A Profile Look At One Of The Best In 2008

Reporter Mike Sullivan produces a profile on talented prospect Kevin Jones ...

PROFILE UPDATE: Kevin Jones

HEIGHT: Between 6-foot-7 and 6-foot-8

WEIGHT: 195 Pounds

POSITION: Power Forward/Small Forward

CLASS: 2008, A current junior

HIGH SCHOOL: Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, New York

HEAD COACH OF MOUNT VERNON: Bob Cimmino

RECENT LIST OF SCHOOLS: Connecticut, Indiana, Rutgers, St. Joseph's, UMass, St. John's, Syracuse, Louisville.

BRIAN TOWEY'S REVIEW OF KEVIN JONES' INDIVIDUAL GAME: Kevin Jones has 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 REVIEW OF KEVIN JONES' INDIVIDUAL GAME: I like Kevin's game around the basket alot. He is very nimble with his moves and has the ability to score on either side of the basket when in the paint. His long arms are especially effective in picking up rebounds and loose balls.

Kevin is trying to make himself a small forward too. Consistency is the key to any high school player trying to make himself into a small forward. He does have a soft touch. But college coaches have to like his ability to score around the rim right now.


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