December 16, 2006

Jones puts on a show

Growing up in Champaign, Champaign Central 2008 point guard Verdell Jones Jr. has seen Illinois games in Assembly Hall on numerous occasions.

That familiarity made playing at the home of the Fighting Illini on Saturday just another day at the office as Jones and his Central teammates posted a convincing 82-54 win over Normal West. Jones posted 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds to lead the Maroons. Make no mistake though, he wanted to make a statement in front of Illinois coaches Bruce Weber and Wayne McClain.

Jones has a list of four schools that he is currently considering, but he doesn't have a leader right now and is in no hurry to make a decision.

His top five includes Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Florida.

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