A Shawn Marion look-a-like, Jones visited Syracuse last weekend, returned home and quickly called a 3 p.m. press conference at his school. Meanwhile, calls went out to college programs.
"I feel very confident in telling you that he's going to Syracuse," a source said.
Jones' rangy body and versatile game likely prompted the Orangemen to envision him as a Demetrius Nichols clone that can play on the perimeter and defend both forward slots.
Last year at Peekskill (N.Y.) High he averaged 22.6 points and 11 rebounds.