Zamareya Jones, a highly rated guard, has committed to playing college basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
At the pep rally held at North Pitt High School on Wednesday evening, Jones declared her intention to continue playing basketball at NC State during her college years.
ESPN has given five-star point guard Jones a rating. She is part of the Class of 2024 and is one of the four North Carolina players from that class to be included in the ESPN Top 60, standing at a height of 5-foot-8.
Before finalizing her decision, Jones narrowed down her options to five schools: Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Mississippi State, and N.C. State.
Jones has been a member of North Pitt’s varsity team for three years. In a span of three seasons and 69 games, she has accumulated a total of 1,794 points, with 191 of those coming from successful three-point shots. Jones has also achieved 234 rebounds, 443 assists, and 308 steals throughout her career.
During her junior year, Jones tallied 867 points over the course of 30 games, with an average of 28.9 points per game. She also had an average of 7 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.4 steals per game.
Jones received several honors last year, including being named the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year, making the HighSchoolOT All-State Team for the third consecutive year, being chosen for the NCBCA All-State Team, and earning a spot on the NCBCA All-District Team.
Jones was a contender for the HighSchoolOT Honors Girls Basketball Player of the Year Award.
Last season, North Pitt had a record of 27 wins and 3 losses, and they were undefeated in conference games. They made it to the semifinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A state playoffs, but ultimately lost to Seaforth.
The 2023-2024 season opener will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 7 p.m., featuring a non-conference match against Terry Sanford.