After securing the win over Portland yesterday, Calipari headed to watch 2014 point guard Tyus Jones as Apple Valley lost to Park Center 72-70. Jones, considered by many to be the top player in his class, had twenty points in the game last night and is hoping to visit Kentucky and Kansas soon, according to his blog with USA Today.
Jones’ high school coach, Zach Goring, noted that Cal was “the only [coach] there. He continues to show his interest in Tyus,” according to Adam Zagoria. Calipari has already taken several visits to see Jones, and landing him alongside the recent Karl Towns’ commitment would probably secure Kentucky’s spot atop the recruiting rankings… again.
Calipari visited Jones in Minneapolis Wednesday, after Kentucky’s win over Samford, and also saw 2014 power forward Trey Lyles, the number five player overall in his class who recently decommited from Indiana. Although Calipari has already secured the Harrison twins as his stellar backcourt for 2013, Kentucky fans have to expect that they’ll be one and done; Jones would be the next in succession of elite Kentucky points guards.