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.
Point guard Dennis Smith Jr. enrolled early at North Carolina State for the spring semester after he graduated from high school early, according to the News & Observer.
“It’s a dream come true to for me, having grown up an N.C. State fan,” Smith told the News & Observer. “For the way they recruited me, I was happy to show loyalty and commit. I’m excited to be a part of the program.”
At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Smith is the projected No. 5 pick in 2017 by DraftExpress.com. He graduated in December from Trinity Christian in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Smith underwent surgery in August after he tore his ACL in an AAU game and told the News & Observer he could be at full speed by February.
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.