There aren’t many players in the country that have seen their stock rise like 2016 Irving (Texas) MacArthur combo guard Andrew Jones.
“Right now I have been hearing from Texas, Arizona, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, TCU, Virginia Tech,Virginia, and some more,” Jones said. “Those schools and some others have offered.”
The attention that Jones has been receiving has come fast due in large part to the fact that he missed the majority of his junior season.
“In early December I had a knee injury and in January I had surgery, so I missed me whole district season and I did not come back until playoffs,” he said.
“This is all kind of new for me. It is all coming kind of fast, but it means the hard work paid off. I am loving it right now, I have been waiting and working for this for a long time.”
Jones actually did not play at all in June, as he did not feel he was at his best.
“When I first got cleared, I wasn’t 100 percent and my knee was still swollen,” he said. “I wasn’t confident in doing some of the moves I can do now, but now that I am 100 percent my confidence has increased.”
That increased confidence led to an impressive performance at the recent Peach Jam.
“After my first game against Houston Hoops I was in a rhythm and I was feeling it, so I knew things were going to get going,” Jones said.
There was one school in particular that let Jones know he had finally arrived.
“I have been waiting for all the big time schools to come at me and once Sean Miller called me, that was big for me,” he said. “I was kind of starstruck.”
With the way his recruitment has been unfolding, Jones is in no rush to make a decision.
“Right now I have not narrowed anything down,” he said. “I am taking in all of the new offers and schools, but I should narrow things down after the summer.”
When it does come time to narrow his recruitment down, Jones has a good idea of what he will be looking at.
“I am trying to go to a school where I can play on and off the ball,” he said. “I like to be able to play my game off of the pick and roll and get into transition also.”