2018 Combo Guard Myreon Jones to Visit Penn State

By Dan Smith on May 1, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Penn State Recruit Myreon Jones
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Myreon Jones, a 2018 combo guard recruit from Georgia, will visit Penn State according to Jonah Jordan of 247 Sports.

Jones is a high 3-star or 4-star recruit depending on what service you look at. The 247 Composite Ranking has him as a high 3-star, ranked 169th overall in the class of 2018. 

Before the firing of Tubby Smith, Jones was committed to Memphis. He decommitted in the wake of Smith's exit, and has not recommitted under the new regime of Penny Hardaway. Penn State offered him a scholarship in mid-April, shortly before Jones also received interest from Georgia Tech and UMass.

With grad transfer target Joe Cremo seemingly drawing interest from big time programs, it looks like Penn State will not round out their 2018-19 roster via the grad transfer market as they first hoped. Michael Finke already committed to transfer to Grand Canyon, and Penn State has only one scholarship open after the commitment of sophomore transfer Izaiah Brockington from St. Bonaventure's.

Jones has the potential to be a nice pickup, albeit one that would leave Penn State with a very young backcourt in 2018-19. The departures of Tony Carr, Shep Garner, and Nazeer Bostick mean that sophomore Jamari Wheeler and freshman Rasir Bolton will be the only point guards on the roster. Senior Josh Reaves and freshman Myles Dread figure to be big factors, but they will play on the wing.

A combo guard like Jones would bring a lot more flexibility to the lineup, along with what appears to be a talented overall game. Jones has generated a lot of buzz on the EYBL circuit, and 247's inhouse rankings have him in the top 100 nationally in the class of 2018. Penn State is trying to take advantage of a late decommitment, an open scholarship, and plenty of available playing time.