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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: 2014 PG Tyus Jones Receives an Offer

Just a quick follow-up to the news earlier this week that Cliff Alexander, a 2014 prospect, had picked up an official verbal offer from the Wildcats. It appears that Alexander is not the only one that received good news from Big Blue recently.

2014 point guard Tyus Jones, considered by many to be the top point guard prospect in the 2014 class, also received a call and an offer from Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Jones, who is from Minnesota (Apple Valley High School), has not been heavily recruited by the Wildcats to-date. Instead, Kentucky has focused its efforts on Emmanuel Mudiay, a five-star point guard out of Texas, and JaQuan Lyle, a top 25 point guard from Illinois.

With the news that Jones has received an offer, it appears that Calipari is casting a wide net when it comes to recruiting the 2014 point guards. Jones will be a tough get: he has been heavily recruited by Duke, Ohio State, Michigan State, and hometown Minnesota, amongst others. He has also expressed interest in playing with fellow 2014 prospects Jahlil Okafor and Theo Pinson. Both are on Kentucky's big board, but don't appear high priority right now. That said, it doesn't hurt to try and Jones is plenty talented enough to warrant a Kentucky offer.

Jones is currently participating in the Nike EYBL Peach Jam this week, with Kentucky's coaches in attendance to see him (and many other top prospects).