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.
Five-star forward Emmitt Williams says talking to Duke’s Coach K like ‘talking to God’
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.– Emmitt Williams, a high-flying, five-star forward from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, received a phone call from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski about a month ago.
“Getting a phone call from him, it was like talking to God,” the 6-7, 210-pound Williams said here at the Nike Peach Jam where he’s playing with Each 1 Teach 1. “I never thought I would be talking to the best coach in the world from his cell phone so getting a call from him is a blessing.”
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.