Baylor basketball in the mix for Andrew Jones

Four-star 2016 Irving MacArthur guard Andrew Jones holds offers from several Big 12 schools, including Baylor. He caught up with Bears Illustrated to discuss his recruitment.

Four-star shooting guard Andrew Jones has quickly become one of the most sought after players in the state. The 2016 Irving MacArthur product picked up offers from Louisville, Virginia, Virginia and Texas over the past few weeks.

“My performance in the Peach Jam is when things really started picking up,” Jones said. “All of those schools are starting to come hard after me.”

Jones averaged 11.8 points per game while playing for Nike Team ProSkills during the regular season of the Nike EYBL circuit. But during the five-game Peach Jam event, Jones bumped his averages up to 18.4 points and four rebounds per game.

Over the past few weeks, several schools from both in and out of state recruited Jones hard. Among the schools pushing hardest were Baylor, Louisville, Arizona, Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.

Jones mentioned Louisville was one of the offers he was waiting on most.

Baylor does have a big connection to Andrew to boast. His older sister, Alexis, will be a redshirt junior point guard for Baylor women’s basketball next season. However, Andrew did clarify that would not be a deciding factor.

“I’m not going to base my recruitment off my sister,” Jones said. “It would be nice to play with her, but I have to do what’s right for me.”

Andrew visited Baylor a few months ago and said he felt right at home. Jones also thinks his game would translate well to Baylor’s offense.

“They go up down they court,” Jones said. “They set screens, they get bigs who can run the floor. And Coach Drew, he really lets his guards play.”

Jones currently has an unofficial visit to Arizona set up, but said he plans to take things slow as his recruitment advances over the next few months.

“Right now, I’m taking it easy,” Jones said. “I’m not making a decision any time soon.”

Stay tuned to Bears Illustrated for the latest on Andrew Jones, along with all other Baylor recruiting news.


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