Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA Midwest player Tyus Jones (5) dribbles the ball against Team Brasil during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tyus Jones cancels Kentucky Wildcats visit this weekend

One of the most sought after recruits for the Class of 2014 has decided that he will no longer visit Lexington this coming weekend. After seeing how things came about with Kentucky landing Tyler Ulis, Tyus Jones made this decision in cancelling his visit. So what does Tyus Jones have planned ahead? Jones got together with Jason Jordan of USA Today:

“My next visit will be to Kansas on Oct. 18.”

Tyus hopes to play with Jahlil Okafor to team up and play college ball together. So canceling his visit with Kentucky could be a negative effect in the recruiting of Jahlil. The two really have a high interest in following one  of the others footsteps. They both intend to make the Kansas trip and will also go together to Duke on Oct. 25-27. Here’s Tyus’s viewpoint about his relationship with Jahlil Okafor in a recent video interview by SNY.tv:

“We’re talking quite often. We have three visits set up at the same time. We’re visiting Baylor, Kansas and Duke together. So talk quite often about it and excited to take our officials and to keep going with the process.”

Jones also puts out that this is sending a message about his intent to play along side with Jahlil Okafor.

“I think it will be good for us,” he said. “I think it just sends a note that we’re serious about it, we’re not just all talk, and it’ll be a good time.”

The news about Tyus’s decision to cancel his visit from Kentucky is understandable. He is looking for a big opportunity of playing time, and he doesn’t think Kentucky can offer him that, due to the recent news about Tyler Ulis committing to the Cats. The thing that can be most costly is the fact that Jahlil Okafor could very well go in the direction of Tyus Jones, which is away from the Kentucky Wildcats. It is very well likely that the Kentucky Wildcats could miss the package of talent. On the good side of things, John Calipari’s recruiting class for 2014 is looking solid and could very well prove to be another top class among the best.


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