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.
The 6-foot-3 Morant averaged 24.5 points, 10.0 assists and 5.7 rebounds while leading the Racers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In a first-round blowout of Marquette, Morant finished with 17 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds, recording the ninth triple-double in NCAA Tournament history.
Morant became the first player to post a triple-double in NCAA Tournament play since Draymond Green did it for Michigan State in 2012.
“Obviously, I wouldn’t be able to make triple-doubles without my teammates making shots so the credit for this game goes to them,” he said in a TV interview.
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.