Wake Forest Basketball Coach Jamill Jones Charged In Deadly Assault

Jamill Jones is in trouble with the law. Jones, who is an assistant coach for the Wake Forest basketball team, was arrested and charged with assault after turning himself in to authorities at the New York Police Department’s 114th Precinct stationhouse on Thursday morning.

Szabo was in town for a wedding and leaving a hotel where his brother was staying before he was attacked. Szabo reportedly knocked on a car window to check if the vehicle was his Uber. That is when the suspect got out of the car and struck Szabo in the face. Szabo was punched so hard that he had fallen backward and cracked his head open on the pavement before losing consciousness. He passed away at the hospital from injuries suffered during his fall.

Jones, meanwhile, had fled from the scene.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we announce that after a senseless assault over the weekend in NYC, our dear friend and colleague, Sandor Szabo, has passed away. It is a devastating loss to his family, and to our What If Media Group family,” a Facebook post from Szabo’s employer read. “Sandor was super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman. He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring,” the company continued. “He was fun to be with, interesting, and always interested. He was a really good person. He was critical in helping our company’s recent rapid growth, and was very proud that we were selected as one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc 5000.”

Jones was hired by the Wake Forest men’s basketball program in May 2017. He had previously served as an assistant coach at UCF, VCU, and Florida Gulf Coast. Every team Jones was an assistant for won at least 22 games and appeared in either the NCAA Tournament, NIT, or CIT.

If the coroner’s office determines Szabo died from injuries relating to the assault, Jones’ charges will be updated. He is currently in jail awaiting arraignment.