They say that sometimes big things come in small packages and that is certainly the case with Chris Jones of Memphis Melrose High School. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound point guard is a big time scorer on serious hot streak.
Jones put himself on the national radar screen over the Memorial Day weekend, averaging 33.6 points per game for his Memphis Stallions team in the Tournament of Champions. Then this weekend he put up 30 a game, leading the Stallions to an AAU state championship. During the high school season he averaged a little over 20 points per game.
Jones, who is a 2011 prospect planning to attend a prep school for his final season, has the attention of college coaches across the country, and they will be lining up in July to watch him play.
Jones rattled off Marquette, Wake Forest, Arizona, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Memphis as schools recruiting.
His travel team coach Nathan Ervin had this to add to Jones' list.
"All kinds of schools are showing interest," said Ervin. "On the way back from the T.O.C., Duke called and asked for film on Chris."
Jones, who is just now processing his recent recruiting attention, hasn't formulated any strong views on what he is looking for on the next level. He is simply in a wait and see mode, and coaches will have to wait until July to see him in Orlando.