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Saturday / May 28.
  • Jacobi Wright pledges to South Carolina

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Jacobi Wright is staying home.

    The 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard from Legacy Charter (S.C.) committed to South Carolina on Sunday, for the Class of 2021, he told ZAGSBLOG.

    “I feel like it’s the all-around best fit for me,” he said. “I feel like that’s somewhere where I can develop my game and just keep getting better as a player and a person. And I really like the coaching staff, how they push their players, coach Frank Martin and coach Bruce [Shingler]. I have really good relationships with them.”

    He also considered Winthrop and UNC-Charlotte, while Virginia and Virginia Tech showed interest.

    “[I’ll be] just an all-around point guard, just somebody who can do whatever the coaches ask me to do,” he said. “And that’s what my job will be, whatever they ask me to do. Bring some leadership to the team, be vocal, somebody who tries to bring wins to the team.”

    The Gamecocks return several point guards, including freshman Trae Hannibal, sophomore Jermaine Couisnard and redshirt freshman T.J. Moss.

    He joins shooting guard Devin Carter in South Carolina’s 2021 class.

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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.