Las Vegas: Andrew Jones

LAS VEGAS — The past 10 days have brought Andrew Jones to the cusp of a national ranking and an extremely intense recruitment. After a sterling showing at last week's GASO, the 6-4 combo guard from Texas performed very well for Proskills Elite on day one in Sin City.

Proskills would seem to suffer anytime star big man Marques Bolden sits out, and even more when fellow center Schnider Herard joins him on the sidelines. But Andrew Jones made certain on Wednesday evening that he can keep his team relevant against national competition, and in the process he impressed the college coaches sitting at courtside.

Jones is a tough guy's guard. He's 6-4 and slender but possesses a lean strength and plays a physical style. Comfortable either on or off the ball, he loves to utilize an explosive first step to beat his man off the dribble and then simply bully him on the way to basket.

He's also a high-flying finisher, tricky mid-range jump shooter — he made a couple of eye-opening fadeaways on day one — and has mastered the art of drive and kick. Meanwhile, he could develop into a top-shelf defender and hits the glass aggressively for a guard.

It came as no surprise then, that just some of the coaches in the stands included Bill Self, Lon Kruger, Larry Brown, Sean Miller and Johnny Jones, and other programs represented were Texas and Oklahoma State, among others.

He entered the week with offers from Texas, Baylor, Arizona, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, SMU, Miami, Mississippi State, Kansas State, Texas Tech and others, and that list certainly will expand by the end of the month.



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