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
Bryant College coach Jared Grasso continued to use his New York-area ties to land former Christ the King guard Jared Rivers, a Division 2 transfer from LIU Post.
Rivers averaged 18.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists last season at LIU Post, and went off for 41 points against St. Thomas Aquinas. He also considered New Mexico, East Tennessee State and Colombia.
He is eligible immediately because basketball was discontinued at LIU Post. No decision has been made on whether he will play immediately at Bryant or redshirt and play next fall.
“I picked Bryant because Coach Grasso had the confidence in my abilities to contribute to the team,” Rivers said. “The style of play is conducive to my skillset. I felt I can be successful there and help the program on and off the court.”
He added: “I will bring my competitive edge, creating for myself and others and just wanting to win and doing anything to help the team win.”
Bryant also added combo guard Mike Green from Mount St. Michael as Grasso, the former associate head coach at Iona, continues to recruit using his New York ties.
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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.