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.
New Jersey guard Zion Cruz transferring to Oak Hill Academy
By ADAM ZAGORIAZion Cruz, ranked the No. 5 shooting guard in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports.com, announced Friday he will transfer to national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (VA) from Hudson (N.J.) Catholic.
“All journeys are not the same, my journey is DIFFERENT,” Cruz wrote on Instagram.
Cruz is friendly with Dior Johnson, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2022. Johnson, formerly from Mayfair (CA), is headed to Oak Hill and is committed to Syracuse.
“Dion and Zion are perimeter players who can make a difference at the elite high school level,” legendary Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said.
Oak Hill has produced a slew of big-name players, including Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo and, most recently, New York City products Cole Anthony and Kofi Cockburn, both of whom declared for the NBA Draft after one-and-done seasons at North Carolina and Illinois, respectively.
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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.