• Great in P&R action as a ball handler. He can make the right passes, get to his floater, and attack strong at the rim(especially when going right)
• Solid playmaker for teammates. He is able to make the right passes in transition and as a secondary playmaker.
• Well-rounded defender. Able to guard 1-3. Moves well going through screens and knows how to play his defensive role with his team.
• Able to space the floor for his team as a wing. Still has to improve but isn't a weakness for him.
• Struggles creating separation. Not a great 1 on 1 player. Needs a screen to create a good shot for himself.
• Decent finisher at the rim. Struggles going left and lacks real athleticism to help him finish at the rim. Will often pick up his dribble and shoot a fadeaway
• Needs to find shot consistency and defensive consistency
Jones is a skilled combo guard who has a foundation of skills that will help him at the next level but nothing elite at the moment. He is a high IQ playmaker, who more often than not makes the correct read. Has to improve his shooting overall. He isn't great at creating shots for himself off the bounce and I don't expect him to be a good one in the league. He is an average C&S player and has to improve to make a real impact on the game. Rebounding numbers show promise from the guard position. Average defender as well who is able to fit in and do his role for his team defensively. He can be a solid 3&D player once he becomes more consistent on his perimeter defense and his 3 point shot. Also setting him screens on offense and giving him the opportunity to make plays for his teammates will maximize the best skills.
2023 All-Big East Second Team
2023 Big East All-Tournament Team
2022 National Invitation Tournament MVP
2022 National Invitation Tournament All-Tournament Team
2021 Big East All-Rookie Team
2019 NBPA Top 100 Camp
2022 / 2023 Xavier Stats
GP | MIN | FG% | 3P% | FT% | OR | DR | REB | AST | BLK | STL | PF | TO | PTS
36 | 34 | 50.9 | 37.8 | 65.3 | 1.3 | 4.5 | 5.7 | 4.4 | 0.6 | 1.3 | 2.1 | 2.3 | 15.0
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