Top wing Jazmine Jones commits to Louisville

University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz has landed another top 20 prospect. Tallahassee, Fla., Florida A&M High School wing Jazmine Jones has given the Cardinals a verbal commitment. She committed on Wednesday afternoon after visiting last weekend.

Felicia Worlds-Jones said she knew her daughter, Jazmine, was going to like the University of Louisville when she made an official visit last weekend. The Cardinals staff had made Jones, a 6-foot wing, a priority during the recruiting process.

But Jones' mother also said the family was even then "blown away" by the visit.

"It was a wonderful place," the mother said.

It didn't take long for the family to figure out that's where Jones wanted to continue her career and on Wednesday afternoon she committed to U of L coach Jeff Walz and his staff, picking the Cardinals over Miami, Ohio State and Florida State.

Jones, who is ranked No. 12 in the Class of 2016 by ProspectsNation.com, had over 20 offers and had more than 15 schools visit her in Tallahassee before she narrowed her list.

"They made her a priority and they showed her that she was really wanted and needed at Louisville," the mother said. "We went on the visit and really left there with no reservations. It was her decision and she felt like it's the best place for her.

"A big thing for me is it just feels like such a family. The closeness of the staff and the players and just everybody around. I met everybody that would be around her and they all felt like family. That was big for me, how family oriented it was there."

Jones, who is ranked No. 21 in the country by ESPN.com, has helped Florida A&M to three of the past four Class 2-A state titles in Florida. She has over 2,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds, 500 steals and 500 assists already.

Jones also was invited to tryout for the USA Women's Basketball 18-under team two summers ago.

She is the third commitment in the '16 class for Louisville, joining Colorado forward Kylee Shook and New York guard Sydney Zambrotta.


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