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.
Jalen Hill has decided to stay close to home, and has committed to UCLA. He was considering Arizona and California as well.
One of the top 2017 prospects, Hill is ranked No. 35 in the nation. At 6-foot-8, 200 pounds, Hill was a member of this year’s Team USA U16 squad.
Hill is the second commit for the Bruins in the class of 2017, joining Lonzo Ball’s younger brother, LiAngelo.
“I really didn’t think that I was going to make the decision today, Hill told Evan Daniels of Scout.com. “They spelled out everything I wanted and everything I was looking for in a college. There was no other second place to them. I went with my gut.”
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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.