It's about time!!!
I'm sure that's the feeling in Knoxville and inside the basketball offices as "Mighty" Chris Jones (Melrose) ended his recruitment choosing the Volunteers.
Jones marks the first significant Memphis area player to matriculate to Knoxville in the Bruce Pearl era.
Jones is the heart and soul of one of the most talented squads in Tennessee High School history. The mighty one is a point guard who depending on the flow of the game can score or distribute equally well.
One of the best rebounding small guards I have ever seen, the diminutive Jones is among the top rebounders in the city.
Jones chose the Vols over numerous offers from the SEC and other schools in the Southeast.
Jones, who is 19, is petitioning the TSSAA for a hardship year. If this fails he will attend Hargrave Military Academy next season.
Jones caught everyone's attention last season leading the prestigious Bob Gibbon's Tournament of Champions in scoring and continued his torrid pace throughout the summer.
It's been a joy watching Chris grow and transform into a complete player and now his focus will be on leading the Golden Hurricanes to a state championship.