No. 1 recruit Tyus Jones narrows list to 8 schools

 Posted by at 10:19 PM on November 3, 2012
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Tyus Jones, who some recruiting services consider the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2014, narrowed his list to Kentucky and seven other schools Saturday night.

In a tweet, Jones announced that he is still considering UK, Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and North Carolina.

Jones, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Apple Valley, Minn., is ranked as the No. 1 junior in the country by and ESPN. 24/7 Sports puts him at No. 2, and he’s No. 3 according to and MaxPreps.

He is one of seven 2014 recruits known to have scholarship offers from Kentucky. Emmanuel Mudiay is the only other point guard from that class with a UK offer.

Duke and North Carolina hosted Jones on campus visits earlier this month, and he’s expected to visit Kentucky sometime in the near future.

Jones and Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1 post player in the class of 2014, have repeatedly stated their intention to play college basketball at the same school. Okafor also has a scholarship offer from UK.


  2 Responses to “No. 1 recruit Tyus Jones narrows list to 8 schools”

  1. This is some good news at least and if we can make Okafors cut than we have a chance to have a spectacular beginning to the class of 2014, but we have to get both of those guys on campus for a visit real soon because Okafor was just enchanted with Duke from his visit there.

  2. This kid looks like Steve Nash.

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