Baylor Lands JUCO Wing

Not too many people had heard of Tony Jones, but the JUCO player - without ever playing a game at the college level - had gotten plenty of attention in the Lone Star State.

Baylor's last commitment, Kevin Rogers, was a household name nationally. Not so with the Bears latest pledge – Tony Jones.

The 6-7 ½, 195-pound Jones, a San Antonio (Texas) Taft grad who hasn't played a game in more than a year, chose Baylor over TCU and Texas A&M.

``It just felt right," said Jones, who averaged 16 points and 5 boards as a senior at Taft. "I was comfortable with the staff and it's a good opportunity."

Jones landed at St. Mary's, a Division 2 school in Texas, for a semester last year before deciding he wanted to play against better competition – so he transferred to Hill Junior College in Texas. However, he had to sit out last season once he got to Hill.

This year, the versatile Jones – who was recruited by UTSA and Rice out of high school, will play point guard at Hill.

Baylor and other schools got a good look at him in July at a JUCO event and the Bears continued to evaluate him for the remainder of the summer.

``I'm quick for my size and can handle it pretty well," said Jones, who will have three years of eligibility left at Baylor after playing this season at Hill. "I need to work on my jump shot and on getting stronger."

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