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, a 6-foot-7 wing forward from Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll, will visit UNLV Thursday for the Scarlet & Gray Showcase, his father told SNY.tv.
UNLV assistant Ryan Miller watched Jones work out at his school this past week, and the Rebels are among the schools recruiting Jones the hardest, along with UConn and Auburn.
“I like their style of play and they have a great coaching staff,” Derrick Jones Sr. said of UNLV. “Even though I know Derrick can adapt to any system, UNLV plays the way Derrick likes to play.”
Jones, who won the dunk contest in the Elite 24 game, is expected to sign in the spring.
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.