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 ZAGORIATaquan Woodley, the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from Camden (N.J.) High School and the NY Rens AAU program, committed to South Carolina on Wednesday.
The former Penn State commit also listed St. John’s, St. Joe’s, Temple and Georgia. He decommitted from Penn State after Pat Chambersstepped down as coach.
“Taquan is an old school forward with new-school feel for the game,” NY Rens coach Andy Borman said. “He combines a toughness with a high basketball IQ. He is a terrific rebounder and rim protector with advanced ball skills and passing ability. He will be an immediate impact player in the front court as a freshman.”
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.