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 new St. John’s coach scored a major coup on the coaching and recruiting front by nabbing St. John’s product and former Iowa State assistant Matt Abdelmassih to his staff.
“Extremely sad but happy to move onto the next stage in my life,” he Tweeted.
Abdelmassih was the Cyclones’ lead recruiter on Cheick Diallo, the 6-foot-9 Mcdonald’s All-American forward out of Our Savior New American. Diallo is considering Iowa State, St. John’s, Kentucky, Kansas and Pitt. He is also close with St. John’s guard Felix Balamou.
The Des Moines Register also credited Abdelmassih for recruiting Royce White, Jameel McKay, Abdel Nader, Dustin Hogue and DeAndre Kane to Iowa State.
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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.