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, Duke watch 2019 big man James Wiseman at City of Palms
Kentucky’s Tony Barbee and Duke’s Nate James were among the coaches on hand Tuesday night to see James Wiseman at the City of Palms Classic.
The 7-foot-1 Wiseman went for 20 points and 10 rebounds as Memphis East, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, defeated Bradenton (FL) Lakewood Ranch, 76-58.
Wiseman recently told ESPN’s Paul Biancardi that Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas had been most active in recruiting him.
Wiseman said he models his game after former Kentucky big man Anthony Davis because of “how he runs the floor and makes himself available.”
“He’s long, athletic, he can block shots,” Chandler Lawson, Wiseman’s teammate, told NewsPress.com. “He’s a leader. He’s a big advantage for us. But we can’t take anything for granted. We’re playing the best, so we have to do whatever we can to get better.”
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.