It's impossible to get very far in the discussion of the nation's top junior college players without mentioning Northwest Florida's Chris Jones.
Actually, the Memphis native who originally committed to Tennessee as the No. 47 player in the class of 2011 just might be the best of them all.
Friday night, the powerful 5-foot-11 point guard cut his list of finalists.
"Chris cut it down to five schools tonight," said Northwest Florida coach Steve Forbes. "He's down to Baylor, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Florida State and Kansas."
According to Forbes, the four-star point guard also has his visits set up.
He'll start off his trips by checking out Baylor over Labor Day weekend. From then, he'll take visits to OSU, Louisville and FSU to finish out the month of September. Then in October, Jones will make a mid month visit to Kansas for their season opening Late Night festivities.
Powerful, quick and confident, Jones is a scoring point guard who plays a game similar to that of former All-American Sherron Collins.
A first team NJCAA All-American as a freshman, Jones put up 18 points, 4.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game while leading Northwest Florida State to a runner up finish in the NJCAA national tournament.