Jones fields offers, taking his time

The Class of 2016 to this point has generated less buzz than its 2015 and 2014 counterparts, but a player's rising junior year always is significant in his recruitment and, once the spring begins, Jones and others will draw increased scrutiny.

For Curtis Jones, it's not all about statistical production. The Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI guard plays for a strong and balanced team that, this past weekend, captured the Alhambra Catholic Invitational tournament.

The sophomore was happy with his season while acknowledging that his role there is not to dominate games from start to finish.

"I had a real good season, just playing for a championship team," Jones told "We had a lot guys getting about 13 points a game and had balance."

Jones doesn't always pour in big numbers — and sometimes he certainly does — but his offer list for just a sophomore speaks to his obvious talent and esteem among college coaches.

"My offers are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, N.C. State, VCU, Richmond, Tulane and West Virginia," Jones said. "And Maryland, Miami, Villanova and North Carolina are showing interest."

Jones' ultimate position is up for debate. Some scouts prefer him as a wing while others view his future at point guard. In either case, his ample scoring ability is his primary asset.

"(Coaches) like how I can score in different ways," he said. "They look how I can create."

A busy spring and summer are on tap. Jones said he'll play up with the 17s for Team Loaded, which competes on the Adidas circuit and will hold events in Dallas and Orlando, among other venues. He also plans to attend the always-competitive Adidas Nations events as well.

He added that he remains opens to new suitors and doesn't have an early timeline for making a decision.

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