Coach Lu sparked passion into his basketball jones at a very early age. From a youthful pastime to a livelihood in the game, Lucius truly fell in love with all phases of basketball and played daily up until and through high school in Marion Ohio at Harding. Realizing 5'10 point guards with average speed and agility only go so far in the sport no matter how much IQ and understanding they have of it, he focused on coaching and training from there. By the mid 2000s, Lucius had head coached in the coveted Worthington Summer League as well as done Varsity Asst work with Marion Catholic's Girls and Wellington's Boys on top of Director of Player Personnel work in the IBL. From there he became, Owner, GM, and Head Coach of the WBCBL's #1 Nationally Ranked Columbus Hidden Gems & he Ohio Hidden Gems of the IBL, ABA, & UBA.
After various endeavors into many different realms of basketball business, Lucius Jones finally found his calling, which was youth basketball and Hidden Gems AAU. Torn on how to assist kids outside of the program, this latest responsibility is the perfect manner in which to get this done. Coach Lu will focus on Central Ohio individual and team talent of all levels. Having written for Eurobasket.Com in a variety of different areas covering youth and young adults in college and overseas, this is a natural progression to the now youth-focused writer. You can follow Lucius on Twitter at: @hiddengemsbball or Instagram at: hiddengemsbball as well.
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