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.
Syracuse Lands East Carolina Transfer Elijah Hughes
Elijah Hughes, who spent his freshman season at East Carolina, will transfer to Syracuse and be eligible beginning in the 2018-19 season for three years.
The 6-foot-6 Hughes visited Seton Hall earlier this week before visiting Syracuse on Wednesday. He also considered Iona.
“I sat down and thought about it and just decided that Syracuse was the right spot,” Hughes told Syracuse.com.
“When I asked myself what I didn’t like about Syracuse, I couldn’t answer the question,” he said. “I liked the coaching staff. I know some of the guys on the team already. It’s close to home. It felt like family.”
Hughes, a Beacon, N.Y., native who averaged 7.8 points and 2.3 rebounds last season, played his final high school season at South Kent (Conn.) alongside Syracuse’s Matthew Moyer and Seton Hall’s Myles Powell.
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.