Strengths: Athletic wing who continues to refine his offensive game and find ways to score. Has shown he can put up big numbers in the scoring column while making a mark on the defensive end. He's become more confident and assertive on the offensive end. Hard to defend given his ability to score inside and out. Has shown the ability to step outside and hit open jumpers, both spot-up and off the dribble. Has a good shooting form and quick release. Sets his feet nicely. Possesses a smooth crossover that he uses to create space and knock down jumpers. Has shown great improvement in being able to take his defender to rim on a consistent basis. Bullies his way to the basket with his strength. Solid decision maker with the ball in his hands and plays under control. Makes good drop-off passes to his teammates for easy scores off his penetration. Disrupts the passing lanes with his long arms. Plays hard and scrappy. Rebounds the ball well.
Weaknesses: Not an explosive/jump-out-the-gym athlete, but does boast some athleticism. Developing his left hand more in terms of finishing will make him a better scoring threat. He's a decent mid-range shooter but is still getting better. Streaky shooter from the outside. Can work on increasing his foot speed and quickness as an on-ball defender (will also help his penetrating ability on offense). Hard for him to contain quicker guards/wings at times.
Overall: Jones has improved his game each year he's been in school. This year, as a senior, he will look to be more of a leader for his Shipley School teammates. The 6-foot-3 wing can impact the game in multiple ways. As a junior, he had a breakout season and started to show his true potential on both ends of the floor with more consistency. He's a hard working player who makes smart plays and scores the ball at a high level even though he still has room to grow in that area. His body, athleticism, and developing skill makes him a nice fit for a Division II program.
Last updated: August 5, 2015