Jones Headed Overseas; Will Cut List Soon

Kevin Jones has been to most of the camps and played in majority of the top AAU tournaments. Now he's taking a trip much farther away to play ball with his high school team.

After traveling the United State playing AAU ball, Kevin Jones is ready to take his game overseas. The 6-foot-8 rising senior is headed to China on Wednesday with Mt. Vernon (N.Y.) High.

"We are going for the cultural experience and we are going to play in a few exhibitions out there," Jones said.

Following the 10-day trip, Jones plans to get down to business with the recruiting process. He gets back on the 19th and in between then and September 7th, when school starts, he will take a handful of unofficial visits.

"Indiana, Ohio State, West Virginia and Miami, we are definitely going to take unofficial visits to those four," Kevin's brother, Gerard, said. "Of course St. John's, Rutgers and Seton Hall because they are locals and have been around from the beginning and UMass too."

"We are going to try and make as many unofficials as possible before we start narrowing down the school list."

Jones also said Michigan, Connecticut and Virginia have gotten involved in his recruitment. The Wolverines and Huskies have put forth scholarship offers since returning from AAU Nationals.

"There are a lot of schools that are stepping up to the plate and are saying he's their number one priority," the older Jones said. "We want to take all that into consideration."

Schools are stepping up for two reasons. One being the list of quality power forwards is diminishing, but the main reason is because Jones had a heck of a summer and proved he can play with the best in the 2008 class.

"I think I performed pretty good at Reebok camp," Jones said. "I made the all-star game and at NBA camp I think I did pretty good."

"I feel that AAU went good for us this year. We didn't win Nationals, and that's what we really wanted, but I feel that everybody played good and it was a good summer for us."

Jones is currently ranked the 70th best player in the class of 2008.


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