Louisville hopes Chris Jones can replace Peyton Siva at point guard.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Big day for the University of Louisville basketball program. Junior-college point guard Chris Jones has committed to the Cards. Recruiting analyst Dave Telep wrote that Jones could be the best junior-college recruit over the last decade.
Jones, who is listed at 5 feet 11, originally committed to Tennessee in 2011 but decided not to play for the Vols after Bruce Pearl was fired. Instead, he played at NW Florida State Junior College for former Vols assistant Steve Forbes.
"Chris Jones is one of the most competitive kids I've ever coached," Forbes said. "He won a championship in high school. He played in the junior-college title game last year. And he's put himself in a position to play for a national championship in college.
"He can do a lot of things well. He can really score. He can distribute. He'll do anything to win."
He led his team to a 32-2 record, and averaged 18 points, five rebounds and five assists. Jones played high school basketball in Memphis.
Jones also considered Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Florida State. He figures to replace Peyton Siva at point guard during the 2013-14 season.