Derrick Jones to play in Rising Stars Challenge on Saturday — Cuse Clicks

Jones has plenty of options, including Syracuse

The Rising Stars Challenge will feature some of the top talent not only in Philadelphia, but nationally on both sides. For Team Philly, Penn State-bound big man Mike Watkins has been impressing on the AAU circuit all summer, as have a host of guards such as his Math, Civics and Sciences teammate Samir Doughty, Constitution’s Kimar Williams and Germantown Academy’s Devon Goodman. They will square off against the Philadelphia All-Stars, headlined by a player some call the most exciting player in his class, Derrick Jones. High-scoring guard Levan Alston and recent St. Joe’s commits Lamarr Kimble and Chris Clover will also appear for the Philadelphia All-Stars.

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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]