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 ZAGORIAShaheen Holloway has landed his first pledge as the new coach at St. Peter’s College.
And it’s a big one.
Majur Majak, the 7-foot-1 Class of 2018 center from The Patrick School and the NY Jayhawks, verbally committed to St. Peter’s on Tuesday.
“Majur is a game changer defensively with his ability to block multiple shots in one possession and rebound the ball,” Jayhawks director Jay David said. “He can switch out and guard along with covering a lot of space because of his quickness. He has an amazing opportunity to do something special in the MAAC.”
Holloway, of course, starred at St. Pat’s, and it seems fitting his first recruit is from his alma mater.
“Majur Majak is a very good addition for St. Peter’s,” Patrick School coach Chris Chavannes said. “Majur was without question one of our most improved players. Majur will be an immediate impact player for Coach Holloway.”
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.