Carolina Now Recruiting Jones

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – North Carolina has entered the recruitment of Tyus Jones, the top-ranked point guard in the rising junior class.

Following a dynamic, 27-point, eight-assist performance at the Peach Jam, Jones said he's recently heard from the UNC coaching staff.

"Coach (Hubert) Davis has contacted me and my mother a couple of times here in the past week," Jones said. "They are recruiting me now.

"Coach (Roy) Williams is a great coach and North Carolina's a great program," he continued on the Tar Heels. "They have a great tradition as well."'s No. 1 point guard in the class of 2014, Jones is considered by many analysts to be the best high school point guard regardless of class. He holds offers from Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, UCLA, among others.

Williams, along with assistant coach Steve Robinson, watched Jones's impressive performance in his Howard Pulley squad's win over the Julius Randle-led Texas Titans on Friday morning.

Jones showed the complete package, finding his teammates for open looks, driving and finishing with an assortment of floaters and spins, all while knocking down contested perimeter jump shots.

"I try to do everything and be a complete point guard," he said. "I don't want to be just a scoring guard or just a passing guard -- I like to be both. I think that allows me to bring a lot more to the table."

Jones said his ability to discern scoring opportunities from chances to setup his teammates has grown in the last year.

"I determine what to do based on what point of the game we're in and what the previous plays consisted of," he said. "If we haven't gotten a good shot in a few plays, then we've got to slow it down and get a set. If a certain guy has hit a couple of shots, then maybe we get set for him and get him the ball. You just have to read and analyze."

Jones, listed at 6-1, 170 pounds, said he doesn't have a definitive timetable for making a college decision and hasn't yet begun to narrow his school list.

When does make a decision, he said school's depth charts at his position will be something he studies.

"I think that always goes into anyone's consideration -- the other players that there," he said. "Especially at your position, we'll just have to see where it goes."

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