Bobby Jones, 6-6 SR SF, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, is one of the best athletes on the west coast and probably the best defender, regardless of position. Oozing potential, Jones is getting some good recruiting attention, and will probably get more as a result of the summer evaluation period.
"Right now, USC and Wyoming have offered," said Jones, who averaged 15 points and 5 rebounds a game for Dominguez last year. "I'm also hearing a lot from Portland, UNLV, Texas, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymound and Minnesota. Those are the schools that called me on the first day you could call."
When asked if he had any favorites, he said, "I don't even have a top ten yet. It's too early. I'm still trying to find out about the schools and don't even know who is really going to be recruiting me yet."
Are there any schools he'd particularly like to hear from? "Florida or Kansas."
Looking at his list, it didn't seem like staying close to home was a big priority. "My parents want me to stay, but I don't care. It really won't have a big impact on my decision. I wouldn't mind staying, but wouldn't mind going away either. Not too far away, but far enough."
Jones, who will attend the NIKE camp at the beginning of July, also said he doesn't expect that he'll commit early. "I'll probably wait and weigh all my options. I'll take at least a couple of trips. I don't even have a list of schools yet. I'll probably make up a list in the middle of the summer."
A good student, Jones said he's carrying a 3.5 GPA. He just took the SAT in June and hasn't received his score.
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