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.
Michigan lands Coastal Carolina transfer Devante Jones
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Coastal Carolina transfer Devante Jones is headed to Michigan.
The 6-foot-1 Jones chose Michigan over Texas, Texas Tech and Memphis.
Jones onMichigan: “ Two former NBA players on staff [Juwan Howard and Howard Eisley] who are heavily respected, fan base is great. Great history behind the program as well..”
Jones averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.8 steals as a junior en route to Player of the Year honors in the Sun Belt Conference. He shot 36.8% from 3-point range. As a sophomore, Jones earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors; he was Freshman of the Year back in 2018-19.
Michigan is losing a number of key players from a team that earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, including Isaiah Livers, Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown. Eli Brooks is returning under the NCAA’s one-time rule change on adding a year due to COVID.
He also declared for the NBA Draft with the plan to test the waters.
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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.