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.