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.
Showcase Game featuring James Wiseman, Trendon Watford, Chandler Lawson, Matthew Hurt should draw huge crowd in Vegas
By ADAM ZAGORIA
The biggest game in Las Vegas this week won’t be one with a championship at stake.
Instead, a Showcase Game on Thursday that is set to feature Class of 2019 stars James Wiseman, Trendon Watford, Chandler Lawson, Kira Lewis and Matthew Hurt could draw a huge crowd of college coaches. The game is set for 5:20 p.m. local time at Findlay Prep as part of the Las Vegas Summer Showcase.
“The D1 Minnesota/Hoop City game should pull in 60-70 coaches all by itself,” said Richard Hurt, Matthew’s father and a director with the Minnesota club.
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.