Chris Jones has a blast on his visit

University of Louisville basketball signee Chris Jones made his official visit in the fall but made a return trip last weekend. Jones was at the KFC Yum Center for the Cardinals' 70-68 loss to Syracuse. Cardinal Authority has his reaction to the game.

Northwest Florida State College point guard Chris Jones made his official visit to the University of Louisville in the fall, before he signed with the Cardinals.

But Jones said he had to make a return trip.

So, last weekend he was back at the KFC Yum Center – making the trip with his father – to watch the Cardinals in a 70-68 loss to Syracuse.

"I had a great time," Jones said. "It was a great game. I don't like that we lost but it was fun to see the atmosphere and watch my teammates for next year play.

"I felt like I was already part of it and felt a lot of love from the fans. They knew who I was when I was walking around, so I know they have a lot of die-hard fans that follow their recruits."

The 5-foot-10 Jones is averaging 27.3 points a game – ranking him No. 3 among all of junior-college players – and is considered the top JUCO player in the country.

Jones said he felt "really anxious" watching U of L play on Saturday.

"I was thinking about that, I really wanted to get out there and play," Jones said. "I can't wait to be able to get up there and play."

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