The 6-foot-5, 165-pound Jones, who grew up in Dayton and spent the last two years in Georgia, had a rough year last season. He was arrested for stealing a car CD player and missed part of his senior season.
However, Jones came back and led Douglas County (Ga.) High to the Class 4A state title game after a 23-point, six-assist performance in a semifinal victory against Tucker High.
Jones knows why nearly all of the high-major college coaches stopped recruiting him.
``I got into trouble and I lost all my scholarship offers," Jones said. "I made a mistake and I learned from it. I just hope it isn't held against me forever."
Jones has now surfaced at Light of the World Christian Academy in Atlanta.
``He's had a string of things happen in a row," Light of World coach Mack Cleveland said. "But he's got a 2.8 GPA and all he needs is the test score."
``He's really good – a definite high-major guy," added Cleveland. "He got into some trouble, but he's a good kid. He's very quiet."
Jones is long, athletic and smooth. He can slice to the basket, make shots from mid-range and also passes it well.
``He shoots it really well off the dribble," Cleveland said. "He handles it well and is a crafty scorer. He can really be a 6-foot-6 point guard."