Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
One of the top players in the state of Florida, Alex Owens, has committed to Providence.
He also considered Houston, Missouri and Central Florida.
“I’ve chosen to attend Providence University for College Basketball #GoFriars,” Owens tweeted.
Listed at 6-foot-8, 240 pounds, the rising senior from is one of the best rebounders and passers in the nation. Providence assistant Bob Simon was the lead recruiter for Owens, who is a great addition for the Friars.
The No. 98 ranked player in the nation by 247 Sports, Owens played for E1T1 Elite this summer. He averaged 6.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on a loaded team that included top ranked Ben Simmons and scoring guard Antonio Blakeney.
He attends high school with Blakeney at Oak Ridge (Fla.) and averaged 17 points and 15.3 rebounds per game as a junior.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.