Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Mountain Home's Mat Jones
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR basketball prospect is Mountain Home’s Mat Jones.
Size: 6-5, 215 pounds
Interest: Lyons College, North Arkansas College
Stats: As a junior, Jones is averaging 15.8 points. 8.3 rebounds and shooting 63.7 percent from the field. He started as a sophomore and averaged 10.4 points, a team-high 7.2 rebounds and shot a team-high 56.9 percent from the field.
Mountain Home Coach Josh Fulcher:
“He’s just a young bull. He’s strong, bench presses 255, squats 310 and dead lifts 390. He’s athletic, big kid. He can step out. He has range. Our 4 man shoots a lot from the perimeter and he plays the 4 for us. He handles the ball. He can do whatever we want but he’s such a gifted scorer inside and so strong. He plays above the rim. He tore the rim off during a practice."
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