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.
Jordan Tucker, a 6-foot-7 2017 wing from White Plains (N.Y.) Archbishop Stepinac, picked up a Syracuse offer over the weekend after Orange coach Jim Boeheim watched him play in Albany.
He confirmed he will visit Syracuse Oct. 17.
”It kind of made me nervous but excited for myself at the same time,” Tucker told Scout.com. “Because when you think of a coach like Jim Boeheim coaching you and you see him work with NBA players and the interest he has in those players. Then in the back of his mind he’s thinking about me and how I’m doing and how I play.”
Tucker also holds offers from Villanova, Dayton, Xavier, Providence, Oklahoma, Fordham and Manhattan.
“The interesting thing about him is he’s a hard worker and he hasn’t come close to reaching his potential,” New York Lightning coach Shandue McNeilltold Syracuse.com. “He’s got a high IQ and his advantage is his versatility at 6-7. And I don’t think he’s done growing.”
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.