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Former Patrick Henry standout Cam Jones (25), now a sophomore at Brunswick County Community College, has committed to Radford University.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Then-Massanutten Military Academy basketball coach Chad Myers thought that Cam Jones would be a good recruit for Radford University in 2012 and hasn’t changed his thinking.
Jones, a one-time Patrick Henry standout who is a sophomore at Brunswick County Community College, committed to the Highlanders this past weekend.
“I think he was very under-recruited because he’d never been seen, never really played in anything,” said Myers, who now stages camps for the Hoop Group in Neptune, N.J. “In my honest opinion, I think he has a chance to help [the Highlanders] right away.”
“He can score and he’s really athletic and can defend a couple of positions. He had multiple games where he had five or six threes for me.”
Jones, a 6-foot-3 1⁄2 guard, was named second-team All-Timesland in 2011 as a senior at Patrick Henry, where he averaged 16.2 points and led the Patriots to the Northwest Region semifinals.
Jones originally signed with Kennesaw (Ga.) State during a postgraduate year at Massanutten but ended up going to junior college.
Brunswick County, located in the Wilmington, N.C., suburb of Bolivia, finished 21-11 last season.
Jahlil Okafor, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound center from Chicago who is rated the nation’s No. 1 prospect by rivals.com, will be at Duke this weekend after taking official visits to Baylor, Kentucky, Arizona and Kansas. Okafor’s schoolboy rival, Jabari Parker, is a freshman for the Blue Devils.
Also visiting Duke this weekend is the No. 5 player on the rivals.com list, guard Tyus Jones from Apple Valley, Minn. Jones was at Baylor and Kansas at the same time as Okafor and also paid a visit to Kentucky, but on a different weekend.
Around the ACC
Anthony Boone, who passed for a career-high 358 yards and three touchdowns in Duke’s 35-7 victory over visiting Navy, was not informed that he was starting until 30 minutes before game time, when it was determined that Brandon Connette was a no-go due to an ankle injury.
Boone, who was playing for the first time since breaking his collarbone on Sept. 7 at Memphis, has been announced as the starter for the Blue Devils’ game Saturday at Virginia.
Michael Strauss, who did not see action in two seasons at Virginia, set University of Richmond records for completions (41) and attempts (64) in a 38-31 loss Saturday at James Madison. Strauss passed for 423, the second-highest total in UR history, on a day when another ex-Cavalier, Quintin Hunter, caught a touchdown pass for the Dukes.
UVa’s unbeaten and top-ranked women’s soccer team will be without 2012 ACC tournament MVP Morgan Brian when the Cavaliers visit No. 4 North Carolina for a 1 p.m. Sunday match-up. Brian and UNC midfielder Crystal Dunn, winner of the 2012 Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top college player, will join the U.S. Women’s National Team for a “friendly” against Australia.
“I wouldn’t have taken one without the other,” said U.S. women’s national team Tom Sermanni, who reached agreement with the UVa and UNC coaches in a teleconference.
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