Word has it
that Sean Jones
(5’6”/PG/2022/Gahanna) has been putting together and phenomenal season so far
for Gahanna Middle School South. In
fact, we caught Jones in action on Saturday as his 8-0 Lions faced off against
New Albany. Needless to say, Jones took over the game and lead his team to a
51-37 victory on the strength of a season-high 33 points. Jones made it look easy as he scored from
beyond the ark, at the rim and in transition.
From what we saw, Jones is extremely skilled, handles and passes well
and impacts the game in every facet. There’s no doubt he can score the rock, but
Jones is also a big time defender and is one of his team’s leading rebounders.
|Sean Jones PG 2022 Gahanna|
We spoke to
Brad Marzetz, Jones’ middle school coach and quickly determined that he “loves
Sean Jones.” “Sean is the best player I’ve ever coached,” said Marzetz. According to Marzetz, Jones is averaging 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4.5 steals
per game. In addition, Jones is shooting
53% from beyond the ark and 58% from the field.
In terms of Jones’ future potential, “Sean will be a varsity player as a
freshman,” continued Marzetz. Coach Martzete also compares Jones to Stevie Taylor,
Gahanna Lincoln’s all time leading scorer.
“I told Sean he has a chance to pass Stevie Taylor's scoring record if he wants to.” Finally, Marzetz projects Jones as a D-I college player.
been on our radar for several years now based on his standout performances and
MVP caliber play at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases. In fact, most recently, we selected Jones to
participate in the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star Game. In addition,
we have Jones currently ranked among the top 20 players in the state and we selected
him as Fourth Team All-State last season.
In terms of
the state’s top floor generals, Jones is among the best. We haven’t seen as much of Jones on the summer
tournament circuit the last couple of years, so in all likelihood, we have him
under represented in our rankings; however, he’s caught our eye at couple of
elite camps and showcases recently where we’ve seen him putting in work. From what
we’ve seen of Jones over the years, he has all the skill necessary play college
basketball, but as is the case with smaller guards, his continued growth will
ultimately determine his level of play.
We look forward to following Jones’ growth and development over the next
couple of years.