Archbishop Carroll’s Derrick Jones said he added a scholarship offer from Kentucky.
The 6-foot-6 small forward already has offers from Kansas, Kansas State, Saint Joseph’s, Villanova, Maryland and Syracuse. He is ranked the nation’s 16th best player in the junior class by ESPN.
“I don’t know where I want to play yet, I’m more focused on school and basketball,” said Jones.
Jones is one of 120 prospects at this week’s Reebok Classic Breakout, which kicked off Wednesday and runs through Friday at Philadelphia University. He said he plans to work on his ball handling and jump shot over the summer and gain more muscle.
“I’ll probably put on fifteen pounds. I’m lifting right now down Saint Andrew’s with my AAU team,” he said.
Carroll head coach Paul Romanczuk thinks that even with all the offers, his star forward needs to continue to prove himself.
“You have to stay humble and each time on the court you have to prove yourself,” he said. “You can’t just read into all this hype about how great you are and how great your team might be. You need to continue to work and continue to be hungry. Derrick is a humble kid with great parents and a great foundation and I think he’ll do that.”