At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Arrington Jones of Winston-Salem Christian.
We’ve seen Jones countless times over the years, including at our NC Phenom 150 Camp, where we stated, “Continuing onto a player that was quite possibly the best two-way leader in attendance, Arrington Jones. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with a phenomenal balance between defense, playmaking, and three-level scoring. Jones communicates and is incredibly unselfish in his offensive approach, but knows how to actively take advantage of scoring opportunities from all over the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him an even more physical defender and rebounder. Coach Padgett on Jones: “Arrington is a beast on the court. He is an amazing player and will be a great college player. Arrington can dribble with both hands and can truly finish at the rim on any defender. He is also a great teammate and loves his surrounding teammates. Arrington moves without the basketball very well and has a high IQ for the game. He’s a great kid to have on any team.” Jones was phenomenal throughout camp, securing the Mr. Playmaker award with relative ease, and should emerge as a leader during the upcoming season at Winston-Salem Christian.”
Since then, Jones has only continued to shine as a leader for Winston-Salem Christian’s regional roster. He’s a smart, balanced point guard prospect with playmaking skills and the ability to score from all levels. Jones understands how to stand out as a communicator and leader by example without ever needing to force the action. He’s a scrappy defender with quickness, toughness, and the ability to outwork his assignment on both ends of the floor. Jones brings a lot to a team, both on and off the floor, and should have opportunities to further his career at the next level.