Ever since No. 2 prospect Jabari Parker committed to Duke on Dec. 20 and immediately boosted the Blue Devils’ recruiting class into the top five, Parker has been the focus of Duke’s 2013 class. But forgetting about the other two talented ESPN 100 recruits in this class -- shooting guard Matt Jones and small forward Semi Ojeleye -- would be a huge mistake.
So let’s focus on Jones for a moment. The 6-foot-4 guard has established himself as one of the best shooters in the Class of 2013, but he’s also expanded his game beyond being just a shooter. As a senior he has led DeSoto (Texas) to a No. 12 national ranking in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings by giving his team whatever has been needed to win.
Here’s a breakdown of Jones’ game and the qualities that make him such a successful, well-rounded player.