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.
Mount Vernon (N.Y.) point guard Jabarie Hinds is down to three schools and hopes to announce this week.
The 5-foot-11 Hinds is considering UConn, West Virginia and UNLV. He is the No. 26 point guard in the Class of 2011, per Rivals.
“UCLA wants me to come out at the end of the month but I might commit before then though,” Hinds said by text.
Mount Vernon coach Bob Cimmino previously said Hinds would be a great addition to any program.
“He’s a very, very disciplined hard worker,” he said. “He will bring a tenacity on defense and his athleticism to any program.
“In addition, he’s very similar to Ben [Gordon] in that he has great qualities to assimilate. Some people push themselves in a new situation. He’ll watch where he walks for a little while and he’ll quickly assimilate and understand what it takes in that particular program to be successful.”
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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.