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.
Texas Tech lands Virginia Tech grad transfer Chris Clarke
Texas Tech continued to reload after its national championship game run by adding Virginia Tech grad transfer Chris Clarke on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
The 6-foot-6 guard from Virginia Beach (VA) Cape Henry Collegiate School averaged 8.2 points and 6.3 rebounds in 2017-18 at Virginia Tech. He sat out last season after being suspended.
He should offset the loss of wing Jarrett Culver to the NBA Draft.
“He’s an electric eel,” longtime New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said of Clarke when he initially committed to Virginia Tech. “He’s a 6-5 version of Kenneth Faried. [Clarke] plays with the metabolism of a hummingbird and covers the court as well as any player. He’s involved in more plays on both sides of the ball than almost player in the country.
“He’s a guy that really, really high energy and high-intensity. That’s what he brings to a program. There’s no one in high school basketball who plays with more energy and plays every inch of the ball as fully as he does.”
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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.