Wake Forest Assistant Jamill Jones Charged with Assaulting Tourist in New York

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 9, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - JANUARY 29: A view of the Wake Forest logo prior to a game between the Syracuse Orange and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Lawrence Joel Coliseum on January 29, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 67-57. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Lance King/Getty Images

Jamill Jones, an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest, has been charged in an attack on a tourist in New York. 

Per Larry Celona of the New York Post, Jones was charged with assault after allegedly punching a Florida resident who was visiting Long Island City on Sunday. 

Law enforcement sources told Celona that Sabor Szabo was "apparently drunk and banging on cars" in the early morning hours. Szabo's family members told Celona he was looking for a ride he had called, and a source said Szabo punched a local resident as well.

Jones' vehicle was one that Szabo was reportedly banging on when the Wake Forest assistant allegedly punched him in the face. Szabo hit his head on the ground after falling off the vehicle and later died as a result of his injuries. 

Celona added the charges against Jones could be upgraded, pending the results of the medical examiner's report determining Szabo's cause of death. 

Jones has been part of Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning's staff since May 2017. 

Related

    Wake makes top 10 list for SC 2021 point guard Robert McCray

    Wake Forest Basketball logo
    Wake Forest Basketball

    Wake makes top 10 list for SC 2021 point guard Robert McCray

    DemonDeaconDigest.com
    via DemonDeaconDigest.com

    Makur Maker Commits to Howard

    Five-star center chooses HBCU over Kentucky, UCLA and Memphis in hopes of inspiring more recruits to follow

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Makur Maker Commits to Howard

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    Joanne McCallie Steps Down as Duke HC

    3x ACC Coach of the Year announces she's leaving program after 13 seasons

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Joanne McCallie Steps Down as Duke HC

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Updated 2020 NBA Draft Big Board 📝

    @Jonwass takes another look at the top 50 draft prospects with the draft delayed

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Updated 2020 NBA Draft Big Board 📝

    Jonathan Wasserman
    via Bleacher Report