Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne reaches out to Derrick Jones — Cuse Clicks

Jones has plenty of options, including Syracuse

Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne checked in on Derrick Jones, the 6-foot-7, 190-pound junior wing from Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), his father told “He just pretty much filled me in on what’s going on in their program,” Derrick Jones Sr. said. “Just trying to explain more about the program and not the hype of Kentucky. Everyone is picking Kentucky as a one-and-done school and everything and he was just breaking down how serious things are there and how they expect excellence from all their players. Just giving me the whole spiel about the whole thing.”

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]