BRONX, NEW YORK -- Mike Jones remains consistent in his thinking about his recruiting process. "Maryland is the school to beat," Jones said. "I think they have been the leader for a long time."
They have. Jones previously made a clear statement at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. "Maryland probably can't be beat," Jones repeated over and over during those interviews.
When asked tonight about whether any school could beat the National Champions, Jones replied: "No. It's just Maryland right now."
Jones said he wants to take a visit to Maryland before making his commitment official. "I want to see the school and take a look around," Jones said. "Then I can feel totally comfortable with my decision."
When asked if Jones is seriously considering any other schools, he said: "Only Maryland."
Jones, a 6-5, 190-pound swingman from Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts, is a very bouncy athlete but his game has expanded out to the three-point line. As each week passes, Jones seems more comfortable in squaring his body up beyond the three-point line and taking his shot.