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4-star RJ Jones talks timeline, updates recruitment

Jamie Shaw01/16/23
Article written by:On3 imageJamie Shaw


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2024 four-star RJ Jones / Player submitted photo

RJ Jones is the No. 64 ranked player in the 2024 On3 Consensus. The 6-foot-8 versatile forward recently averaged 10.7 points, and 8.3 rebounds on 1.7 made threes in the esteemed Chick Fil A Classic.

“I’m a great rebounder and shooter,” Jones told On3. “I get my teammates open shots off ball screens. Over the last couple of years, I’ve been able to see the floor differently, like a coach almost. I’ve been watching a lot of Carmelo Anthony recently with his mid-post game.”

On3 caught up with RJ Jones after a recent live viewing to talk timelines and get an update on his recruitment.

Jones talks recruitment

“I don’t have any official visits set, and I have not been on any yet,” Jones said. “Hopefully, this Spring, I’ll be able to get out and see some schools. I’ve taken unofficial visits to Georgia Tech, Florida, and NC State.”

Georgia Tech: “I learned they’re very tough. They bring in very tough guys to build their culture. What I love about it there is the academic side. Their school develops men.”

Florida: “They’re in my backyard, so I am over there a lot. I’m able to learn a lot about the new coaching staff, and they’re good people. When I go on my unofficial over there, it’s as if I’m already on the team; they treat me like family.”

NC State: “They’re a tough team too, everywhere on the floor, including in the paint. They’re just dogs over there, and that’s what I really like about them. They like how I make good decisions in the mid-post and get outside to make shots.”

“I hear from North Carolina, Florida State, Miami, and UCLA some,” Jones said. “I’m not sure what they’re going to do.”

In Jones words

“I want to start taking my officials in the spring and narrow down my list in the summer,” Jones said.

“I’m going to be looking for a coach or at least someone around the team who believes in God. That is very important to me, and I don’t want to lose sight of that. Education is also big; I will choose a school that meets my expectations educationally.

“I like fast play, of course, but I want to play in a program where we can also slow it down and work to get good shots. I want to go into a family environment, so I’ll look at the coaches and coaching staff to see how they all click.”