Very talented newcomer who will add depth and talent to the Tigers' backcourt ... one of two Delaware natives on the Tiger roster ... mature player with plenty of ability ... hard worker with the potential to be a very good defensive player ... third high-profile player from Sanford School to attend Towson, joining Lewis Waller, '91 and Ralph Blalock, '96.
AT SANFORD SCHOOL: Named as Delaware State Player of the Year as a senior ... played at Sanford as a junior and senior, helping the Warriors win back-to-back state championships ... led the Warriors to a two-year record of 45-3 ... attended Paul VI H.S. in Virginia as a sophomore and played for another state championship team ... averaged 15.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as a junior, helping Sanford win the state title ... averaged 18.0 points and 8.1 rebounds during his senior year ... named first team All-State as a senior ... a McDonald's All-American nominee ... hit game-winning three-point basket at the buzzer in 60-58 state championship game victory over Red Lion in a game played at the University of Delaware ... played in the Blue-Gold All-Star game ... second-ranked player in the state according to Premo Hoops Recruiting.
BACKGROUND: Has one older brother and one older sister ... older brother, Jeff, played basketball at Rider ... career goal is working with computers ... lists father as the person he admiresz the most ... hobbies include golf ... favorite athlete is LeBron James ... dedicated fan of the Miami Heat ... favorite video game is NBA 2K11 ... enjoys watching reruns of the television show, "Martin" ... favorite actor is Zach Galifianakis ... favorite actress is Megan Fox ... enjoys listening to music by Wale ... most memorable experience was hitting game-winning three-pointer in state championship game ... born on January 4, 1993 in Chester, Pa. ... son of Jeff Jones Senior and Jovon Jones ... father is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne who works as a sales representative ... mother is a graduate of Cheyney State ... major is undeclared.
COACH PAT SKERRY ON DEON -"Deon is a long wing and a very good athlete. He's a good open court player. We believe he has a chance to be a very good player for us."