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.
Wagner coach Bashir Mason picked up two key players on Sunday who could end up starting for the Seahawks.
Brandon Rosser, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward from Central Arizona College, and Michael Carey (pictured), a 6-5 guard from San Jacinto (TX) College, both committed to Wagner.
Rosser, who averaged 17.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 30 games last season, also considered North Carolina Central and Toledo.
“[I like] Coach Bash’s vision and I’m trying to help them get to the NCAAs,” Rosser told SNY.tv.
Asked what skill set he brings, Rosser said, “I’m a big but I like the ball in my hands and getting other people involved.”
Carey is a do-it-all type guard who initially committed to Texas Tech before being deemed a non-qualifier. He considered Hofstra and Abilene Christian this time around.
“It just felt as if I was home and I felt a sense of trust with the coaching staff,” he said.
Carey averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 31 games last season.
“I just look at myself as a do-it-all guard who will get after it and just wants to win,” he told SNY.tv.
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.
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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.