Kevin Jones: One Of The Best In 2008

Reporter Mike Sullivan details the outstanding game of Kevin Jones ...

Kevin Jones is a big reason why Mount Vernon will play in the Spring League semifinals at IS8 in two weeks. Jones, a 6-foot-7 combo forward from the 2008 recruiting class, has demonstrated that he is one of the best players on the high school level.

Jones was a big reason why Mount Vernon held off the New York Panthers, 76-73, in the quarterfinals last Sunday at IS8 in South Jamaica, New York.

Kevin recorded 23 points, including a three-pointer and another perimeter shot. It's obvious Jones wants to make his perimeter game as effective as he is around the basket.

But, for now, Kevin is an outstanding offensive player when utilizes his unique agility. He has the ability to hit reverse layups and use his long arms to make seemingly impossible shots with bigger bodies draped on him.

Louisville, Indiana, Rutgers, St. Joe's, Massachusetts, St. John's, and Syracuse have offered. Connecticut has also been mentioned by Jones as being of interest.

BRIAN TOWEY'S SCOUTING REPORT: Kevin possesses excellent hands and strong footwork. He is nimble around the rim with a soft touch in close. He is very dangerous as a catch-and-shoot guy on the wing, having extended his shooting range beyond the arc as a junior. He's comfortable shooting from mid-range and loves the elbow areas, but this season established himself as a legitimate long-range threat.

MIKE SULLIVAN'S VIEW ON KEVIN JONES' INDIVIDUAL GAME: Kevin is a terrific player around the basket. I hate to see him spend a lot of time on the perimeter. But I do realize he is in the process of improving his perimeter game.

But Jones is a great player to watch around the rim. He has the unique ability to go to either side of the basket on drives too. As he continues to add some muscle to his frame, Kevin is going to have a great career on the college level.


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