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DeQuan Jones (6-6, 185) brings the house down with a thunderous dunk on Tuesday, just part of his game that has Arkansas and many others hot on his trail in Las Vegas this week.

LAS VEGAS - Georgia prep star DeQuan Jones said Tuesday afternoon that he wouldn't sign until next spring, but plans to narrow his focus much sooner.

Jones (6-6, 185) is an explosive small forward from Wheeler High in Marietta that has the University of Arkansas and many others following his move in Las Vegas this week.

That list includes Oregon, Miami, Oklahoma, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Clemson, Florida State, USC and DePaul.

" I will definitely be signing in the late period," Jones said. "I am going to wait until we play in LA (Los Angeles) next week, narrow my schools down to four or five and then starting taking some visits."

He has done his research on how he would fit in at Arkansas with new head coach John Pelphrey bringing back the up-tempo style to the program. He also got a chance to see what the school had to offer while playing in the Real Deal on the Hill AAU Tournament in Fayetteville in the spring.

"I just like the style of play they are going to have and how the coaches are coming in and starting the program fresh," Jones said. "I think I could be a big factor for them and I know there is going to be a lot of playing time available with all the seniors they have."

Jones has shined this week while playing for the World Wide Renegade Black squad here in the Reebok Summer Championships.

He had one dunk on Tuesday that left the backboard shaking through the timeout and next possession.

"I don't like to talk to much about my strengths, but I will talk days about my weaknesses and how I am trying to turn them into strengths," Jones said. "I think my ball handling and my jump shot and my on ball defense can improve."

They'll be back in action Wednesday afternoon as bracket plays moves into the second round.

"We have been playing very well as a team and just got to keep it going," Jones said. "I am just trying to do all I can."


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