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 ZAGORIAJosh Pierre-Louis, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, has committed to Temple after decommitting from UNLV in the wake of the coaching change.
The high-flying Pierre-Louis will join his older brother, Nate, a sophomore guard with the Owls.
“We are thrilled for Josh and his commitment to Temple,” RC coach Dave Boff said. “He is going to have a big impact right away and have an opportunity to play with his brother, its truly a great fit.”
A highly athletic floor general who is known for his one-handed tomahawk dunks, Pierre-Louis helped RC win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title in 2018 and reach the Non-Public B state final in 2019. He suffered broken bones in his hand and then a concussion during the playoffs, but was recovering.
UNLV fired Menzies after three seasons and a first-round exit from the Mountain West Conference tournament, ending a tenure with small successes but no major leaps.
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.