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.
Carter Jr., Harper Lead Georgia Stars to Peach Jam Title
The Georgia Stars won the 2015 Peach Jam championship on Sunday.
Behind 34 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds from Auburn-bound guard Jared Harper and 25 points, 13 rebounds and 8 blocks from 2017 big man Wendell Carter Jr., the Stars beat Jayson Tatum and the St. Louis Eagles, 104-77, in the final.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and three assistants were on hand to see both Tatum — who committed to the Blue Devils on ESPNU and then had 24 points and 7 rebounds in the finals– and Carter Jr. — who said this weekend that Duke is recruiting him the hardest.
“Probably Duke, they are probably the very top school that’s working the hardest,” Carter Jr. said. “I hear from them every day, both Coach K and coach [Jeff] Capel.”
Carter Jr. also won a gold medal earlier this summer with the USA U16 team at the FIBA Americas Championship.
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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.