Derrick Jones is explosive, strong and has added a consistent jump shot to his game and is a defensive force. The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Archbishop Carroll (Radnor, Pa.) junior shooting guard is rapidly being considered one of the best players in the country. He’s backed it up by showing an explosive improvement this summer. He already has the attention of Philadelphia’s venerable Big 5 (Temple, Villanova, St. Joseph’s, Penn and La Salle), and now the big-times, like Kentucky coach John Calipari, are calling. The two-year starter will return as possibly the best player in the southeastern Pennsylvania area, one of the prime pools of basketball talent in the country (producing Kobe Bryant, Jameer Nelson and Tyreke Evans), along with Neuman-Goretti’s Ja’Quan Newton.
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