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.
Penn State on Monday scored a commitment from 6-foot-4 Philadelphia (PA) Roman Catholic point guard Tony Carr.
“I started to look deeper into things and weigh my options a little bit heavier, I just realized that was the best place for me,” he told CoBL. “I feel like I can go to Penn State and prosper as a young man, not only on the basketball but off the basketball court.”
The No. 52 player in the ESPN 100, Carr also considered Temple, Southern Methodist, Maryland and Providence, but ultimately went with head coach Pat Chambers and his staff.
“I strongly considered the University of Maryland, they have a great coaching staff also, I had a good relationship with them,” Carr told the site. “And also Temple University, Fran Dunphy has always been a great person and…he just told me that he loved my game and wanted to coach me and I felt comfortable with him throughout the process, but I just wanted to go to Penn State.”
Penn State has three commits in the 2015 class: forward Mike Watkins, guard Josh Reaves and wing forward Deividas Zemgulis.
“I believe I can go there and change the whole landscape, with guys like Nazeer Bostick and Josh Reaves and Mike Watkins and Joe Hampton,” Carr said. “I feel like we can change the whole school around make history up there and be special.”
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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.