Chicago Sun-Times
By Joe Henricksen

Butler nabs O'Fallon's Roosevelt Jones

| 2 Comments | No TrackBacks

By Joe Henricksen

A rising college basketball program and a rising prospect in Illinois apparently are a perfect match. According to multiple sources, O'Fallon's Roosevelt Jones gave a verbal commitment to upstart Butler and coach Brad Stevens on Thursday.

Jones put together a sensational junior year in leading O'Fallon to Peoria this past March and a 30-4 record. He was impressive all season and opened eyes in Peoria as well. He capped off his junior year averaging over 19 points a game, along with 12 rebounds and over four assists and three steals a game. In a state semifinal loss to Simeon, Jones scored 22 points and pulled down 19 rebounds. He followed that up with 26 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to Waukegan in the third-place game.

The powerful 6-3 Jones is a unique player who you can't label other than being a player. He's highly effective despite the fact he gets almost all of his offensive production done around the basket as an active, physical rebounder and finisher.


No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/31735

2 Comments

Good pick for Butler and for Roosevelt. Roosevelt's a tweener who has lots of heart. That's something you can't teach. He must develop his midrange jumpshot which is needed. That will enable him to be effective at the 2 and the 3 because he can do everything else. O'Fallon should beef up their non-conference schedule and play a couple of Chicago teams. It will help them down the line.

IF YOU BUILD IT, (A PROGRAM) THEY WILL COME!
A FINAL FOUR PROGRAM, WITH A YOUNG COACH, RECRUITING IN ILLINOIS, GETTING A TOP-TIER RECRUIT FROM DOWNSTATE!
GREAT PICKUP FOR THE BUTLER BULLDOGS!

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Joe Henricksen published on April 29, 2010 8:21 PM.

A whole lot from Merrillville ... was the previous entry in this blog.

Richmond, Leonard top 2010 is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.