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Wednesday / October 21.
  • Jabarie Hinds to UMass

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    Former West Virginia guard Jabarie Hinds is on the move.

    The 5-foot-11 Mount Vernon, N.Y., native is headed to UMass over St. Joe’s.

    “I gained a good relationship with coach [Derek] Kellogg and I felt that’s the best place for me,” Hinds told SNY.tv.

    He is also friendly with Chaz Williams of Brooklyn and Derrick Gordon of Plainfield, N.J.

    Hinds averaged 7.4 points and 1.6 assists in 23 minutes last season under coach Bob Huggins.

    As per NCAA rules, Hinds must sit out the upcoming season and will suit up in 2014-15.

    “I’ve learned a lot of stuff,” he said. “When I get back on the court I will be straight business trying to make an impact for my team and trying to win some games wherever I’m at.”

    Photo: LoHud.com



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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.