Though my high school team beat his in the Northern Indiana Conference on our way to a sectional championship I knew that this tall, scrawny guy was going to be good given a few more pounds and some good coaching. Out of the realm of scouting it’s not hard to recognize pure talent and heart and Jarrod Jones showed me that long before we crossed paths again. A few years later at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana he would go on to gain a starting spot proving my early predictions were correct.
Jones fell in love with basketball around the age of five or six playing with his two older brothers and two cousins after many of their driveway battles, having a dad for a coach couldn’t have hurt either. Being the youngest in the pack he was beat up on some on the court but looking back he knows it has made him better.