JC Point Guard Commits To UCLA
By Bruin Basketball Report
According to ESPN, UCLA has received a commitment from junior college point guard Lazeric Jones to play next season in Westwood.
The 6'2 200 lb powerfully built point guard is considered by many to be the top junior college point guard in the nation. He currently plays for John A. Logan Junior College in Illinois.
Lazeric Jones is averaging 12.6 points on 52% FG shooting and 5.0 assists in 11 games this season. Last year he averaged 9 points, 3.0 assists, and 3.1 steals per contest in 25 games. He also shoots 85% from the free throw line.
Jones gives the Bruins desperately needed depth at point guard, a key position at which they've struggled to find consistency this year from sophomore Jerime Anderson.
Jones played on the same high school team at Simeon Career Academy as Derrick Rose.
In addition to UCLA, Jones was being pursued by other Division I basketball programs including Arizona, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.