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.
Fordham adds New York City point guard Jahmere Tripp
By ADAM ZAGORIAJahmere Tripp, an explosive finisher with guard skills and an ability to step out and knock down the 3-pointer, committed to Fordham on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-6 guard from Our Savior Lutheran and the NY Lightning Nike EYBL program also considered Hofstra, Rhode Island, Missouri State, Towson and others.
“The energy of the young coaches, staying home and just the trust coach [Keith] Urgo has in me will allow me to get where I want to be,” the Brooklyn native said of why he chose Fordham.
As for his skillset, he said,”Being a big point who can create mismatches and still get my teammates involved. I will be a player who plays hard and wants to get better and learn.”
He joins shooting guard Alex Bates in Fordham’s 2023 class.
“Jahmere possesses a blend of power and finesse,” said Lightning director Shandue McNeil. “He poses a match-up problem. His versatility allows him to play multiple positions on offense and guard multiple positions on defense.”
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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.