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Name: Andrew Jones

School: Texas

Season: Freshman

ESPN High School Ranking: 29 (2016)

Birthdate: December 9, 1997 (19)

Birthplace: Irving, Texas

Family: 

- Father David was in major car accident with 5 kids (including Andrew) in the car in 2007 

- Accident left David paralyzed

- Older sister Alexis was a Parade All-American and All-Big 12 player at Baylor

High School: Irving MacArthur High School

Accolades:

- 2016 McDonald's All-American

- 2016 Jordan Brand Classic

Twitter: Drewdotcash

Instagram: N/A

Height: 6'4

Weight: 190

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Accident forced Andrew to mature quickly

- He would prepare dinners for the family so his mom could relax when she got home from work

- He took care of his father daily

- Wants to learn to be able to manage his money for when his career in basketball is over

- Very competitive - googles what people write about him and checks his recruiting rankings

Freshman Season Stats: Through 21 games

- 11.1 PPG

- 4 RPG

- 3 APG

- 1.4 SPG

- 47% FG

- 37% 3

- 74% FT

Position: Combo Guard

Greatest Strength: Athleticism

Greatest Weakness: Experience

Athleticism: 9

Aggression: 8

Speed: 9

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: 7

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 8

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 7

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 9

Touch: 8

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 8

Steals: 8

Blocks: 6 (8 potential as a guard)

Pick and Roll: 

- Jones is explosive getting to the hoop using ball screens

- Good defender of ball screens, can fight over and recover - will be a lockdown defender

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Athletic freak

- Solid 3 point shooter - will improve

- Attacks rim ferociously

- Defensive disruptor - deflects a lot of balls - unlimited potential defensively (should be able to average a block and steal a game in NBA)

Game Analysis: 

- vs. West Virginia

- #12 Tarik Phillip

- #2 Jevon Carter

- #0 Teyvon Myers

- Catches cutting from left 45, huge hopstep and finishes left handed layup with contact - crazy athleticism

- Great defensive rebound - freak athlete

- Goes to hoop in fast break right to left crossocer at FT line and fouled at hoop - FTs 1/2

- Crazy athlete - attacked again in transition, saw a lane nobody stopped basketball and fouled at hoop - FTs 2/2

- Great feed in transition to Cleare with positioning under the hoop

- Catch and shoot 3 at right 45 - hits

- Misses left handed layup in transition but good hesitation to get to the rim - explosive

- Misses left 45 3 at end of shot clock - airball

- Catch and shoot deep right 45 3 - hits

- Forces drive from left 45 right into help, shot altered and missed bank 

- Put arm around Coach Shaka Smart after fouling out - shows willingness to learn and bond they've formed

NBA Comparison: Dwyane Wade

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 8.5

Projected Draft Spot: Lottery Pick

Opinion: Jones is a lottery pick. He is a freak athlete that can already shoot the 3 and pass well. He is explosive off the bounce and has no fear at the basket. He is already disruptive in passing lanes, but also has the potential to be a great shotblocking guard as well. Jones has NBA star potential.