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Posted On: 08/7/18 4:24 PM
Atlanta, GA – The Orlando, Florida native, 2019 forward Jared Jones, could be a real sleeper prospect out of the state of Georgia. Jared has always played behind big name prospects in high school such as Udoka Azubuike (Kansas) when he attended Potter House Christian in Jacksonville, FL, Collin Sexton (Cleveland Cavaliers) when he attended Pebblebrook High School here in Mabelton, GA, and now while at powerhouse McEachern, he is playing behind the likes of national standouts in Sharife Cooper and Auburn commit Isaac Okoro.
Instead of complaining, playing behind nationally known prospects never stopped the rising senior from showing his skills and putting college coaches and scouts on notice when he is on the floor. He is a solid four man that can be super effective on the glass. Jones is an outstanding rebounder on both ends of the floor and is extremely mobile. He has the ability to pick and pop as well giving his jumper and release and he is a versatile forward who is able to defend all five positions on defense.
Back when he was a sophomore, he decommited from Auburn and decided re-open his recruitment. Since then, Jared holds several offers from high level programs such as Arkansas, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and more. In the near future, the 6-foot-9 power forward should be cutting his list of schools to ten, according to his dad Craig Jones.
Jared has already taken an unofficial visit to the University of Georgia but will be looking to take visits to several more schools before he narrows his choices. Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Northwestern, Auburn, Minnesota, and Georgia have been the schools who have been in contact with Jones the most. “Wake Forest, Northwestern, and Arkansas, Virginia Tech, and Cincinnati are the schools we plan on visiting first and several others” says Craig Jones. Jones will be coming into his senior year looking to capture a state championship with his talented McEachern squad.