East guard Andrew Jones (10) from Irving MacArthur dribbles against the West center Zach Collins from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nev., during the McDonald's All-American boys basketball game, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Chicago. Jones signed his letter of intent with the Longhorns on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

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Texas hoops’ Andrew Jones 29th on ESPN prospect list

Posted April 26th, 2016

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Irving MacArthur's Andrew Jones (10) attempts a layup in a game against Highland Park during the first half of a class 6A first-round playoff game at Lewisville High School in Lewisville on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)
Irving MacArthur’s Andrew Jones (10) attempts a layup in a game against Highland Park during the first half of a class 6A first-round playoff game at Lewisville High School in Lewisville on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

Andrew Jones, a 2016 McDonald’s All-American guard who averaged 30 points last season for Irving MacArthur High School, was ranked the 29th-best prospect in ESPN’s final 2016 player rankings released Tuesday. Jones signed his letter of intent earlier this month and is currently the centerpiece for talented recruiting class heading to Texas.

ESPN’s rankings differ from 247 Sports, who has Jones at 32 in the composite rankings. ESPN has Texas at No. 15 in their recruiting class ranking, the second-best class in the Big 12.

But that number could improve after Isaiah Taylor opted to enter the NBA draft last week, opening up yet another scholarship. Texas had six scholarships to fill before Taylor’s decision with three high school recruits committed and a transfer, Dylan Osetkowski, taking up four spots.

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Jarrett Allen remains the biggest target for Texas. 247 Sports has Allen at 23 on their player list, while ESPN had the 6-foot-9 forward at 15. Texas is favored to land the McDonald’s All-American, but he has yet to give any signals of when and where he’ll commit since last week’s “Jarrett Allen watch” blog post.

247 Sports reported last week that Kansas coach Bill Self and his staff met with Allen in Austin.

 

 

 

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