“I was just checking him out to see how his game was because I’m not from here,” Jeff Jones said. “I’m like an hour and a half away so I wanted to see how his game was and I liked it. He’s got a tough game. That’s what Maryland needs.”
This season Jones led his Monsignor Bonner team to the Philadelphia Catholic League playoffs before getting bounced by Roman Catholic in the first round. According to Jones, it was an improvement over previous seasons.
“It was a good season overall from like our past two seasons when we were doing bad,” he said. “It was a good season but we got knocked off by a good team.”
On Monsignor Bonner, Jones often had to carry the scoring load and was the focus of the opponent’s defense every night. So how does he think he performed personally this past season?
“I think I did good,” he said. “I mean, you can always get better. You don’t want to be settled. You’re only as good as your last game. I always want to get better. Definitely this summer I want to get stronger, work harder and in two more years get to Maryland.”
As for his basketball plans this spring and summer, Jones said he should be playing down in the Maryland area.
“I think I’m playing AAU down here – for Triple Threat in Baltimore,” he said. “So definitely I’m going to be down here a lot.”
Finally, Jones said that he has been following the Terrapins’ season this year and gave his thoughts on the team.
“They’re struggling but I think they’re going to pull through. I hope they win two more games so they can get to the tournament.”