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 (Scout.com, 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."