YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles are on the board for the Class of 2021. On Tuesday, shooting guard Kameron Jones made his verbal commitment to MU and head coach Steve Wojciechowski. He did it with this video:
Jones is currently listed as a 6’4”, 180 pound shooting guard by 247 Sports. I should point out that itself is a pretty notable accomplishment, as Jones did not appear to even have a page at all when Marquette officially offered him a scholarship in late May. His hometown is listed as Cordova, Tennessee, but that may just be where Evangelical Christian School, Jones’ high school, is located. Cordova is in the eastern suburbs of Memphis, so if you want to just consider him to be a Memphis guy, that’s probably fine. As mentioned a moment ago, Marquette’s offer came about a month ago, so it seems to be a pretty quick decision from Jones once that offer came through. Florida also offered him a scholarship around the same time, and it would seem that they were the only two high major programs to officially offer Jones a spot on the roster.
At the moment, Jones is not rated or ranked in 247 Sports’ Composite system. However, in conjunction with his commitment to Marquette, they have installed him at #101 in their internal ranking system. He doesn’t have a rating or ranking from Rivals, and he doesn’t appear to have an ESPN page at all. I think it’s safe to say that Jones was significantly impacted in terms of national attention due to a lack of spring and summer club basketball due to the coronavirus pandemic. Heck, I’m trying to figure out why the leading scorer on Under Armour’s U16 circuit last summer was getting so little national attention either from recruiting analysts or college coaches. That seems weird, doesn’t it??
As a junior for ECS, Jones averaged 19.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists. That seems pretty good, and that was good enough to earn him honors as Tennessee Division II Class A Mr. Basketball.
In terms of Marquette’s roster projection for the fall of 2021, Jones fits an obvious roster spot. Koby McEwen will be a senior this coming year, and thus Marquette will need a talented backcourt player to replace him. Since Jones appears to be a top 100 caliber player, then he would fit the bill just right. Still, the Golden Eagles are looking at having four more spots to fill in the Class of 2021, as Theo John and Jamal Cain will be joining McEwen on the way out the door and MU already has two scholarships sitting open that will likely stay that way until the following school year. While Jones may fill an obvious need, I think it’s safe to say that the Golden Eagles could still use another talented guard in the recruiting class along side him. At the very least, I don’t think head coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff should slow down their recruiting for guards, particularly not right after Wisconsin prospect Tyrese Hunter included Marquette in his top 10.
Here’s what the scholarship table looks like right now.