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Kennesaw State men's basketball signs local standout

5:18 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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KENNESAW, Ga. -- Standout combo forward Jordan Jones from Saint Francis High School (Alpharetta, Ga.) has signed a national letter of intent to play at Kennesaw State, KSU men's basketball head coach Lewis Preston announced on Friday.

At 6-feet-8, 205 pounds, Jones is a versatile player who can play both the shooting guard and small forward positions. During his junior season at Furtah Prep in Acworth, Ga., Jones averaged 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four blocks a game while helping his team to an undefeated regular season.

"I'm just really excited about Jordan, 6-foot-8, 200 pounds, combo forward for us. What I've always liked about him is not only his ability to knock down shots, but his ability to put the ball on the floor," Preston said. "With his added size and length it gives us even more versatility out on the perimeter defensively.

"I think the first thing, foremost, is he comes from a winning program. He's been around winning, been around very good coaching," Preston added. "I think the greatest thing about Jordan Jones is the fact is he's very coachable. He comes from a great family, great background and one of the things about me is I want young men who are competitive and, once again, understand how to win. He's able to bring those intangibles as well as being able to bring great size and great length and his ability to knock down the perimeter shot is even more of an asset to us."

Jones earned first team All-Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) honors and was selected to play in the Under Armour Grind Session in Atlanta last June. The event features many of the top high school prospects in the region and focusses on skill development and concludes with games.

"I thought what was very important about him participating in that (Under Armour Grind Session) was that he, with some of the local guys here, was able to get his name out and garner even more attention," Preston said. "Once again, his versatility and able to play the combo forward spot, his ability to handle the ball, his ability to shoot the ball, those are all great assets."

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