The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot-2, 183-pound senior guard had led the Eagles to a 22-4 record and a berth in the Section 3AAAA Tournament quarterfinals at the time of his selection. Jones averaged 22.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.8 steals through 26 games. Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 recruit in the Class of 2018 by FloSports and also a 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game selection, Jones was one of 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Naismith Prep Player of the Year.
Jones has maintained a 3.53 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at Duke University this fall.
Jones has volunteered locally with elementary school literacy-outreach programs and Feed My Starving Children. He has also donated his time as a youth basketball coach and as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church youth group.