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
After being cleared to play on Monday, Villanova freshman Bryan Antoine made his college debut Thursday.
The 6-foot-5 Antoine went for 9 points on 4-of-6 shooting with 3 assists in 19 minutes of Villanova’s 98-69 rout of Middle Tennessee State. He entered the game with 14:21 to play in the first half.
Antoine underwent right shoulder surgery on May 31 for a torn labrum, with one source saying he made a “freakish recovery.”
“We had the early lead, so we were able to get Bryan some good minutes,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said.
Villanova advances to the semifinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational Friday afternoon against Mississippi State, an 80-66 victor over Tulane in the second game of the doubleheader.
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.