August 17, 2006
High Majors Following Jones
Comparisons to Rivals.com second rated prospect for 2004, Shaun Livingston, have been a common occurrence for 2008 prospect Verdell Jones, and for good reason. The 6-foot-4 guard's father was Shaun's AAU coach for Ft. Sooy-No Limit, and the guard noted that he has known Shaun for as long as he could remember.
After a solid performance at the ABCD camp, as well as the Big Time Tournament, Jones has been getting a great deal of attention from some of the nation's top programs. This week, Jones was named the 77th- best prospect for the 2008 class by Rivals.com.
Although he received some strong reviews by those in attendance at the ABCD camp, Jones himself felt he just did all right.
Some of the programs that are in constant contact with Jones include Tennessee, Florida, Louisville, Kansas, DePaul, Illinois, and Georgia Tech. Jones has made unofficial visits to Kansas, Florida, Illinois and Louisville.
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