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.
Maryland adds Boston College transfer Jairus Hamilton
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Maryland on Wednesday secured a commitment from Boston College transfer Jairus Hamilton.
The 6-foot-8 sophomore forward from Charlotte, N.C., averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds last season, although he missed time at the end of the season with a knee injury. He will sit one year to play two.
Hamilton initially chose Boston College over offers from Duke, Arizona, Florida and UNC, amongst others.
Maryland, meantime, also remains in the final eight for Radford transfer Carlik Jones, who is considering West Virginia, Louisville, Maryland, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Texas Tech, Marquette and Radford.
In 2019-20, Jones averaged 20 points, 5.5 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game while shooting 48 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc.
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.
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