Jones continues to add interest

Tyrique Jones had a solid junior year and visited a pair of schools.

Three-star power forward Tyrique Jones from Saxton’s River (VT) Vermont Academy is one of the tougher interior prospects in the class of 2016. A very good athlete with long arms, Jones impressed during the high school season and continues to add high-major offers and interest.

Overall for Jones it was a good season in which numerous new offers came his way. The 6-foot-7 and 220 pounder proved what he is capable of, and was satisfied with the strides he made.

“I think the season went well,” said Jones. “I was able to take a lot of positives from the season. Overall I think I played well but I could have played a little bit better.”

He continued, “I think I showed improvement with my consistency and offensively. I was always known as an athlete and rebounder, but now I have improved as an offensive player.”

Already Jones has offers from schools such as Kansas State, Xavier, Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth, Providence, Minnesota, Texas Tech, and Massachusetts. Also there is interest from numerous other high-major programs.

On the season Jones says he had a chance to make visits to two schools.

“I went on an unofficial visit to VCU and I went to a couple of games at Connecticut,” said Jones.

About the visit to VCU, Jones said, “It was a good atmosphere, and the community really supports the basketball team. They have a great crowd and they run a good style of play for me.”

When it comes to UConn, Jones said, “I have a good relationship with UConn. They have a good team and a good atmosphere.”

For now Jones says that he is in no hurry to make any kind of decision, and plans on playing out the spring with Expressions Elite on the EYBL circuit.

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