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.
Kentucky-Bound Nick Richards Leads The Patrick School into New Jersey TOC Final
Kentucky-bound big man Nick Richards went off in the penultimate game of his high school career.
The 6-foot-11 Richards poured in 26 points as The Patrick School knocked off Teaneck, 64-45, in the semifinals of the New Jersey Tournament of Champions in Toms River, N.J.
Richards will try to lead the Celtics to the school’s sixth TOC title on Monday night when they face Don Bosco Prep in the championship game at 8 p.m. at Sun Bank Arena in Trenton. The Celtics, the Non-Public B state champion, last won the TOC title in 2009 as St. Patrick’s.
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.