On Wednesday, two New Yorkers found common ground.
"That helps a lot. (that he's a tough guy)," "Jones said. "It also helps that he used to live a couple of blocks away from me (in New York). That seals the deal right there."
The point guard known by his peers as "Momo" found the Hokies to be his hardest and most consistent fall pursuers. As of Wednesday, he's part of the program but his official announcement will have to wait until the spring.
"I wanted to sign today and that was the plan," Jones said. "We were trying to get my mother down here because she wanted me to sign when she's here. I told coach that I would give a verbal because that's what I want to do and the first chance when I'm home in April I'll sign the papers and send them in."
A verbal is not a signature but it sounds like a pact's been made and both "Momo" and Virginia Tech are strong with their commitment to each other.
As for why he's a Hokie, Jones sees opportunity in Blacksburg.
"They need a point guard, it's an ACC school and you can't go wrong. I think they got a chance to do something special and I want to be a part of it."