``I felt comfortable," Jones said. "It was my first visit and I felt like I was at home. Everything just seemed normal and that's why I decided to commit."
``I went to practice and everyone worked hard," he added. "Coach Baron expects a lot of his players, but he treats everyone the same – from the best player all the way down to the 13th guy – and I really respect that."
Jones also admitted that Rhode Island and new assistant Pat Skerry, a New England native, has been the most persistent.
Jones put up big numbers last season at South Plainfield – 20.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists – but he'll be more of a distributor and will likely improve his shot selection under St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn this season.
``He's the consummate point guard," Quinn said. "He can really defend the death out of people. He's got a chance to be an excellent player at Rhode Island and those guys did a wonderful job with his recruitment. He really knows how to play."