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.
Jamarko Pickett, the No. 19-ranked small forward in the Class of 2017 per 247Sports.com, verbally committed to Georgetown on Friday, Scout.com reported.
“He picked them because he felt like he could go in there and contribute immediately,” Chad Myers, the coach at Massanutten Military Academy, told Scout. “Playing time along with location was the determining the factor for him.
“I think he’s a versatile forward that can play both forward positions,” Myers said. “He can score at all three levels and his length allows him to guard multiple positions.”
The 6-foot-9 Pickett also recently visited Maryland, per Scout.
He joins point guard Jahvon Blair, small forward Antwan Walker and center Chris Sodom in Georgetown’s 2017 class, the first for new coach Patrick Ewing.
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.