Matt Jones says on his twitter feed...
Sounds like the kid likes usCoach k from duke just offered me a scholarship ! #excited
Here is his ESPN page. He's a top 25ish recruit, a 6-4 shooting guard with a very sweet stroke from long-range. His team is playing at an AAU tourney where Coach K is this week. He must have been impressive for K to make him am offer.
--Jason "Jones is from Texas, like Sulaimon" Evans
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“Those two kids, they’re champions,” Krzyzewski said of his senior leaders. “They’re trying to teach the other kids how to become that, and it’s a long road to become that.”
I've watched a couple of youtube videos and while it is hard to determine how good someone is from these type of highlight reels you can tell that he has a nice and very quick stroke. I'm not sure his form is as pure as Allen's (or Dawkins for that matter) put is is very quick. Maybe not Dell Curry quick but as close as I've seen from a high schooler.
Interestingly, I just checked a Texas map and his hometown of DeSoto, TX is next to the hometown of another similar sized former Blue Devil (a personal favorite) with a nice jumper, Thomas Hill. I would be more than happy if Jones turned into the next THill, or even close. Also makes me feel really old to realize that this kid was born several years after Thomas graduated.
How have we made it through a dozen speculative posts / player comparisons without mentioning the name Redick? It boggles the mind.He's a top 25ish recruit, a 6-4 shooting guard with a very sweet stroke from long-range. His team is playing at an AAU tourney where Coach K is this week. He must have been impressive for K to make him am offer [before his junior year of HS].
Last edited by watzone; 07-16-2011 at 10:44 AM.
The Purvis thing just seems too odd. Maybe he given us a silent commit? Or maybe coach K knows something about the NBA CBA that the rest of us don't. If Rivers stays 2 years and we loose nobody in the backcourt and are already adding Sulimon, do we really have room for Purvis?
If we have stopped recruiting him, I would say it's almost certain he commits to State very soon.
for Purvis, he would be the man and if past actions are any indication he likes to control the ball. His jump shot is not top quality but he is an amazing athlete and penetrator. It looks to me as if he would play the 2g at State with Lewis coming in and Brown their current pg looking good in the summer league. Just because we are not hard after him doesn't mean there are bad things about Purvis, he's a quality kid but how many guards can a team have? It looks like K has found his 2g of the future in Jones and hopefully we'll get him.