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.
Villanova’s Bryan Antoine cleared to play, team will bring him along ‘slowly’
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Villanova freshman Bryan Antoine was cleared by doctors Monday to play in games and the team will bring him along “slowly,” head coach Jay Wright said by text.
The 6-foot-5 Antoine underwent right shoulder surgery on May 31 for a torn labrum.
“Bryan Antoine has been medically cleared as of today for competition,” Wright said in a group text with reporters. “He is available for this week’s tournament [the Myrtle Beach Invitational].
“We will bring him along slowly. He has only practiced a few days.”
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.