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.
Zach Lewis, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard from Windsor, Conn., committed to Iona on Easter Sunday and will be immediately eligible in 2017-18.
“What made me pick Iona was the great culture there, and the way they develop their players and grad transfers is unbelievable,” he said.
Lewis has already scored 1,000 points in his college career, including two years at Canisius and one at UMass. He averaged 8.8 points and 1.6 rebounds last season at UMass after averaging 12.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 2014-15 at Canisius.
Lewis scored 37 points on La Salle in a game in February.
“What I bring for them is someone who can create for myself as well as others, leadership, and a guy with a chip on his shoulder who is hungry to get better and compete at a high level,” he said.
Iona (22-13) is coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance where they lost to Oregon in the first round.
TRAVIS ATSON TO QUINNIPIAC
New Quinnipiac coach Baker Dunleavy landed transferring Tulsa forward Travis Atson.
The 6-foot-5 Brooklyn native also visited Iona. He will sit one year to play three.
He averaged 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds last season at Tulsa.
“I had trust in the coaching staff,” Atson said. “Coach Dunleavy is a very intelligent man and has a great agenda set up for both of us. I believe in his vision. I feel we will work together and win a lot of games. Also the campus and facilities were beautiful.”
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.