Special to ZAGSBLOG
On Monday, Derrick Jones visited UConn and officially received a scholarship offer from the reigning NCAA champions — which would be enough to satisfy most elite prospects.
But instead, the 6-foot-7 Jones out of Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll followed his visit by traveling from Storrs, Conn., to New York City and poured in 30 points in a Dyckman Park summer game — just another example of how much Jones loves basketball.
Just last month, Jones poured in 31 points in the Mary Kline Classic in New Jersey.
“Derrick lives on the basketball court,” his father, Derrick Jones Sr. told SNY.tv. “Coming from Pennsylvania to play on that court is a real privilege for a kid that’s trying to come up in the world and do his thing.”