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 ZAGORIAJamir Watkins, the 6-foot-7 small forward Trenton (N.J.) Catholic and Team Final, committed to VCU.
He also considered Seton Hall, St. John’s and West Virginia, among others.
“Jamir is one of the most talented players mixed with athleticism I’ve ever coached,” Team Final coach Aaron Burt said. “Once he puts it all together and competes to his highest level consistently he’s gonna be special.”
He joins point guard Adrian Baldwin and shooting guard Josh Banks in VCU’s 2020 recruiting class.
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.