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.
The legend of Joe Girard continues to grow.
Syracuse became the latest school to offer the 6-foot-1 Class of 2019 combo guard from Glens Falls (N.Y.) High school.
“Coach [Jim] Boeheim called me directly,” Girard said. “They said I can come in and be just like Gerry McNamara.
“I’ve visited multiple times before and will probably visit again. I feel really great about the offer and to have such a storied program that is in state offer me feels amazing.”
A two-sport star, Girard earlier this week surpassed Lance Stephenson to become New York State’s all-time leading scorer. He’s averaging 50 points per game and will now shoot for 3,000 career points in his career.
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.