Jones Names Favorites

2013 Chandler (Ariz.) Basha power forward Torren Jones reveals who his favorite schools are and why. The big man is working hard to prove why he belongs among the best.

2013 Chandler (Ariz.) Basha power forward Torren Jones has been referred to as a work in progress. The sophomore received plenty of attention early, and is now working hard to hold on to it.

"I think I did pretty well. I turned it up a lot," he said after scoring 34 points in the Arizona Underclassmen All-Star Game.

A few minutes later, Jones went on to win the slam dunk contest at the event.

"I'm hoping to prove that I belong," Jones said. "That I should have the No. 1 ranking in Arizona and that I can contend with the best."

It's safe to say that several Division I programs in the country believe he can contend with the elite. Jones currently holds scholarship offers from Arizona and USC, and reports that he's also receiving attention from Colorado, Iowa, Oregon State, and UCLA.

"It's going really well," Jones says of the recruitment process thus far. "It's going to be better in the next couple of months, but so far it's going really well."

The 6-foot-8, 210-pound big man knows where he excels, as well as what areas he still needs to work on.

"Coaches like the way I run up and down the floor, how I rebound the ball and my moves in the post," he says. "I can still improve my jump shot and my ball-handling."

Though he hasn't taken any visits yet, three schools have caught Jones' attention early.

"I'm favoring UA, UCLA, and USC," he reports to

"Just trying to stay on the West Coast; I like the way UA plays, and then USC, I like the coach, and UCLA, because it's a nice area and I want to experience something new."

He's not looking to make a decision just yet, but he does know what his future college must have.

"For me, a school has to have people that want to win," Jones states.

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