Jeff Jones De-Commits From Terps

Jeff Jones has nothing but positive things to say about Gary Williams and the Maryland program. However, the Monsignor Bonner (Pa.) junior combo guard isn't certain that the Terps are right for him so he's opted to open up his recruitment.

Jeff Jones is back on the board.

The Monsignor Bonner (Pa.) 6-foot-4 junior combo guard, who committed to Maryland six months ago, has decided to re-open his recruitment.

``I just felt that I may have rushed into it," said Jones (, No. 57). ``It's nothing against Maryland. Gary Williams is one of the best coaches in the country and Maryland has a great program. It's just that I'm not sure that Maryland is the best fit for me and I want to make sure."

Jones had an impressive spring while playing with Triple Threat. He's a strong guard who is probably more suited to the off-guard spot and can score in a variety of ways. He has also displayed the ability to play point guard over the past year.

Jones averaged 21.9 points per game as a junior.

Look for numerous ACC and Big East schools to get involved with Jones now that he's back on the market.

Another reason that led Jones to re-open his recruitment was the departure of former Terps assistant Rob Moxley, who left College Park after just one season to return to Charlotte.

``I had a great relationship with Coach Moxley," Jones said. "That wasn't the only reasons, but it definitely played a part in my decision."

``I'd still like to continue to consider Maryland and get to know the other guys on their staff, but I understand if they want to move on," added Jones. ``I realize that playing at Maryland is a terrific opportunity, but I just want to explore my options and make sure I find the best fit for me as far as academics and basketball," Jones continued. "I think I rushed into my decision back in November and I'm going to take my time this time."

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