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
This could be a banner year for Canadians in the NBA Draft.
Six Canadians are projected to be drafted, according to the latest mock from ESPN.com.
That would surpass the record of four in 2014, when three were taken in the first round.
Per ESPN, Duke’s R.J. Barrett is projected at No. 3, Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke at No. 14, Virginia Tech’s Nickeil-Alexander Walker at No. 20, Arizona State’s Luguentz Dort at No. 25, Florida State’s Mfiondu Kabengele at No. 27 and Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis at No. 40.
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.