"He felt like he was going to wait but when he visited Winthrop he said he found his place," Nansemond River coach Ed Young told Scout.com. "He cancelled visits to William & Mary and East Carolina."
Jones, an all-league selection, is a scorer. He's the type of player who gets in the paint and makes it happen. "He's going to be a scoring guard for them, a slasher type. Traditionally they've had more shooters in that position but he's going to get to the basket. He'll be a good defender and he knows basketball."
Young goes into the situation knowing he was a valued recruit for Winthrop and understanding there's opportunity early.
"He knows he's got to earn playing time and he wants to win. Winthrop said it expects him to be a starter by his sophomore year and that's why they were going after him and made him their No. 1 perimeter recruit."
Jones' teammate, forward Nick Wright, committed to Old Dominion last month.