Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A New UM Basketball Star In The Making?

The Hurricanes basketball team has been holding some informal scrimmages this summer, and the word on the street is that 5 star, 6"6 small forward DeQuan Jones out of Marietta, Georgia has been all sorts of impressive.'s 5th-rated small forward in the Class of 2008 is already the most athletic player on the Hurricanes roster as a true freshman. If you don't believe me, just enter his name on YouTube. Think a young Josh Smith - someone who does not care if he has to take off from the free throw line to throw down a monstrous dunk over an opponent in his way. Jones is explosive and penetrates to the basket with abandon. There are even rumblings about DeQuan working his way into the starting lineup this season - and this on a team with all of its starters returning and a pre-season #8 ranking according to ESPN's Andy Katz. If Jones doesn't get Canes basketball fans excited, maybe fellow freshman Reggie Johnson will - the 4-star center (measuring in at almost 300 lbs.) breaks backboards.


Christian said...


E.J. said...

Me neither! Canes *anything* season, really. Fall football practice starts in just over 2 weeks!!!