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Calipari Watches Tyus Jones Play



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.


Highlights? Highlights.



Article written by Kristen Geil

12 Comments for Calipari Watches Tyus Jones Play

  1. Danny Mac
    1:11 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    I am completely torn, I don’t know which point guard I want more Emmanuel Mudiay or Tyus Jones. On one hand, Mudiay is an unbelievable athlete with great size at 6’4″ (same as Wall) who has good passing skills and court visions to go along with a serious ability to score the ball, on the other hand with Jones you get a decent 6’1″athlete who will always make the right play, has unmatched passing ability and court vision in his class and a high basketball IQ. If only Mudiay was in the 2015 class so we could get both. What do you guys think, would you rather have Mudiay or Jones?

  2. Don't get it
    1:15 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Please somebody explain what this recruit is “GREAT” at. I don’t see a physically imposing player. I don’t see fast, or super quick, or tall. I don’t see anything spectacular. Can he shoot? He can make uncontested layups is all that videos show of him, and some pretty non difficult passes. So I wonder why all the hoopla about him?

  3. WestWorld
    1:27 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Cal never lets up….

    #2 – Seriously?

  4. Danny Mac
    1:27 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    2. He is a tremendous distributer and he always makes the right play, he is really quick, but not necessarily the quickest. He is a good shooter and a smart player. Think of Chris Paul not John Wall. The kid has crazy potential, it’s just hard to see because he plays without any flash. Our other target in the class, Mudiay, would be comparable to Wall or Derrick Rose. The question is on a team full of stars do you want Rose or Paul. Do you want your point guard to create through an unmatched slashing ability (Mudiay) or do you want him to thread the needle and constantly put our 5 star players in a position where they can score (Jones).

  5. I say
    1:35 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink


  6. Michael
    1:46 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    #5 -both

  7. I Say
    3:40 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

  8. KatKnipp
    4:33 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Mudiay is far from Wall. I’ll take Tyus because he can shoot a lot better and always makes the right play. Imagine a pg who can distribute the ball, run the team, and make free throws and threes. All while not turning the ball over. A true point guard even if he isn’t super long or freaky athletic. Our other guys can be that but we need a leader.

  9. GJ Vilarino's Thoughts
    4:37 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    I was just as skilled as he is.

  10. Horsepower
    5:22 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Tyus Jones is the #1 recruit in the 2014 class. You can’t base everything on a youtube video. Plus he’s the guy Coach Cal wants.

  11. Bobbum man
    8:23 pm December 9, 2012 Permalink

    Think a mix of John wall and Yao ming

  12. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    7:51 am December 10, 2012 Permalink

    Just sick of hearing every player is the “best player in high school regardless of class” give me a break with that s%#t!