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.
Four-star forward Elijah Saunders pledges to San Diego State
By ADAM ZAGORIAElijah Saunders is headed to San Diego State.
The 6-foot-8 Class of 2022 power forward from Phoenix (AZ) Sunnyslope chose the school Friday over Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.
“Coach [Brian] Dutcher was the separating factor for me,” he told 247Sports.com. “What he told me and his belief in me stood out between all of the other schools.”
He visited the school last month.
“He’s a big time shooter who can really stretch the floor with the 3-ball,” said Compton Magic director Etop Udo-Ema. “He’s an underappreciated athlete with bounce. Has a chance to play at the next level.”
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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.