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.
Greg Brown, Brandon Boston headline Slam Summer Classic
High-profile grassroots basketball will return to the Big Apple this summer.
SLAM announced the SLAM Summer Classic Vol. 2, the follow-up to last year’s inaugural game.
The SLAM Summer Classic Vol. 1 featured No. 1 ranked James Wiseman and Duke-bound Cassius Stanley and instantly became the must-see game of the year.
in the basketball mecca, New York City, this summer’s SLAM Summer
Classic Vol. 2 will go down the weekend of August 17-18,
2019, and will once again see the best rising sophomores, juniors and
seniors step on the concrete at Dyckman Park in New York City and try to
make a name for themselves in the city game. The first five players who
will take part are:
Jalen Green, 6-5, SG, Prolific Prep (Napa, CA), Ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2020Greg Brown, 6-8, PF, Vandegrift HS (Austin, TX) Ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2020Brandon Boston, 6-6, SF, Norcross HS (GA), Ranked No. 6 in the Class of 2020Josh Christopher, 6-4, SG, Mayfair HS (Lakewood, CA), Ranked No. 9 in the Class of 2020Jaden Springer, 6-4, SG, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), Ranked No. 10 in the Class of 2020
This year’s Classic will once again feature an elite girls’ game, including top athletes from all over the country.
“Last year’s SLAM Summer Classic was unquestionably the most fun high school hoops event of the summer—and this year’s is going to be even better,” says Adam Figman, Head of Content at SLAM.
“The weekend is a celebration of New York City basketball culture and a celebration of a group of players who represent the future of the game and are already stars in their own right. We’re excited to run it back and elevate the event into the best hoops event of the year.”
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.