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 ZAGORIAMekhi Long, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing from Massanutten Military Academy (VA) and Boo Williams, committed to Rhode Island on Friday.
Long, who played with incoming Rhody shooting guard Tyrese Martin, also considered Virginia Tech, USF and VCU. He is Rhody’s first 2019 commit.
“I picked Rhode Island because I fit best with their style of play and the coaches really showed they can help me with becoming a man and a better player,” he said. “They also showed that they truly care for me and want the best for me.”
Long brings an athletic wing presence to coach David Cox’s team.
“The skill set I will bring is versatility because I can be put in any position and have a impact also toughness which they have already,” he said.
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.