"I just feel like it's where I belong," Jones said. "I can come in and get immediate playing time. I like their academic program and their players and coaching staff. They also have nice facilities."
Jones and his mother took a trip to Waco for an official visit this past weekend. During the visit the Houston (Tex.) Yates standout felt at home and enjoyed being around the Baylor coaching staff, which he has known for years.
"[The visit] was good," Jones, who is 6-foot-9, 185-pound small forward, said. "I liked it there and they treated me with a lot of hospitality. I've been knowing most of the coaching staff since I was in the eighth grade."
Clearly facilities, academics and the coaching staff played major roles in the decision, but Jones also took into account that he could head to Baylor and get a lot of playing time and be an instant impact.
"I feel like I can go in and be the man there probably my first year and if not the first then definitely my second."