Jones a 6 foot 6, 185 pound forward from Clark High School in Las Vegas verbally committed to Wyoming during his visit on Wednesday.
Alongside elite defense and rebounding, Jones also has the ability to score. He averaged 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as a junior, leading his team to a 29 3 record and a birth in the state championship game.
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It only took one visit to Laramie to convince Diontae Jones to stay.
Las Vegas forward Diontae Jones commits to Wyoming men's basketball team
"He's always in the right position defensively and that will lend itself well to the way Wyoming plays because they play such great team defense," Beeten said. "He's just a tremendous rebounder, specifically defensively."
In a little less than a year, the little brother will join his new team in Laramie. Beeten said while he expects Jones to make a fluid transition on the court, Wyoming's fans can also expect the high school senior to represent the university and the state in a positive way.
Ranked the best player in the state of Nevada by 247 Sports and third by ESPN, the senior said what first attracted him to Wyoming was the Cowboys' style of play.
His coach, Chad Beeten, acknowledges that Jones isn't the tallest or biggest guy at his position. His mentality and knowledge of the game, though, allows him to overcome that and have success.
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"I do the things other players don't do," he said.
Beeten compared Jones to Colorado State forward Pierce Hornung, a player that can contribute in multiple ways and serves as the "glue guy" for his team. He has also known Wyoming coaches Larry Shyatt and Scott Duncan for years, and he says there will be a perfect marriage between Jones' game and their style of play.
"Wyoming is a very defensive minded team, and I'm a defensive player," Jones said Thursday night. "So it works."
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Jones visited Wyoming for the first time this week, and he had a chance to tour the campus and meet the entire team. After a short time talking with the current Cowboys, he said that he knew he'd be a fit on Nike Air Force 1 Womens Price their team and in their family.
I clicked with most were Charles Hankerson Jr. and Trey (Washington). I also had a nice conversation with Larry (Nance Jr.)," Jones said. "They took me in as a little brother from the start."
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"He comes from a great family. They're tough on him, and they make sure he does what he needs to do academically, socially the whole nine yards," Beeten said. "I think he's going to be a tremendous member of the team, the school and the community.
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