NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT -- Mike Jones, a 6-5, 190-pound swingman from Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts, continues to have an impressive Spring. Jones scored 27 points in a Panthers' victory yesterday at the Wayne Simone tournament.
Jones was very bouncy and showed nice range on his jumper all day long. He played in three games yesterday. Jones told us that Maryland still leads in his recruiting process. "Charlotte and Connecticut came into school for visits," Jones said. "Charlotte, Connecticut and Maryland are my top three schools. Maryland still has the lead."
Jones also mentioned serious interest in Virginia and Boston College. "I am still open but those are my top schools," Jones said. "I won't do anything until probably the summer."
Jones said most of the visits are the same. "The schools come in to talk to me about why they are recruiting me," Jones said. "They make me familiar with their schools and where they see me fitting in with their offense and defense. There isn't one that stands out right now. They have all been very good."
There is no doubt that Jones is one of the top 50 players in the 2003 class. Jones is terrific in transition. He knows how to finish with authority. Mike is a high-riser who can wow a crowd with his athletic ability. He is also in the process of trying to make his jumper more consistent. His shot yesterday was more consistent. "This is what I will try to work on in the spring and summer," Jones told us yesterday. "I want to become a complete player."