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'12 NJ SF Chris Jones (Verbal to Pitt)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Goose, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Teaneck H.S. (Teaneck, NJ)

    AAU Team:

    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 190 lbs

    Rivals rating: unranked SF
    Scout rating: 3*; unranked SF
    ESPN rating: 2*-82 grade; #124 SG
    247sports rating: N/A

    Reported Offers: Boston University, Hofstra, LaSalle, Rhode Island
     
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    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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  3. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Do we really need to be signing any more '12 guys? I know they're eager to get some more 2's and 3's in here, but I think this may be a reach.
     
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    Agreed. Unless there is someone the staff feels is a lock to contribute immediately, I don't get the point of another developmental wing and a huge 6 man class.
     
  5. BehindEnemyLines

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    I question this as well. We should put a lock on this class and move on.
     
  6. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Maybe an indication someone won't qualify?
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Jones' Teaneck team is undefeated (16-0) and ranked #4 in New Jersey.

    Also, for those of you questioning Jones because the premium services aren't aware of him or talking him up, you need to understand that they don't do a very good job with basketball.

    For NJ & NYC Metro, LFBall is one of the most knowledgeable guys on the prep circuit. Here's what he recently had to say about Chris Jones (he did an interview with himself :lol:):

    LS
    I have to ask you about Chris Jones from Teaneck?

    LFBall
    I am going out on a limb on this one. With the right school choice and a patient College Coach, we will see Chris play in the NBA as a 6 ft 6 guard one day. Extremely underrated and a real candidate for the 2nd best HS player in NJ this season.


    Jean Prioleau is who I assume is on this one, as his relationship with LFBall goes back to his days when he was a great player at Fordham University in NY and then later, coached there.
     
  8. RumblinBuff

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    My problem isn't with his national perception, I just feel that a 6th member of the '12 class is a little extreme. I'd much rather use it in '13 or on a JuCo/Div-1 transfer.
     
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    His pretty much sums up my concern though. I'm not sure how much difference we'd see between Jones and Jenkins. And as rumblin mentioned, this is already a HUGE class. Its not so much the player I'm concerned about here, just the situation.
     
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    Okay, let's say that all our signees make it in and nothing weird happens (ala, Cain Syndrome). That means 5 of the 13 players on the team are in one class -- 38% of the roster. Taking Jones means almost 1/2 of the team is in this class.

    The only way this makes an iota of sense is if there is a strong, strong feeling that a couple of the players will leave early for the nba. That's just too big an IF.
     
  11. Buffnik

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    Or if we redshirt 2 guys.
     
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    I hadn't thought of that possibility. However, there are 2 drawbacks; you reduce your bench to 11, and you have 0 schollies to give. If Tad & Co. think that's the way to go ......
     
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    While looking at Neville Fincher for the post I made in the 2013 profile page, I stumbled across this article from Recruit Scoop. Apparently Jones & Fincher are teammates, and have talked about going to college together along with their teammate Joel Hernandez.

     
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    I kinda got mixed feelings about this kid, but we really need an outside shooter on the team
     
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    "I've committed to Pittsburgh," Jones told Rivals.com. "It was just a good fit for me. It's a good school for me and the relationship I have with Brandin (Knight) with him being a Jersey guy like me meant a lot."

    A versatile player who plays all three backcourt positions for his 28-0 high school team, Jones has averaged 21 points, 8.5 rebounds and five assists as a senior.


    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1336775

     

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