Adam Jones, the former Winter Park basketball center who was taken in by the family of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers when in need as a high school junior, has transferred from Fairfield University to Flagler College of St. Augustine.

As a transfer from D-I to D-II , Jones is immediately eligible to play as a 6-foot-9 sophomore.

“It’s a really good fit for Adam, and he can play right away,” said Kris Rivers, who with her husband gained legal guardianship of Jones in 2008.

Jones played on the 2009-10 Winter Park state championship team with Austin Rivers, now an incoming NBA rookie.

Jones played a prep school season at St. Thomas More of Connecticut.

As a freshman at Fairfield last season he averaged 7.1 minutes, 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds.

Flagler's veteran coach is former Bishop Moore and UCF standout Bo Clark.

Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at