Committed to Kennesaw State for the 2013 season. 6’8″ small forward Jordan Jones.
After watching St. Francis play in the Class A Private State Championship Game this past week, I’ve come to a few conclusions on Jordan Jones. I have little doubt that he will primarily be a small forward at the college level. Unfortunately for him, the Owls have small forwards Bernard Morena and Nigel Pruitt at the front on the depth chart. Disregarding injuries, I will say that there is a 98% chance that Jones will receive a redshirt next year. Having the option to voluntarily use a redshirt is something that KSU hasn’t had since Coach Preston arrived, and I expect it will come to fruition with experienced players already on the team.
- Great kid. Excellent character, comes from a supportive family.
- Fluid athlete.
- Has good height.
- Has good reach when going for rebounds.
- Good at finding the open man when looking to pass.
- Quick feet allow him to stay with his man on defense around the perimeter.
- Pretty good free throw shooter (71%).
- Needs to add weight/strength. Tends to get bullied down in the post on defense.
- Needs to work hard to improve his three point shot.
- Needs to finish better and much stronger around the rim (which will come from added muscle).
- Does not have a back to the basket game.
- Needs to become comfortable handling the basketball. Didn’t get a lot of chances to do so with the St. Francis offense.
Transferring to St. Francis for his senior year may have set Jones back in terms of his development. Instead of being relied upon to be a key contributor, he was playing second fiddle to their solid quartet of guards. His only responsibilities were seemingly to play defense, collect rebounds and shoot an occasional open three pointer or lay-up.
Jones is a developmental prospect right now and has plenty of time to fine tune his game over the next 20 months.Follow @KSUOwlHowl