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.
Texas A&M lands former Oklahoma State commit Antwann Jones
Antwann Jones, the 6-foot-6 wing from Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge, has committed to Texas A&M and will sign a National Letter of Intent on Tuesday, 247Sports reported.
A onetime Oklahoma State commit, he changed course after the FBI investigation into college basketball bribery that involved former OSU assistant Lamont Evans.
“He just liked the fit,” Oak Ridge coach Steve Reece told the site of the commitment to A&M. “He felt like he knew the players. He had played at camp with some of the players there. He really liked the coaching staff too.”
“He loved the environment and the culture they have down there,” he added.
Playing with E1T1 Elite AAU program, Jones averaged 10.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 22 games. He is ranked as the No. 71 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings.
“Twan is an all around player,” Reece told 247. “He’s a really good passer. He has great size, can handle the ball and can score. Watching those guys play the other night, I can see him fitting in really well there.”
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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.