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.
Derrick Jones Looking at Spring Decision, UConn to Visit Thursday
Derrick Jones, the 6-foot-7 small forward from Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll, may wait until the spring to make a college decision.
“I think Derrick is kind of focusing in on maybe committing sometime in the spring and trying to start feeling things out this fall,” Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk told SNY.tv Wednesday morning. “Hopefully, he gets a chance to go out and get some visits before the season but I don’t think anything’s set right now.”
UConn coach Kevin Ollie is expected to have a home visit with Jones on Thursday. Jones already visited the reigning national champion Huskies over the summer.
“UConn’s coming in Thursday, I don’t know of anything else,” Romanczuk said.
Jones, who won the Dunk Contest at the Under Armour Elite 24 game, recently cut his list to include Arizona, Auburn, Florida, Kansas, UConn, UNC, UNLV, Louisville and Kentucky.
Over the summer, Derrick Jones Sr.said he had hoped to take his son on visits to Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Kansas and Auburn in the coming weeks.
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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.