Except for the 247 Sports site, who ranks the young man sixth in the country for the 2014 class, all the other recruiting sources have the floor general in the Top 5. In addition to that all four of the sites I checked have him as the top player at his position as well as the best in his home state. Rivals has him fifth in the class, while at Scout there is an insider article that talks about how the young man had been well scouted throughout the month of July by UNC. And finally at the world leader in sports the young man gets his best accolades as ESPN puts him as the third best in `14.When reading around the internet it says that Jones is capable of making his team mates better, as he is an excellent passer, and while he does drive the lane and can score, the young man who plays for the Howard Pulley Panthers in AAU ball prefers to pass the ball first and look for a shot later. If that does not sound like someone who just left Chapel Hill to play in the NBA I am not sure anyone else will either. From the sound of those that have watched the now junior he is a talent that will play within his limits, never forcing a shot or a pass and always looking to make the right play at the right time. As we saw with Kendall Marshall you don’t have to have super fast speed in order to get the ball down the court as quickly as possible, and if Jones can live up to his credentials you have to believe that UNC will once again have a top notch point guard running the show.
If Tyus Jones was to come to Chapel Hill and be part of the North Carolina basketball family there would be no doubt that UNC would not be in shortage of players at that positions as the young man would be alongside Nate Britt, from the 2013 class and maybe even Marcus Paige from this year’s recruits. It would also show that while Kentucky is gathering a lot of steam when it comes to bringing in the “one and done’s” at North Carolina the talent is still coming and the point guard position is always manned by one of the best in the land. For more updates on the recruiting front, be it for the hardwoods or the gridiron, make sure to check back on isportsweb!