Another New York guard headed to Louisville

North Babylon, N.Y., guard Brianna Jones has been committed to the University of Louisville women's basketball program since May. On Wednesday, the 5-foot-8 guard signed with the Cardinals. She's one of five members of the Class of 2015.

The University of Louisville basketball programs have had recent success with signing guards from New York. The men with Russ Smith and the women with Bria Smith, just to name a few New Yorkers who have had success withe the Cardinals.

U of L women's coach Jeff Walz is going to try it again.

North Babylon, N.Y., guard Brianna Jones is the next in line from New York, signing with the U of L women's team on Wednesday. Jones had been committed since May and has been recruited by the U of L staff for more than a year and a half.

Jones is part of the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. She picked U of L over Duke and Penn State and is a top-30 prospect.

The 5-foot-10 Jones is one of the best players on Long Island. Jone averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds last year while burying 68 three-pointers.

While playing at North Babylon - the same school that produced UConn star Bria Hartley - during her high school season, Jones played for the Philadelphia Belles AAU travel team. And that's the team that produced UConn All-American Breanna Stewart.

Jones has the pedigree and she's also a New Yorker.


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