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.
Syracuse transfer B.J. Johnson has committed to La Salle, a source confirmed to SNY.tv.
The 6-7 sophomore out of Philadelphia averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 25 games this past season. He must sit a year as per NCAA transfer regulations and will then have two years of eligibility.
Syracuse was recently hit hard with NCAA penalties, including the loss of three scholarships a year for four years.
Still, they have a four-man recruiting class next year that includes guards Malachi Richardson and Franklin Howard and forwards Tyler Lydon and Moustapha Diagne.
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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.