Jones starts off strong

Unsigned senior Chris Jones was one of the top performers at the Hoop Group Tip Off, and more recruiting attention could be on the way.

There quite simply aren't many prospects left on the board in the 2012 class who can get you a bucket when needed. One who seems to fit that description is Chris Jones. The Teaneck (NJ) High School standout was outstanding at the Hoop Group Tip Off, and has some visits in mind.

In a big win during the Hoop Group Tip Off, Jones went for 25 points and also attacked the glass pulling down 10 rebounds. That performance showed that Jones could be on the verge of more and more recruiting attention given his size, 6-foot-4, and athleticism which allows him to get his shot off against even good defense.

"I think I played pretty well," said Jones of his performance. "My teammates were just finding me. I was open and just was able to put the ball in the basket."

He continued, "It feels good to get off to a good start. We just have to keep the ball rolling from here."

When it comes to his recruitment, Jones says that several schools have been dropping by to see him, but he is paying more attention to his season right now than who is watching him from the stands.

"Rhode Island, Boston University, Hofstra, and La Salle have been by, but honestly I am focused on the season right now and not worrying too much about the other stuff," Jones explained.

While Jones is trying to stay focused on his season, he does admit it can be difficult to deal with the recruiting process as a senior.

"It is a little tough because coaches are coming to your games and you want to play well in front of them, and you get calls late at night, but you have to stay focused on the goal and that is winning a state championship," said Jones.

Currently his focus is no doubt on the floor, but Jones is thinking of a few visits that he would like take before too long.

"I might do a couple of visits during the season," said Jones. "I am thinking about taking a visit to Rhode Island and also to Hofstra."

With no firm list of schools, Jones is willing to take calls from any coach who is interested in him. Still Jones does know what factors will be important to him when the time comes for him to make his college choice.

"I am just looking for a school where I can play right away and a good academic school as well," said Jones.

With his athleticism, scoring touch, and good size on the wing, if Jones continues the strong start to his senior season his phone will continue to ring with more and more coaches from all levels showing him attention.

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