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.
Seton Hall men’s coach Bobby Gonzalez commented today on the signing of Jamel Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound shooting guard out of Technical Career Institute in Manhattan.
“Jamel is a tremendous shooter with a quick release and he’ll give us another deep range threat,” Gonzalez said. “I think he’s as good of a long-distance shooter as Jeremy Hazell, but he also plays good defense and has impressive size for a two guard. Jamel is the epitome of the kind of guard that I love and has made my system successful over the years.”
Jackson will have three years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 24.5 points per game last year at TCI, shooting 47 percent from the field and 50 percent from the 3-point range.
For more on Jackson, read my post with comments from him and his coach.
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.