By Colin Dunlap | 11:57 a.m. Thursday
As expected, the Duquesne men's basketball program
signed Jerry Jones, a high school senior from Detroit's Inskter High
School, to a National Letter of Intent today.
Jones made a verbal commitment to coach Ron Everhart's program on Apr. 1.
Jones is the third member of the 2010-11 recruiting class, joining guards T.J. McConnell, from Chartiers Valley High School and Mike Talley, another Detroit product who signed with Duquesne during the fall early-signing period.
"Jerry will add a lot to what is a very talented freshman class," Everhart said Everhart. "He's a great kid and a very versatile player who can play - and guard - three positions. The unique versatility of his game should enable him to thrive in our style of play."
The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Jones averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists for an Inkster team that won a district title and finished 19-5 in Michigan's Class A --- the largest classification in the state. Jones was named fifth team Class A all-state by the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.