Jones, a talented 6-foot, 196-pound shooting guard, last year played alongside Tyreke Evans for Tony Bergeron at American Christian in Aston, Pa. When American Christian shut its high school wing, many figured Jones would follow Bergeron when he went to coach nearby Blair Christian (Pa.).
But Bergeron has opted to take a job at East Longmeadow High (Mass.) to be near his ailing father, and Jones is coming to St. Anthony.
“His GPA in school is over 3.0. I think that’s a positive,” Hurley said in a phone interview. “St. Anthony doesn’t normally take seniors. But the fact that his school (American Christian) closed and he’s got grades and the third thing is that he has a Catholic school background. His first two years he was at Rice, then he went to the Christian school this year. So I think those things would be the consideration.