Mark Turgeon's efforts to strengthen his backcourt took him to Raleigh, N.C., last week, when he dropped in on Ravenscroft School senior Madison Jones.
InsideMDSports.com caught up briefly with Jones, a 6-foot-1, 170-point guard who recently helped his school to its first state title in 32 years.
"He said he really likes my game and I will be hearing from him this week," said Jones, who scored a team-high 22 points in his team's NCISAA 3A championship win over Greensboro Day School.
Jones, a slight but speedy lead guard who can score from the perimeter and going to the hoop, passed on the early signing period in hopes of attracting attention from more schools. So far, Seton Hall and Richmond have offered while Maryland, Virginia and others have been taking a look.
"I'm looking at education, style of play and how the coach interacts with the player," he said.
Jones took an official visit to Richmond last weekend and said he'll "most likely" visit Maryland as well.
If Jones visits, it's likely he'd do so next week; Ravenscroft is slated to play at the ESPNHS National High School Invitational at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda beginning next Thursday.
Asked about his level of interest in Maryland, he said, "I'm very interested."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun