Knee injuries can range from frustrating, to terrifying, to career-ending, and thankfully Curtis Jones seemed to be suffering from only category 1 at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Still, tendonitis forced the shooting guard to sit out camp action at exactly the point he’d begun to drain his heralded jump shot.
The slender guard took it in stride, however, and extracted immense value from the event.
“It was a real competitive camp, got to play some of the best competition and coached by some NBA players,” Jones said. “I hurt my knee a little bit, got tendonitis.”
But Jones will return to the court next month, where he’ll continue to work toward adding to his already impressive school list.
”Georgetown, Florida, Indiana, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Louisville, Missouri, Miami, a couple other schools,” Jones said, counting Georgetown, Indiana, NC State, Virginia Tech, Wake, Virginia and Maryland among his many offers.
The Hoyas recently have come on strong and made a strong impression.
”They’ve done a great job, Coach (Kevin) Broadus and Coach Thompson, the main two coaches I talk to,” Jones said. “They got me on campus once. I like the system, it’s also a great fit with the players they have leaving and who’s there already.”
Indiana also has reached out and picked up its interest.
”I’ll get on a visit by the end of the summer to Indiana,” Jones said. “I’ve talked to Coach (Chuck) Martin and Coach Crean a couple times. They talked to me about their system, how they make guys better, who they have coming in and who they’re projecting to leave.
”I know Thomas (Bryant) and Rob Johnson real well. (Johnson) told me more like how their skill development is, how they push players to get better.”
Jones added that he’s in no hurry to make a decision, as his first priority is to regain full range of motion — though primarily a shooter, he’s also at least a situational driver — and to excel on the summer hardwood. He’s our No. 94 rising senior prospect heading into July.