College Basketball Recruiting: 2014 Top Recruit Tyus Jones Cuts List to 8

Andrew Doughty@adoughty88Correspondent IINovember 4, 2012

Following the re-classification of Andrew Wiggins to 2013, the new No. 1 recruit in the class of 2014 became the electric Minnesota point guard Tyus Jones. 

Jones, a 6'1" efficient scorer with lightning quick speed, has narrowed his list of possible suitors to eight via his Twitter account: Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and North Carolina. 

None of the eight programs are a surprise as each coach has kept a close eye on Jones since he was a phenom eighth-grader dominating varsity opponents.

With a mature floor presence and disciplined understanding of passing lanes, he is the most impressive point guard recruit since former Kentucky star John Wall and would be the ultimate supplement to any of those programs.  As he prepares for his junior campaign at Apple Valley High School, it is unlikely he will announce a decision before next fall when he likely will begin official visits.

Minnesota rarely produces elite hoops recruits but has two in the Top 10 with Jones from Apple Valley and Rashad Vaughn, a 6'4" shooting guard from Robbinsdale Cooper. 

While both players are considering a handful of the same schools, Jones has expressed more interest in playing with another elite 2014 recruit: Jahlil Okafor. They were teammates on the 2012 United States U-17 team and have repeatedly stated they are considering playing together in college.