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.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Fordham landed a pair of guards this week.
One day after Jalen Cobb, a 6-foot-2 Class of 2018 combo guard from Loomis Chaffee (CT), committed to Fordham on Wednesday, the Rams landed a pledge from Lazar Skoric, a 6-1 shooting guard from Belgrade, Serbia, sources told ZAGSBLOG.
Cobb also considered Tulane and Central Connecticut State.
“Fordham offers everything I would want from a school,” Cobb said. “It has great academics, competes in the A-10, which is a very competitive league. And I liked how the coaches knew my weaknesses but also saw how good I could become and what it would take to get me there.”
As for what he’ll bring to Fordham, he said, “I’m an athletic point guard, can shoot, defend, and make my teammates better.”
Cobb and Skoric join point guards Nick Honor and Tyrone Perry, shooting guard Chris Austin and center Ony Esisi in coach Jeff Neubauer’s 2018 class.
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.