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.
Providence lands 3-star reclassified big man Eli DeLaurier
By ADAM ZAGORIAEli DeLaurier, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center, committed to Providence on Tuesday and will reclassify to join the team for this season.
“I’m on campus now,” he said by text.
DeLaurier, who spent last season at the Miller School (VA), chose the Friars over Mississippi State, Loyola Chicago, Texas A&M and FAU.
“[Providence] has been really involved, my family loves the coaching staff and knew they are great people,” he said. “Being given the amazing opportunity is something I can not be more grateful for. I love the team and the campus, too.”
Asked what kind of player he’ll be for the Friars, he said, “I’ll stretch the floor when I’m able to.”
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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.