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.
Jahmal McMurray, one of the hottest commodities on the transfer market, has opted to transfer to SMU.
‘The feel was right, the atmosphere and environment was right and I know I’ll be successful there,” he said.
The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein.
A former St. John’s target, McMurray will be eligible in December. He is currently attending junior college.
The point guard also considered Virginia Tech, Arizona State, Baylor and Western Kentucky.
McMurray averaged 20.3 points per game, including a 10-of-20 showing from behind the arc, in three games this season for USF before announcing his decision to transfer.
He had been suspended for the first six games due to an undisclosed issue.
A preseason Second Team All-AAC member, McMurray averaged 15.2 points per game on 39 percent shooting last year.
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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.