Mount Vernon Standout Taking In Home Visits

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a story on Kevin Jones and his recruiting process ...

Kevin Jones, a 6-foot-7 forward from Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, New York, hs taken two in home visits so far, according to his brother Gerard.

"Massachusetts was in and Travis Ford was very passionate talking to us about the school and the program," Gerard said. "It's going to be hard to beat the passion that Travis has.

"West Virginia was also in and Bob Huggins was great too. Bobby Huggins is a straight shooter. He won't baby you. He tells you what he can do for you as a player what you can do for the school and the team. We liked that also about him. He was honest and direct with us."

Jamie Dixon of Pittsburgh is in tonight. The weather here in the New York area is horrible. But Gerard said the family was looking forward to meeting up with the Panthers' head coach tonight for the in home visit.

"St. John's, Ohio State, Indiana, Seton Hall, Michigan, Rutgers, Kansas, Virginia, South Florida, Virginia Tech and Georgetown are all schools that might come in too," Gerard said.

After the many in home visits are completed, then Gerard, Kevin and his family will sit down and discuss a workable list. "Kevin will try to get it down to five or six schools," Gerard said. "Then he can start setting up visits."

The plan is to get one visit in during the month of September and the rest in October. And then Kevin Jones might have a decision based upon the campus visits.

Jones, a forward who has the skills to drain open jumpers as well as grab a rebound and score around the basket, is among the best players in the 2008 class. He played this past summer with Tom Jennings and Rob Rizzo's Westchester Hawks AAU team, considered one of the best programs in the country.

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