College Hoops Digest

National Coverage, Local Writers. Est. 2013

Meet the Press

Josh Adams  (Founder & Editor)

Josh is the founder of ncaahoopsdigest.com (College Hoops Digest). Born and raised in York, PA ( home of Super Bowl Champion Coach Bruce Arians and the 90’s band Live) he now lives in Nutley, NJ with his wife and stepson and can either be found behind a bar (pre-pandemic) or on press row in the NYC area. His first memory of college hoops was watching Villanova upset Georgetown in the 1985 Championship game. He then witnessed the rematch in person with his Dad as a 10 year old at the Philadelphia Spectrum in 1986 that went to three overtimes. Josh grew up an avid Duke fan (no apology, family went there) and still watches the Lattener shot against Kentucky on YouTube weekly. While never recruited, he is convinced he would lead Division 1 in free throw percentage. Follow him on twitter at @NCAAHoopsDigest

John Fanta (Big East and Seton Hall Reporter)

Hailing from the great city of Cleveland, Ohio, John matriculated to the east coast and is a graduate of Seton Hall University. At Seton Hall, John worked for the student newspaper, PirateTV and the athletic department. He has quickly risen in the TV broadcasting field where you can catch him nationwide on FS1 and other outlets doing college basketball play by play. John works for the Big East Conference where he hosts “Big East Shootaround” and covers all Big East athletics. He expanded his coverage into baseball this past summer with covering the Cleveland Indians for Indiansbaseballinsider.com One of the great young talents in the sports business, we have had Fanta on board with us since his freshman year at Seton Hall. John is on twitter at @John_Fanta.

Brian Wilmer (Big South Reporter)

Brian Wilmer is a proud native of ACC country and grew up watching the ACC Tournament in afternoon classes in school.  Actually, that may explain a few things.  Brian now lives in the Palmetto State, and can usually be found on press row or in a press box somewhere.  Brian proudly works the Big South Conference beat, with other destinations thrown in for good measure.  Follow Brian on Twitter at @sportsmatters.

Dan Gardella (Sacred Heart and National Hoops)

Reigning from Fairfield, Connecticut, Dan is a senior at Sacred Heart University. His fondest basketball memory was watching Kemba Walker’s step back game winner against Pittsburgh. While he loves a well run pick and roll, his love for college basketball is second to none. He hopes down the road, he will become verified on Twitter (being a regular on the Dan Patrick Show will help). Dan is currently the editor of the Sacred Heart student newspaper. Follow Dan on twitter @GardellaDan

Jake Zimmer (Providence, Bryant, and NEC Hoops)

A Fairfield County, Connecticut native, Jake now resides in “The Creative Capital” of Providence, Rhode Island.  Growing up, Jake’s weekends consisted of Sacred Heart and UConn basketball on snowy Saturday afternoons.  A proud alumnus of Bryant University, Jake is also a Play-by-Play broadcaster on Stadium, SportsLive by CBS, and more networks throughout New England.  If the wind blows in the right direction, you can hear Jake’s voice ringing throughout the Blackstone Valley as the PA announcer for Bryant Bulldogs basketball and Providence College soccer, as well as cameo appearances at Boston University.  When not glued to basketball, you can find Jake brewing (and drinking) the finest craft beer in New England.  Follow Jake on Twitter at @JakeZimmer12

Conor Gereg (UConn and National Hoops)

 Sparks flew in 2nd grade when Conor shared his Lunchables with Tony Delk and Walter McCarty while Rick Pitino’s Kentucky Wildcats visited local schools just days before Big Blue won the ’96 title. Beyond college hoops, Conor has been a teacher and coach since 2012, beginning his career in Budapest, Hungary, searching for the next Luka or Dirk, or whatever European star fell into his lap. Instead, Conor developed an unhealthy addiction to doner kebab and gelato. Today, Conor has returned to New England where he was born and lives with his wife, son, and dog who all understand that UConn basketball is appointment television. Follow Conor on Twitter at @CTGereg

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