Rick Pitino isn’t comfortable putting the ball in the hands of a high school point guard

Rick PitinoJunior-college point guard Chris Jones made an official visit to the this weekend.  Jones, the 5-foot-11 sophomore for Northwest State College, returned from on Sunday afternoon – his third consecutive weekend trip, following visits to State and Baylor.  Asked in a phone interview where the U of L visit ranked, he said, “The best one so far. Everyone will see probably tomorrow.”  Jones is thought likely to be U of L coach ’s top target as the Cards seek a 2013 replacement for senior point guard Peyton Siva.  “He feels more comfortable putting the ball in my hand than a high school point guard, and that’s why he’s not any more high school point guards,” Jones said.   Nice Rick.  That comment should go over well with high school recruits.


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