Syracuse has been on the recruiting trail since the 2016-17 season ended. Over the weekend, they checked out several 2018 prospects at various AAU events. One of those players was E1T1's Antwann Jones. With the Orange watching, Jones averaged 12.5 points per game over four days.
While no offer has been extended yet, one could come in the not too distant future. Even without the offer, the interest in Syracuse remains strong within the Jones family.
"I was born on Brooklyn, New York," Jones' father Antwann Jones Sr. said. "As a kid, I grew up loving the Orangemen. Derrick Coleman was my all-time favorite college basketball. When Antwann was little, I shared my fondness of the program.
"So I believe Antwann remembers those stories about Billy Owens, Lawrence Moten and of course coach Boeheim."
Syracuse remains in contact with Jones' family. They continue to communicate to him about improving his game and putting together big time performances.
But this is no ordinary recruitment, however. Jones' dad has a direct connection to the newest member of the coaching staff, Allen Griffin.
"That's my cousin," Jones Sr. said. "It's a major impact for me as a dad. There's the fact that Allen is a great coach. He played for Syracuse and, most importantly, he's family. Almost a perfect situation if Antwann was blessed with the opportunity."
Jones Sr. says they are planning to attend Syracuse's elite camp this summer. That usually takes place in August. A visit before hand, however, is possible, he added.
The 6-foot-6, four-star Oak Ridge High (Fla.) standout currently holds offers from Dayton, Georgia, Memphis, Rutgers and South Carolina.