Jones remains top priority

Numerous schools remain strongly in the mix for five-star Derrick Jones.

Five-star wing Derrick Jones has kept a very low key approach in his recruitment. The Radnor (Penn.) Archbishop Carroll wing doesn't do much talking, but plenty of coaches are making sure to check in on him as he ramps things up in the spring and summer with We R 1 on the AAU circuit.

"We just are seeing what happens, I am not going to rush anything," said Jones of his recruitment. "I am still young. I am just a junior in high school. I know for sure after school ends I will go on a few visits and see some campuses."

Schools such as Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova, Syracuse, Arizona, and Maryland have all been linked with Jones in the past, and continue to remain factors in his recruitment.

"We are just looking for a school with a great coaching staff that I would be comfortable around and that I could talk to," noted Jones. "Also I'm looking for a team that is like a brotherhood where we would have great campus. Finally I want a big campus because I am a social person, so I would like a lot of people around me that I can get to know and interact with."

One school that gets a lot of consistent mention with Jones is Syracuse. The Orange are known for long and athletic wings, and have done a good job recruiting in Philadelphia.

"They say the same thing as everybody else," said Jones. "They want me and think I would be a good player in their system. I like Syracuse and obviously they have a great program and I could fit in well."

Another school mentioned quite often is Kentucky, and Jones says it is big to be recruited by the Wildcats.

"It is a great honor to hear from all the schools and be recognized as one of the top talents," said Jones. "Kentucky is a great program that played for the national title and they are recruiting me so it is just an honor."

For now Jones is remaining wide open and says he is in no hurry to make a decision, though he admits something could come at any time.


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