November 20, 2015
Kyndle Jones played JV last season with Mount St. Joseph’s and spent his offseason playing with Baltimore Elite.
He has since transferred to Dulaney – where he says he’ll have more opportunity – and will play his first season of varsity ball starting in just a week.
Even without tons of exposure and not playing a lick of varsity ball yet, the 5-foot-10 guard says he has still seen some initial Division I interest come his way.
“Towson, Loyola (Maryland), VCU, Virginia-Union (D2), and Tulsa; mostly emails – that’s it. They were just talking about how I have the potential to be a good player and how they were interested in me. And right now it’s VCU emailing me the most,” said Jones, who is hoping to get some additional looks this season with Dulaney.
“I plan on trying to get more looks and some offers and basically just setting myself up for my senior year.”
While playing with Baltimore Elite this spring and summer, Jones says his conditioning and his general guard skills have improved.
“We did a lot of conditioning – running and stuff – making sure I was healthy. And I really improved on my shot, and I was scoring a lot more, also my handles have been getting better as I grow. Also just just being a leader and showing leadership and stepping up for the team”
He explained his style of play to PHM.
“What I do best I would probably say is attacking the basket and creating open shots for myself. And some things I could work on is getting my defense tighter and rebounding more,” said Jones, who explained why he made the switch from Mount St. Joseph’s to Dulaney.
“I thought Mount St. Joseph’s was a good school, but I thought Dulaney was giving me more options and more attention towards me. And the coach really put himself out there for me to grab opportunities, and told me a lot of things about how he could make me better and show my true potential. I felt he could help me reach my goals.”
Jones added: “My role is basically to show leadership and to score a lot. My coach is expecting a lot from me, he needs me to really step up and show leadership more than anything else.”