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 ZAGORIAAl-Amir Dawes, the 6-foot-2 combo guard from The Patrick School (N.J.) and the NJ Playaz, continues to pile up the offers this summer.
UConn and UCF are the latest schools to offer Dawes, while Wichita State, St. John’s, TCU and Clemson have also offered in recent days. Dawes is planning unofficial visits to UConn and Clemson soon.
An athletic combo guard who plays at the same program that produced Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Nick Richards, Dawes averaged 16.8 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds with the Playaz on the Nike EYBL circuit.
“Al-Amir has improved his work ethic, which has translated into a outstanding spring and summer,” Patrick School coach Chris Chavannes said. “I think one of the best honors you get in the summer is to be consistently chosen as one of the top players in each of the EYBL sessions. Al has been very consistent this summer. I am very happy with his progress and improved work ethic.”
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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.