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.
The Sharette Dixon Classic is a one-day event featuring the top boys’ high school basketball from across New York and New Jersey.
This annual event is being organized in memory of Sharette Dixon, wife of Minnesota assistant Kimani Young and mother of Kamaal Young (12), Khaliq Young (10) and Salimah Young (8). Proceeds from the event will support a family education fund that has been established for the three children.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Gauchos Gym in the Bronx and will feature two contests at 6 and 8 p.m., a sophomore game and upperclassmen game.
Here are the rosters:
1) Rawle Alkins-Christ the King/New Rens
2) Desure Buie-Wings Academy/NY Lightning
3) Matt Ryan-Iona Prep/Albany City Rocks (committed to Notre Dame)
4) Damon Wilson-Our Savior New American/Game Elite (committed to Pittsburgh)
5) Justin Wright-Foreman-HS of Construction/New Rens (committed to Hofstra)
6) Akintoye “AK” Ojo – Cardinal Hayes/New Heights
7) Nakye Sanders- Tottenville/New Heights (committed to Duquesne)
8) Ty Jerome-Iona Prep/New Heights (committed to Virginia)
9) Ray Salnave-Cardozo/Juice All-Stars
10) Kassoum Yakwe-Our Savior New American/PSA Cardinals
11) Devonte Green-Long Island Lutheran/PSA Cardinals
12) Jessie Govan-Wings Academy (committed to Georgetown)
13 – Cahiem Brown-St. Raymond’s
1) Chris Silva- Roselle Catholic/Sports U (committed to South Carolina)
2) Shakur Juiston- Newark Eastside/NJ Playaz
3) Markis McDuffie- St. Anthony/Sports U
4) Eli Cain-St. Benedict’s/NJ Playaz (committed to Delaware)
5) Tyler Kohl- Coastal Academy/
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6) Temple Gibbs-Seton Hall Prep/NJ Playaz
7) Bryce Aiken- The Patrick School/PSA Cardinals
8) Asante Gist- Roselle Catholic/Sports U
9) Jagan Mosley- St. Anthony/NJ Playaz
10) Breein Tyree- St. Joseph Metuchen/Sports U
11) Myles Powell-Trenton Catholic/NJ Playaz
12) Taurean Thompson- St. Anthony/NJ Playaz
1) Sidney Wilson-St. Raymond/New Heights
2) Jordan Tucker- Stepinac/NY Lightning
3) Jose Alvarado-Christ the King/New Rens
4) Isaiah Washington-St. Raymond/New Heights
5) Chris Coalman-St. Mary’s/NY Lightning
6) Zack Bruno- Xaverian/ Brooklyn Rens
7) Keith Williams-Bishop Loughlin/New Heights
8) Deondre Bourne-Leman Prep/PSA Cardinals
9) Brandon Randolph- Masters/PSA Cardinals
10) Marques Watson-Bishop Loughlin/New Heights
11) Donald “Man-Man” Flores-Abraham Lincoln/ Juice All-Stars
1) Trevon Duval-St. Benedict’s/NJ Playaz
2) Jamir Harris-The Patrick School/NJ Playaz
3) Nate Pierre-Louis-St. Benedicts/ Sports U
4) Leondre Washington-Teaneck/NJ Playaz
5) Marcus McCleary-The Patrick School/NJ Playaz
6) Manny Dixon-Notre Dame/Sports U
7) Pat Strzala- Hudson Catholic/NJ Playaz
8) Bul Ajang-The Patrick School
9) Buay Koka-The Patrick School
10) David Kachelries- Emmaus/ Sports U
11) Elijah Barnes- Freehold/NJ Playaz
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.