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.
Saint Peter’s adds former New York City star Jaylen ‘Juju’ Murray
By ADAM ZAGORIAJaylen “Juju” Murray, the 6-foot Class of 2021 scoring guard from Cardinal Hayes High School and Commonwealth Academy (MA), has enrolled at Saint Peter’s University and will play for coach Shaheen Holloway, sources said.
Murray, who ran with the NY Lightning AAU squad, initially committed to Bryant but then re-opened his recruitment. He also held offers from Fordham, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, St. Bonaventure, George Washington, VCU and Iona.
He scored 900 points in two seasons at Hayes.
“Jaylen is a super skilled guard who can score the ball at a high level,” Hayes coach Joe Lods said when he committed to Bryant. “He is one of the most talented players I have ever coached at Hayes. “
Said former Springfield Commonwealth coach Nick Couluris: “JuJu brings New York City toughness to a team that could be a starting guard away from a potential tournament bid. I think he could be an immediate impact guy for St. Peter’s, quite possibly the best guard on the roster by the time the season is over.”
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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.