Eshaunte Jones said his April was just alright. May was a little better. And June and July? The 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard from Northside High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., said that is when he needs to play his best basketball.
"I haven't proved myself to anybody yet. I want to play well in front of the right eyes," Jones said. "There are still things that I haven't done. I haven't reached my full potential yet. That's why I'm looking forward to the big stage of June and July. It's going to be fun."
May was a good month for the No. 84 ranked player in the country. He shined at the Tournament of Champions, averaging 26.8 points a game and finished third amongst all players in scoring in the 17 and under division.
Jones said his play during the spring schedule helped his confidence and his recruitment. Jones said he has a top four. Indiana, Cincinnati, UCLA and Purdue sit atop Jones's list at the moment. All but UCLA have offered, he said.
"I like Cincinnati's new staff. I haven't met them personally but they all seem like good guys. I'll probably taking an unofficial visit to them soon. I like the new IU staff a lot. They are all really good guys," Jones said.
"Purdue is a new name for me and I really like their assistant Cuonzo Martin. He's a real good dude. I've always been a Purdue and IU fan. I guess you could say I'm a homebody. UCLA has always been on my list. I have a lot of family down there."
Jones said he doesn't have any immediate plans for visits and said he will likely go to a prep school after his senior year at Northside, thus reclassifying to the 2008 class.
In the meantime, Jones said he is gearing up for the NBA Players Association camp and the ABCD camp in July.