Rebs add second spring hoop's commitment

Wesley Jones (SF, Pearl River CC) - The second leading scorer in the MS juco ranks became Ole Miss' second commitment for the late signing period.

"I committed to Ole Miss last night," added an excited Wesley Jones. "But I think they were just about excited as I was. They were happy."

Both parties are happy because Wesley is going to get an opportunity to play in the toughest conference in the country, and Ole Miss is getting someone who can excel in the uptempo game they are trying to achieve.

"I know they like to run, and I am the type of player that likes to run. Coach will let you play your style of basketball when you get the ball in your hands, so that freedom lets you do what you do best and mine is pushing it up court."

What else does Jones do well?

"My biggest strength is my athleticism. It allows me to put he ball on the floor and rebound and score. That is what I do best."

The 6' 8", 200 pound small forward led his high school team (J.F. Shields) to the State Championship as a senior but was short on his academics.

"I was named MVP Player of the Year in our State. I went to Prince Avenue Prep school in Pickens, S.C. but that did not work out, so I signed with Pearl River CC."

Jones was named as one of the Top 5 freshmen in the juco ranks after leading his team in scoring (16.8) and rebounding (9), but this season was his breakout year.

Wesley Jones at OM Elite 11 Camp
"I averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds a game this year. We made it to the playoffs and I scored 32 and 13 (rebounds) but we got put out in the first round. It was disappointing, but I think I had a really good year."

This season's awards have not come out yet, but Wesley has already been nominated for Player of the Year in the Mississippi juco ranks.

But for now, there is only one thing on his mind.

"I just want to help Ole Miss get to the Final 4 next year. That is all I am thinking about. I feel like I am going to bring a lot to the table for them. Coach (Kennedy) told me that they really are missing that fast break pace that they need but me and couple of the other players he recruited can really push it so we are going to get there."

Will Wesley take anymore visits?

"I am done. I have visited Troy State and Ole Miss. USM wanted to bring me in, but I am not coming. I will sign with Ole Miss in April."

To view the players that signed with Ole Miss in the Fall, click here.

Trevor Gaskins and Wesley will sign in the Spring.

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