With Mudiay now a Mustang, the Cats will turn to the other offered point guards in the class. Tyus Jones, the number 1 or 2 point guard depending on who you ask, will in all likelihood be in heavy contact with the Kentucky staff after this weekend’s developments. Jones spoke with SNY.tv (ZagsBlog) about what the Mudiay decision means for him and Kentucky, and he was fairly blunt about it. “It (Mudiay’s decision) just means that I’m still looking at them. If he were to have gone to Kentucky, we obviously would have had to have a talk with them because he is a point guard, but I’m still just gonna keep going through my recruiting process with Kentucky still involved and we’ll see where it goes,” Jones said after the Elite 24 game in Brooklyn. Jones tallied 10 points in the game which helped him garner one of the 4 MVP awards given out. Stanley Johnson, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Isaiah Whitehead were the other MVPs.
Jones is visiting Kentucky on September 27th, notably without his package deal partner Jahlil Okafor. It was a surprising visit date since most recruits are visiting during the Alumni Game or Big Blue Madness. Jones will have the luxury of watching the Cats take on Florida at Commonwealth and hopefully witnessing the end of the streak. He has been considered a Duke lean for awhile and has not set a decision date. Jones has scheduled 3 other visits outside of Kentucky this fall: Baylor, Kansas, and Duke. The 6’1″ point guard out of Minnesota unofficially visited Kentucky last January for a game.
Trust in Coach Cal.