Crean talks Verdell Jones

  • 05/09/2008 4:22 pm in

With Verdell Jones now signed, sealed and delivered, IU Media Relations released the following on the guard from Champaign (IL):

Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that Verdell Jones III, a 6-4, 180-lb. guard from Champaign (Illinois) Central High School has signed a national letter of intent to attend IU and play basketball for the Hoosiers beginning next fall. He was the Champaign News-Gazette Area Player of the Year and an All-State choice as a senior.

“Verdell is an excellent addition to our recruiting class,” said Crean. “He is a great floor leader with a tremendous ability to direct an offense and he also has the ability to make plays on his own. His wingspan will make him a tough defender and we like the fact that he has played in so many big-game environments in high school and AAU ball that he will be able to compete for our program right away. We are very excited about his upside.”

You can read the full release here.

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  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    Is Jordan Crawford going to stay does anyone know?

  • hoosierfan27

    no news is good news

  • Kelin Blab

    I think Jordan will stay, he had a solid Frosh year and improved. Crean could help his game continue…..plus none of the influences are around anymore. Not to mention Crean has what Jordan likes…..shots available………..

  • Kelin Blab

    Just read on hoop scoop, doc rivers son, Jerimiah is looking at IU after playing at G'Town. He has decided to transfer….mmmm interesting….

  • According to this article, he is going to Florida….Do you have a link to the article you read on Hoopscoop? http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/

  • BTOWN40

    I read it differently, Rivers teamate is the one transferring to Florida not Rivers

  • That'll teach me to read the whole sentance and not just “transfer to UF” LOL

  • Kelin Blab

    wonder whats up at G'Town….why can't any of these kids be 6;10 or 6'11….who was the last legit big man IU got…..legit as in 6'9-7ft??? It seems to be these there are an abundance of guards or big men who want to be guards………

    Can't wait to see Ben Allen and Joey Shaw blow up next year…….

  • MPmike

    The last legit big man was Jared Jeffries,2002, Kirk Haston,2001, Alan Henderson, 1995. You can count the kid from Ohio- 7'0″ center that played at IU for only one season- (1997) then transfer to Georgia Tech then went on to have a pretty solid NBA career until recently when he died from an apparent heart attack while sleeping. Forgive me, but my mind is drawing a blank- What was his name?

  • jason collier

  • ben allen will not blow up………joey shaw i have a lot of respect for……and he should of never been in position to leave IU………I wish the best for shaw……..but allen…………I don't think he has a chance in hell

  • Kelin Blab

    wow I forgot about Jason Collier….sad sad story. I think playing with fellow ausies's at st. mary's Ben Allen will be comfortable and have a solid year….

  • BTOWN40

    http://blogs.heraldtimesonline.com/iusp/
    Video featuring Maurice Sutton…………….He sounds like a quality kid, and he has played with Verdell Jones and is good friends with Maurice Creek. In this video he talks about getting his degree, and he speaks highly of Crean. At one point Sutton sounds like he talks like he is already on the team……Loooks like he has more potential than what I gave him credit for..

  • MPmike

    Thanks for the answer. I just remembered his name the other day.

  • MPmike

    I agree with Ben Allen. Good outside shooter, but too weak physically and mentally. No inside game whatsoever.

  • MPmike

    Thanks for the answer. I just remembered his name the other day.

  • MPmike

    I agree with Ben Allen. Good outside shooter, but too weak physically and mentally. No inside game whatsoever.