Pitino and staff picked up a huge basketball commit today in JUCO PG Chris Jones. What exactly does this mean for the future of Cardinal Basketball?
Chris Jones is an elite level talent, ESPN’s Dave Telep said “Jones is the best JUCO in the last decade.” That is high praise considering guys like Pierre Jackson and Jae Crowder have come out in the recent years. But Jones will provide the Cards with something most teams never get. You lose an All American PG like Peyton Siva and don’t miss a beat. Jones was highly recruited out of High School before landing with the Tennessee Vols, once Jones was declared ineligible he went the JUCO route where he became the top ranked JUCO in the Country. Point being Chris Jones is a ball player and Coach Pitino got his guy. With Jones and Gill already in the mix I would say it is fair for CardNation to expect a Top 5 recruiting class in 2013. #CardSwag