Updated as of 2/2/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Handles the ball well
Solid rebounder for his size
Adequate defensive player
Has very good intangibles
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Has missed time due to a wrist fracture
Has missed considerable time due to serious health concerns
Andrew Jones is an athletic, combo guard that can score the basketball in a variety of ways. Prior to his battles with leukemia, he was a promising prospect that had the physical profile to end up being a versatile role player at the next level, and he also showed solid defensive skills and tenacity that enabled him to succeed on that end of the floor.
He was out for most of his sophomore season as he was battling leukemia, and he’s struggled to fully recover, which his health battles has limited him to playing in two games during the 2018-19 season.
Jones is a talented player that had first round talent prior to his health struggles, and he has the ability to excel in college if he can return to top form. He played well during the 2019-20 season, and he put forth some very good performances last year.
After a lengthy battle with leukemia, Jones was able to make a full recovery, and he managed to score 20 points in his team’s win over Northern Colorado during the 2019-20 season. This season, Jones has not quite played as well as he did when he was a redshirt sophomore, but he has shown some promise at times, though he still may have a long road ahead of him in his journey to the NBA.
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