Class of SF Shawn Jones has become one of the most sought-after players in the state of Texas and many people may not be familiar with his name.  Not a player who overly concerned about rankings and recognition, but rather focused on improving his name and letting his play on the court do the talking.  The 6’7 F plays for a talented Shadow Creek High School in Pearland, TX a suburb just outside the city of Houston.  He is just starting to scratch the surface in terms of potential, and he could very well be on the most dynamic players in all the south.  

He plays the game with a flare that is not seen a lot at the high school level.  He can score the basketball from a variety of ways with little to no effort.  He has a lightning quick first step as well as a crossover dribble that at times can bring defenders to their knees.  He has a strong upper body frame and is an exceedingly difficult matchup for defenders at the high school level.  He can get his shoot off against most defenders and has increased his range to beyond the three-point line.  In the open court he sees the floor very well with the ball in his hand and sets him teammates up for easy baskets.  He has a high basketball IQ and is particularly good in the pick and roll.  He does not force the issue and plays the game at a steady pace but can turn on the intensity at a snap of finger and create plays for his team at any point. 

Defensively he is very versatile and can guards just about any position on the floor at the high school level.  On the perimeter, he can keep guards in front of him because of his speed and size.  He moves his feet very well and plays with a high level of passion on the defensive end of the floor.  He rebounds the ball well and loves to start the transition break and make plays in the open court.  He is a great athlete and does protect the rim when challenged down low.  He anticipates well in the passing lanes and gets a lot of steals and deflections and has no problem switching on an opposing team’s best player and shutting him down.  This all-around play on the court has caught the eyes of college programs in the regions and some have taken the step to make him a top priority for the class of 2022.  

He recently received scholarship offers to compete at the next level from the University of Houston, LSU, and McNeese St.  Recently other programs that have gotten involved and offered scholarships are Rice, TCU, and the University of Tulsa.  We believe that he is just coming into his own in terms of potential and growth and this list will only grow over the next 12 months as schools will continue to get involved and make him one of their top targets.