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.
C.J. Jones, a 6-foot-1, 186-pound combo guard from Chicago Orr High School, has verbally committed to Steve Masiello and the Manhattan Jaspers.
“I chose Manhattan because it was the best fit for me and my family and I know the coaching staff at Manhattan is going to take good care of me,” Jones said by text. “But I will just try to be the best player I can be for Manhattan. I plan on making a big impact from day one.”
A onetime Ball State commit, Jones figures to be a strong defender at Manhattan.
“He’s one of the best on-ball defenders in the country,” a source close to the staff said.
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.