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.
Derrick Jones, a 6-foot-7 wing forward from Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll, enjoyed his visit to UNLV for the Scarlet & Gray Showcase, his father told SNY.tv.
“The visit was great,” Derrick Jones Sr. said. “We really like Coach [Dave] Rice, Coach [Ryan] Miller and the rest of the UNLV family. They said with the talent that Derrick’s got, they would use him in multiple ways depending where the mismatch is.”
Jones, who is also being courted by UConn and Auburn, among others, is not expected to commit until the spring.
He visited UNLV along with several other players, including 2016 commit Justin Jackson of Findlay Prep and 2016 Findlay Prep point guard Derryck Thornton.
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.