Marquette Gets 2010 Commitment From Jamail Jones
Just two days after receiving news that freshman Youssoupha Mbao was declared eligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse, Buzz Williams and the Marquette Golden Eagles received more good news when Jamail Jones informed the team of his oral commitment to play at Marquette next season.
Jones, a 6′6″ small forward from Georgia, was being recruited by Virginia, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Clemson, and Xavier among others. He is the third recruit for Marquette’s 2010 class, joining Aaron Bowen and Montarle Clark on the list.
As is usually the case with Buzz Williams recruits, Jones’ versatility is something that makes him such a special player. With great athleticism, he can defend both guard positions as well as his natural small forward spot. With room to add muscle and a frame similar to Wesley Matthews, Jones has the potential to guard even the power forward position.
Offensively, Jones’ best attribute is his long range shooting. While he will need to work to create his shot as his game progresses, his spot-up shooting is excellent and he can hit from anywhere on the court.
Jamail Jones is the most recent commitment to Buzz Williams’ 2010 class.
His dribble-drive penetration is above average and he does a nice job finding teammates when a second defender commits. He has great leaping ability and hang time that allows him to be successful going to the hoop.
He has good speed and runs the fast break well, making him an ideal fit in Buzz Williams’ offense. He seems like a hard worker and someone that is willing to go out and compete every day and every game, making the comparisons to Matthews even more spot on.
He will play at Montaverde Academy in Montaverde, Fla. this season to play against better competition to prepare him for the grueling Big East.
Ranked anywhere from 61st to 67th overall on 2010 rankings, Jones is a four star recruit and an excellent commitment for Marquette.