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Tuesday / May 21.
  • JUCO Point Guard Chris Jones Drawing Big East Interest

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    Junior college point guard Chris Jones of Northwest Florida State College is drawing interest from a number of Big East programs.

    “It’s early,” head coach Steve Forbes told SNY.tv. “UConn has made some inroads there.

    “He’s heard from Louisville, West Virginia, [Seton Hall associate head coach] Shaheen [Holloway] called me.

    “He’s the type of player that will be able to go wherever he wants.”

    Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com first reported the interest by Big East schools in the 5-foot-10 Jones, who will be in the Class of 2013. Jones is averaging 17 points a game for undefeated Northwest Florida (17-0), the new No. 1 junior college program in the nation.

    “He’s a great player,” said Forbes, a former Tennessee assistant under Bruce Pearl. “We signed him at Tennessee last year in the fall. He’s from Memphis Melrose. He was the MVP of the state tournament in his junior year. He’s just a really, really good player.

    “He can score, he can defend, he can get people involved in the offense. He’s not Kemba Walker, but that’s who he likes to play like.”

    Photo: NW Florida State

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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