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
New Fordham coach Kyle Neptune has added his first major transfer in former Florida International guard Antonio Daye Jr.
The 6-foot-3 Charlotte, N.C. native chose Fordham over Missouri, Coastal Carolina and UNC Greensboro.
“I will be taking my talents to Fordham University,” he told ZAGSBLOG.
“[Coach Neptune] played a huge roll, he kept it 100 with me and he let it be known that he really needed me and wanted to put the ball in my hands.”
As a junior at FIU, he averaged 17.1 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field and 29 percent from deep. As a sophomore, he averaged 10.6 points, 4.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds.
“I’m bringing a skill set that you can’t teach and that’s a lot of heart and toughness and a winning mindset!!” he said.
Daye’s uncle, Jawad Williams, was a standout forward on North Carolina’s 2005 NCAA Championship team and played two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers before moving overseas where he currently plays professionally.
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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.