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.
By ADAM ZAGORIAJared Jones, the 6-foot-10, 235-pound center from McEachern (GA), committed to Northwestern over Wake Forest on Sunday.
He took officials to both schools this month.
“What made me pick Northwestern was the their energy in recruiting me,” he said. “When I went on my official visit the coaches and players really embraced me and made me feel like I was already apart of their family. They gave me a lot of insight about what it takes to play on the high-major college level. I really took value in that.”
Jones, ranked the No. 34 center nationally by 247Sports.com, joins point guard Daniel Buie in coach Chris Collins’ 247 class.
“He’s a skilled big man who’s physical and athletic with amazing court vision and a soft touch,” said Game Elite coach Chris Williams.
Said Jones: “I’ll bring versatility. Being able to switch off of screens and guard multiple positions, protecting the rim and scoring in the paint and on the perimeter.”
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.