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Wednesday / February 22.

Jabarie Hinds to UMass

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Former West Virginia guard Jabarie Hinds is on the move.

The 5-foot-11 Mount Vernon, N.Y., native is headed to UMass over St. Joe’s.

“I gained a good relationship with coach [Derek] Kellogg and I felt that’s the best place for me,” Hinds told

He is also friendly with Chaz Williams of Brooklyn and Derrick Gordon of Plainfield, N.J.

Hinds averaged 7.4 points and 1.6 assists in 23 minutes last season under coach Bob Huggins.

As per NCAA rules, Hinds must sit out the upcoming season and will suit up in 2014-15.

“I’ve learned a lot of stuff,” he said. “When I get back on the court I will be straight business trying to make an impact for my team and trying to win some games wherever I’m at.”


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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.