Jones Wants to Play Basketball

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Jones Wants to Play Basketball

When Myles Jones arrived at the Salisbury School for his post-graduate season he was already committed to Duke to play lacrosse.  But following a tremendously successful season on the hardwood, Jones has had a change of heart and now hopes to play basketball at the next level.  

“I always loved basketball more [than lacrosse],” Jones told the New England Recruiting Report, “and this year, playing with guys who like basketball as much as I do, being in the gym before and after practice, that was just something that I really want to be a part of for the next four years.”

Jones was also a part of a Salisbury team that captured the school’s first ever NEPSAC championship.  Despite joining a frontcourt that already included the likes of Samuel Dingba and Chris McCullough, Jones accepted a complimentary role off the bench and still ending up leading the team in rebounding and finishing second in scoring.  

A powerful athlete inside the lane, Jones is both a physically intimidating interior presence as well as he is a match-up problem because of his mobility and agility.  

Although he hasn’t played on the AAU circuit since his freshman season of high school, and remained committed to Duke throughout Salisbury’s season, his decision has already triggered a massive response from college coaches as places like Bryant, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Robert Morris, Iona, and San Francisco were the first of what has now become a long line of interested college coaches.  

As talented and dedicated academically as he is athletically, Jones carries a high GPA and says academics will play an important role in his decision.  

“Education does matter to me so ideally I’d like a top tier school,” he said, “preferably down south.”  

As one of the best available frontcourt prospects left on the board, Jones is likely to have plenty of options to choose from.