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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Nashville

    Welcome To Duke Matt Jones!

    https://twitter.com/#!/matt_jones8/s...98183706918912

    After long consideration with my parents and people around me , we felt it was best that I commit to DUKE UNIVERSITY !
    14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

  2. #2
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Huge, awesome, wonderful get.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2010
    Location
    Columbus OH 614
    Welcome to Duke.....huge get, great shooter!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, North Carolina

    Yessssssssss!

    Welcome to Duke, Mr. Jones. You have chosen wisely. May your time at Duke exceed your wildest expectations!

  5. #5
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    Feb 2008
    Location
    San Francisco
    Sweet!! Can't wait to watch this kid!

  6. #6
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    Apr 2008
    Location
    Fayetteville, NC
    Nice to see some young men can reach a decision without the dog and pony show.

  7. #7
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    Nov 2010
    Location
    Durham
    And the long line of superb Duke guards continues... Nice!

  8. #8
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    Feb 2007
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    Deeetroit City
    2013 TX 6'4" SG - comparisons to Ray Allen? Sweet!

    http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/...ght=matt+jones

  9. #9
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    Jan 2009
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    Boston, MA
    Quote Originally Posted by BD80 View Post
    2013 TX 6'4" SG - comparisons to Ray Allen? Sweet!

    http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/...ght=matt+jones
    I actually though of Ray Allen when I was watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwQdXMme3lo

    I know it's only a highlight video, but you can see his beautifully quick release and absolute confidence in his shot.

    He's not the quickest or most athletic player, but he can shoot with the best of them.
    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill

    President of the "Nolan Smith Should Have His Jersey in The Rafters" Club

  10. #10
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    Jun 2009
    Location
    Durham

    Ray Allen? I Wish.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchdevil View Post
    I actually though of Ray Allen when I was watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwQdXMme3lo

    I know it's only a highlight video, but you can see his beautifully quick release and absolute confidence in his shot.

    He's not the quickest or most athletic player, but he can shoot with the best of them.
    I am really excited that Matt Jones has decided to attend Duke. Ever since Rasheed decided on the Blue Devils I have been anxiously awaiting the next great recruit to sign up. Matt looks like he might turn out to be a good shooter on the college level. I wish I knew more about the rest of his game, but I've only seen highlight clips.

    As to Matt reminding people of Ray Allen, I don't really see it. If you watch Ray's jumper closely you will see that there is a definite pause after he brings the ball into position to shoot and then he lets it fly, usually very accurately. Matt, on the other hand, has almost zero pause. His motion is virtually continual. That is not normally the way the great shooters do it. That being said, there is more than one way to consistently shoot an accurate jumper. However, at this point, Matt is nowhere near to the textbook jump-shooting form of Ray Allen.

  11. #11
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    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lincoln Ne

    Who loves texas?

    Man I love the state of Texas.

  12. #12
    Exciting news indeed. There is always room for players and people like Matt in the Duke program. Congrats to Coach K and his staff on another great signing. Congrats to Matt and his family!

    I am really excited about the quality of player AND people Duke has been signing. It's great being a Dukie.

  13. #13
    Rosters for the All-American Championship games [high school] in New Orleans, played Sunday (tomorrow) aft. Don't know of any live TV, but delayed TV on ESPNU [DirecTV #208] early morn Mon (2/2). East-West 1:30-3 a.m.; North-South 3-4:30 a.m.

    http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1163480.html

    Matt Jones on West squad. These all-star games feature mostly seniors, a smattering of juniors, so Matt's inclusion is nice honor. Ditto for Nate Britt. Other ACC guys include Joel James (UNC), Robert Carter (GT), Shaquille Cleare (Md), Evan Nolte (UVa).

    Noel, McGary, and Tarczewski all listed on East with Nate Britt. Wow.

    If Matt can get some PT, that would be good, as the excellent Harrison twins (big guards, also juniors from Texas) are his teammates.

    I think this was the game last Spring where I first saw Sulaimon, so as one of the juniors, he impressed me. The rosters this season look stronger than last year.

  14. #14
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    Nov 2010
    Location
    Durham
    I'll confess, when I saw the words "Welcome to Duke" at the top of the message board, I got excited... alas...

  15. #15
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Decatur, GA

    Me, too..

    Quote Originally Posted by dukedoc View Post
    I'll confess, when I saw the words "Welcome to Duke" at the top of the message board, I got excited... alas...
    I forget to check out the start date on threads...and get really frustrated when I realize that it was something started a year ago and I need to go to the end for the most recent info. I do understand the rationale of not starting multiple threads on a topic, especially when we're looking at the umpteenth "we need a new big man coach" or something like it.

    There has been so much info on the guys we're hoping will come next year that I forget. What class is Matt Jones?

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by dairedevil View Post
    What class is Matt Jones?
    2013, same as Jabari Parker, Julius Randle (a Texan who is supposedly friends with Matt).

  17. #17
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    Feb 2010
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    Columbus OH 614
    Am I the only one seeing Dre 2.0 when they see Matt play?!? I really hope he's putting in major work on his handle and cup game in his off time....the stroke looks great though

  18. #18
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    Feb 2007
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    Hot'Lanta... home of sports teams that disappoint in the playoffs
    And here is a tweet from Matt's good friend and fellow Texan Julius Randle--

    @J30_RANDLE Yoooo!!!! My brother @matt_jones8 just committed to duke !!! I'm so happy for him man .. Love you dude !! Congratulate him tweeps !!
    I hope Matt gets to work on Julius, convincing him how great it would be to be teammates

    Regarding Matt, his outside stroke will be a welcome addition to Duke right when Dawkins and Curry leave campus.

    -Jason "this kid is a pure shooter/scorer -- if he hits the weight room hard for the next 18 months... WATCH OUT!" Evans
    Don't ask me why, but my mother is making me Tweet. Says it will be good for my career. So, follow my ramblings, mostly on the film industry, @TVFilmTalk

  19. #19
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    Sep 2007
    Location
    Undisclosed
    (putting out the) Welcome Matt!

  20. #20
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    I liked that when I did a Google news search for Matt a few minutes ago, the first article that came up was an Evan Daniels Scout article posted to Inside Carolina this morning entitled: "UNC Making Up Ground for Jones" (I'll spare you a link to IC).

    Whoops.

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