UVa Eyes Ravenscroft Junior PG

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Madison Jones

Last week, Ravenscroft (Raleigh, N.C.) junior point guard Madison Jones led his team to a 74-44 win over North Raleigh Christian in the TISAC championship game. Tonight, the 6-2, 160-pound prospect will guide the Ravens in the NCISAA state quarterfinals against Providence Day. In the midst of this postseason run, Jones found some time to visit the University of Virginia and watched the Cavaliers defeat arch-rival Virginia Tech last Saturday.

Jones, who is averaging around 14 points, eight assists and four rebounds per game this season, has seen increased interest from the Cavaliers over the course of the past few months.

“Virginia wasn’t really recruiting me as hard as some others, but they came down to see one of my games. I guess they thought I had improved a lot,” Jones said. “They said they were impressed.”

The University of Richmond is currently the only offer for Jones, who is drawing interest from ACC and Big East programs. He now appears to be solidly on the radar of the Virginia coaching staff.

“Coach Bennett said he is going to try to come to a state tournament game,” Jones said. “Coach Williford said he would call as much as he can. Of course, they are going to see me play in the AAU.”

In addition to Virginia, Jones has taken in games at N.C. State, Richmond, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. He left Charlottesville impressed, though, and is highly interested in UVa if an offer comes through.

“I was really liking Virginia this past weekend because of the academics and because of the basketball,” Jones said. “You can be successful either way there. I like Georgetown a lot, too. It’s a Big East school. I’ve started to hear from some Big East schools.”

Jones is eyeing further postseason success as well as a productive season on the AAU circuit, where he likely will play with the CP3 squad. He continues to work to improve