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.
St. Benedict’s Prep senior guard Tamir Jackson has a top five now that he has decommitted from Alabama-Birmingham.
“Rice, Harvard, Penn, South Carolina and Virginia Tech,” Jackson wrote in a text message.
The 6-foot-2 Jackson visited Rice last week and said he enjoyed it.
“It was great. I liked it a lot,” he said.
He committed to UAB in April and then decommitted in July.
Jackson averaged 14 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists for a St. Benedict’s team that finished 24-1 and ranked No. 2 in the nation behind St. Anthony of Jersey City in several major national polls.
He dropped 29 points on Brandon Jennings and Oak Hill Academy, then No. 1 in the nation, last December in a nationally televised game on ESPN.
“He’s the one that killed us tonight,” Jennings said that night. “He hit open 3’s when it counted, and that’s one of the reasons why they won.”
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.