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.
West Virginia forward Kevin Jones of Mount Vernon, N.Y., has withdrawn his name from the 2011 NBA draft and will return for his senior season.
“This was a good experience for me to go through the process and gain valuable feedback for my goal of playing in the NBA,” said the 6-foot-8 Jones, who averaged 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds last season. “I’m excited about coming back to West Virginia and playing with my teammates for my senior season.”
“Kevin went through the process in a systematic and professional manner by exploring his options,” said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. “He was able to gain feedback from NBA professionals that will help him in the future. We’re pleased that he will be a Mountaineer for his senior season.”
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.