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.
Freshman Jabari Brown has left the Oregon basketball team, according to a report on OregonLive.com.
“I will say it up front, I don’t want him to leave,” Ducks coach Dana Altman said after his team’s 86-61 win Sunday over Southeast Missouri State. “The door is still open.”
His name is no longer on the Oregon roster.
Brown’s parents were not immediately available by phone.
Brown averaged 6 points and 2 rebounds while making a team-high 11 turnovers.
The 6-5 Brown initially chose the Ducks over Washington, UConn, Arizona State and Georgia Tech.
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.