NCB On The Trail: Chris Jones

Recruit and return: Louisville 

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In order to return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at the Louisville Cardinals and their chances of dancing again in 2015.

Quick references:
2013-14 roster
2014 recruiting

Possible 2014-15 starting five:

G: Chris Jones
G: Terry Rozier
F: Wayne Blackshear
F: Montrezl Harrell
C: Mangok Mathiang

Weekly Commitment Update

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SEC
LSU
Jalyn Patterson PG Alpharetta, Ga./Montverde Academy
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 40
Stars: 3

Ben Simmons PF Melbourne, Australia/Montverde Academy
HT: 6-9 WT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 2
Stars: 5
ESPN 60: 4

Big East
Marquette
Ahmed Hill SG Augusta, Ga./Aquinas
HT: 6-5 WT: 190
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 12
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 52

Marial Shayok SF Ottawa, Ontario/Blair Academy
HT: 6-6 WT: 205
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 27
Stars: 4

Big Ten
Iowa
Dominique Uhl PF Point Pleasant Beach, N.J./Point Pleasant Beach
HT: 6-7 WT: 185
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Big 12
Oklahoma State
Mitch Solomon C Bixby, Okla./Bixby
HT: 6-9 WT: 225
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 20
Stars: 3

Texas Tech
Keenan Evans PG Richardson, Texas/Berkner
HT: 6-3 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

ACC
Syracuse
Tyler Lydon PF Pine Plains, N.Y./New Hampton
HT: 6-8 WT: 181
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 14
Stars: 4

Atlantic 10
St. Bonaventure
Iakeem Alston PG Baltimore/Sheridan College (Juco)
HT: 6-0 WT: 165
Class of 2014

George Mason
Trey Porter C Dumfries, Va./Potomac
HT: 6-10 WT: 190
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Therence Mayimba SF Hagerstown, Md./St. James School
HT: 6-6 WT: 190
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 44
Stars: 3

Conference USA
Southern Miss
Javonte Douglas SF Charlotte, N.C./Central Florida C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-8
Class of 2014

Texas-San Antonio
Austin Karrer SG New Braunfels, Texas/Canyon
HT: 6-3 WT: 175
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluatio Pending

MAAC
Quinnipiac
Samuel Dingba PF Salisbury, Conn./Salisbury School
HT: 6-6 WT: 205
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Big South
Radford
Cam Jones SG Roanoke, Va./Brunswick Community College (Juco)
HT: 6-4 WT: 180
Class of 2014

Horizon League
Valparaiso
Tevonn Walker PG Montreal. Que./Vanier College
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Youngstown State
Ja'Christian Biles SG Oak Park, Mich./Oak Park
HT: 6-3
Class of 2104
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

NEC
Sacred Heart
Vince Fritz SG Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Wagner
Aaren Edmead PG Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park
HT: 5-10 WT: 160
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Summit League
Nebraska-Omaha
Jalen Jones SF Clinton, Iowa/Clinton
HT: 6-5 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

IUPUI
Cortez Macklin SG Louisville, Ky./Rend Lake C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-3 WT: 175
Class of 2014

Southern Conference
Tennessee-Chattanooga
Jacolby Mobley PG Scooba, Miss./East Mississippi C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-0 WT: 155
Class of 2014

Wofford
Derrick Brooks PG Bartow, Fla./Bartow
HT: 6-2 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Cameron Jackson PF Winchester, Va./Handley
HT: 6-7
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ohio Valley
Jacksonville State
LaBarrius Hill SF Parrish, Ala./Parrish
HT: 6-7 WT: 215
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Sun Belt
Western Kentucky
Justin Johnson PF Hazard, Ky./Perry County Central
HT: 6-7 WT: 235
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Troy
Chris Jones PG Memphis, Tenn./Southwest Mississippi C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-1 WT: 161
Class of 2014

Arkansas State
Adam Ward SF Atascocita, Texas/Lee College (Juco)
HT: 6-5 WT: 200
Class of 2014

MAC
Buffalo
Raheem Johnson PF Romulus, Mich./Barton County C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-9 WT: 250
Class of 2014

Kent State
Raasean Davis PF Dallas, Ga./Paulding County
HT: 6-7 WT: 220
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Missouri Valley
Wichita State
Corey Henderson Jr. SG Dallas/Episcopal
HT: 6-3 WT: 165
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Sky
North Dakota
Bryce Cashman C Weston, Mo./West Platte
HT: 6-10 WT: 225
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Idaho State
Jason McClellan PF Fort Collins, Colo./Eastern Wyoming College (Juco)
HT: 6-9 WT: 240
Class of 2014

Patriot League
Navy
Mo Lewis SF Milton, Ga./Milton
HT: 6-5 WT: 210
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

CAA
James Madison
Hari Hall
SF Jacksonville, Fla./Ribault

HT: 6-7 WT: 210
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Cleaning out the notebook 

February, 22, 2013
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In this week's Friday notebook, two prospects join an exclusive group of high school basketball players, three ESPN 60 stars plot to play together in college and the basketball community suffers a heartbreaking loss.

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Pitino signs four future Cardinals 

November, 14, 2012
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Louisville announced the signing of four student-athletes on Wednesday.

Suiting up for the Cardinals in 2013-14 will be ESPN 100 prospects Anton Gill (Raleigh, N.C./Hargrave Military) and Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central) along with former class of 2012 ESPN 100 guard Terry Rozier (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hargrave Military) and junior college point guard Chris Jones (Memphis, Tenn./Northwest Florida State College).

"This entire class shoots the ball," head coach Rick Pitino said. "That was a priority with us. Every one of them shoots it well and that is a much needed attribute for our team."

Pitino's class is currently ranked No. 6 overall on ESPN's RecruitingNation.

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Cardinals add ESPN 100 PF Akoy Agau 

September, 19, 2012
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Louisville landed a verbal commitment from ESPN 100 power forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central) on Wednesday night, ESPN.com has confirmed.

The 6-foot-9 Agau held mulitple offers including Clemson, Connecticut, Creighton, Iowa State and Nebraska. Head coach Rick Pitino has put together a Top 5 class that also features ESPN 100 guard Anton Gill (Raleigh, N.C./Hargrave Military), post-grad guard Terry Rozier (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hargrave Military) and junior college point guard Chris Jones (Memphis, Tenn./NW Florida State College).

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Juco PG Chris Jones picks Cardinals 

September, 17, 2012
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ESPN.com has confirmed that junior college point guard Chris Jones (Memphis, Tenn./NW Florida State College) verbally committed to Louisville on Monday.

The 5-foot-10 Jones was a member of the ESPN 100 in the Class of 2011 and signed with Tennessee but opted to spend two years at NW Florida State. The highly sought after guard held offers from Oklahoma State, Florida State, Baylor, Kansas and Memphis.

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Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon landed a verbal commitment on Monday night from shooting guard Chris Jones (Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck H.S.).

According to ESPN.com Recruiting Coordinator Adam Finkelstein, Jones held offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Towson, Boston University and LaSalle. He chose the Panthers after receiving an offer last week.

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