#0 Dominique Jones | G

Hometown: Lake Wales, FL

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 205

Position: Shooting Guard

Team: South Florida

Class: Junior


Right-handed… He has led South Florida to their first 4-game winning streaks in team history, including upsets of Pittsburgh and Georgetown... At 6'3"-6'4", Jones is a muscular 205 pounds with the toughness to match. He has a fairly lengthy wingspan, making up for his lack of height… He is one of the best scorers in all of college basketball. He has the ability to get by anyone with his strength and quickness and excels in getting into the paint and finishing at the rim. In his junior campaign, he got to the free-throw line nearly eight times a game... When he has the ball in his hands, he commands the defenses attention. Jones will use a low, crossover, or a ridiculously quick spin move to keep defenders off balance and create separation. When defenders slack off, Jones will pull-up into his jump shot and when they attempt to close the gap between him, he can use his quickness and strength to get by his man... He is hitting 36% of his shots from behind the arc, most of which are difficult or contested because of his lack of offensive options. As of late, he has been settled for better shots… Without the ball in his hands, Jones is very active. He moves well throughout the offense, using screens, and cuts to get open... His handle and court vision allow him to play some point guard for the Bulls and puts the question in the minds of scouts "Could he play point at the next level?" He has the ability; he will just have to work at it a little more. At times, Jones seems to be a bit too unselfish; he has very good offensive awareness and vision, but has a tendency to force passes to teammates or pass up his open shot for a teammates... He is an exceptional rebounder for his size and position- averages over 6 rebounds per game...

He is a bit undersized and looks more like 6'3" than his listed 6'4" frame. But, again, he has the length and wingspan to make up for it… He also was not blessed with elite athleticism that could make him a lottery or high first round pick, but he still gets by with his above-average athleticism… His mid-range game seems to be his weak spot right now. He either finishes at the rim or behind the arc. He would greatly benefit and become even more dangerous if he could develop a mid-range jump shot or a pull-up jumper. That would keep defenders off balance and Jones wouldn't be so dependent on his 20' jumper… When teammates drive or pass the ball around in USF's offense, Jones needs to be ready to shoot at all times. Too many times in the Big East play he had an opportunity to shoot, but by the time he got set, the defense had already closed out... On the defensive end, Jones has a tendency to get lazy. He trails his man off of cuts, screens will reach-in on help defense. It looks as if he wants to conserve his energy for the other end, but he needs to dedicate himself more to defense.
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