Profile: Peekskill's Mookie Jones

A Look At The Individual Game Of Peekskill High School basketball player Mookie Jones ...

Profile: Mookie Jones

High School:: Peekskill High School in New York

Famous Alumni From Peekskill HS: Elton Brand, Hilton Armstrong

High School Head Coach: Lou Panzanaro

Height: 6-foot-6

Class: 2008

What Lou Panzanaro Is Saying: Every summer he's added something to his game. When he first came up, as an eighth grader, he didn't really handle the ball. He was more of a rebounder. He's really improved and developed his game. This summer he worked on attacking the basket. I think his overall understanding of the game of basketball has improved.

What's Brian Towey Is Saying: A rangy wing, Mookie is terrifically long and great in transition, an exciting run-and-jump athlete. He established himself as a shooting threat as an underclassman, and has gradually expanded his range. From 16 feet on out, he is very capable (lethal along the baselines).

Improvements Needed: Mookie is trying to improve the skill of taking the ball past his defender to help open up his jumper. He still has to work on something of an in-between game, and continue to work on his ballhandling. He has a bit of a slight frame, and has to keep getting stronger.

Strengths: Jones thrives in transition, getting out and running the floor for easy baskets. He's explosive on the break. He's a player who can impact a game at both ends of the floor.

Schools Of Interest: Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Miami, St. John's, Villanova, Louisville.

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