Matt Jones is a 6-5 shooting guard out of the state of Texas where he plays for DeSota High School. Jones soared up the rankings while playing with his AAU team, the Texas Titans over the summer. Jones is a a flat out dangerous outside shooter who nails down the three ball on a regular basis. The Blue Devils offered Jones after Coach K and his staff took a look at him at the Peach Jam in Augusta, South Carolina. Jones was very excited about the offer at that time and he is looking forward to attending Countdown to Craziness in a couple of weeks. Since the Duke offer, a lot of other schools starting making their moves. We are talking the likes of Arizona, Kansas and North Carolina here, so it is safe to say, Jones will not slip under the radar again. BDN spoke with Jones recently and we discussed the schools recruiting him and his thoughts on them among many other things. Here is the latest BDN Premium offering for members.
The last time we spoke was during the Peach Jam in July. What have you been doing since that time?
Since then I’ve just been going to school and doing the work and working out with my high school team. I have been trying to get stronger, more explosive, things like that.
What kind of team will DeSoto put on the court this year? Do you have a lot of guys back?
We should be very experienced with a bunch of seniors. I have confidence in that they know what they are doing, so we should have a pretty good team this year and be contenders for the state title.
Now, your projected position at the college level is the off guard. What position do you play in high school?
In high school, I am sometimes a
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