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.
N.J. guards Otega Oweh, Corey Floyd Jr. help lead Team Final to prestigious Peach Jam championship
By ADAM ZAGORIA
New Jersey guards Corey Floyd Jr. of Roselle Catholic and Otega Oweh of Blair Academy helped lead Team Final to the prestigious Peach Jam 17U championship on Sunday.
The duo combined for 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Philadelphia-based team capped a two-week stay at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League event by knocking off Brad Beal Elite of St. Louis, 64-61, in Sunday’s championship game at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, S.C. It was the first Peach Jam title for Team Final and director Rob Brown and associate director and head coach Aaron Burt.
“It’s great to see Otega Oweh play so well on a big stage and show the basketball world how much he has improved through his own hard work the last 18 months,” said Blair coach Joe Mantegna, who watched the game on ESPN2.
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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.