Last week Eddie Jones made his commitment to Kentucky Wesleyan University. He was initially offered by the Panthers in December. Jones is a 6’5” senior guard/forward at Pike High School in Indianapolis and played with the George Hill All Indy program. 

In addition to his offer from Kentucky Wesleyan, he had interest from a number of schools on various levels. Chicago State, Eastern Washington, Grand Valley State, amongst others were recruiting him. 

“It’s a great school overall with great history. Also, I know I can go there and make a big impact on the program,” Jones stated on why he made his pick. There were several things on and off the court the factored into his decision making. “I like that it’s a small campus so I can just go there and focus with less distractions. Also, it’s a great program academically and athletically. They have a great business program and basketball wise they’re a winning team.”

When asked how he sees himself fitting in with the Kentucky Wesleyan team, Jones said “I see myself coming in ready to do whatever it takes for the team to win. I just want to come in with energy and help this program continue being great and winning another NCAA championship.” Kentucky Wesleyan holds the record for the most Division 2 National Championships with eight, the last one won in 2001. 

During his senior season, Jones averaged 11.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game to help Pike go 12-11 on the season. He was awarded with honorable mention for the All Marion County Team.