Jabarie Hinds to transfer to Massachusetts
Former Mount Vernon High School basketball star Jabarie Hinds is set to transfer to the University of Massachusetts, he confirmed to SNY.tv Wednesday.
Hinds, who played the past two years at West Virginia University, would be required to sit out the upcoming season under NCAA rules. He would have two years of eligibility remaining once he suits up again in 2014-15.
“I gained a good relationship with Coach [Derek] Kellogg and I felt that’s the best place for me,” Hinds told SNY.tv.
Hinds, a 5-foot-11 guard, played in all 32 games for the Mountaineers last season, averaging 7.4 points a game, but he saw less playing time late in the season. He scored a season-high 20 points against Iowa State on Jan. 16.
At Mount Vernon High, Hinds led the Knights to a state championship in 2011 and was named Mr. New York Basketball.