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 announce his college choice Thursday on ESPNU from 6-7 p.m, Adam Finkelstein reports.
Jones will join Isaiah Briscoe and Skal Labissierein revealing their college choices at that time.
Jones is down to UNLV, Auburn and UConn.
Jones recently visited UNLV for the Scarlet & Gray Showcase and enjoyed it.
“I know a couple of the players so that’s one thing that attracted me down to the school,” he told COBL.com“Rashad Vaughn, Goodluck [Okonoboh], Dwayne Morgan, and they got a transfer from Rutgers, Jerome [Seagears].
“And after them, I got to know a couple more players; one of the kids from California named Kendall [Smith], so I already got to know a lot of them.”
UConn, meantime, is also in play for Briscoe and Tevin Mack, who will announce separately on Thursday, while Auburn made a late push for Jones.
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.