Sunday, December 31, 2017

Jones has Gahanna Undefeated So Far

Sean Jones PG 2022 Gahanna
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.

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.

Jones has 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.

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