June 19, 2007

The Curious Case Of Anthony Jones

Apparently over the weekend five-star basketball recruit Anthony Jones committed to Texas A&M. The Horns didn't recruit Jones hard and he represented a coup for the Aggies. Then the story got strange.

Jones decommitted ($$$) yesterday, with his mom saying he was coerced into signing with A&M. The story, according to a very knowledgeable poster at HornFans is:

The mom wasn't pushing him anywhere. Anthony Jones got hooked up with some shady characters who are in a position you'd normally look to for advice and counselling. They took Jones on an unscheduled visit to College Station --- Jones had committed to participating in Baylor's Elite Camp --- and basically kept him there until he committed. Anthony's Mom had every right to be pissed off. This isn't a parent with an agenda, at least none that is clear at this point. This is a parent rightfully upset that her son was maneuvered in a way where it seemed he had no choice regarding his decision.

You can read the full account here. All we have to say is 'wow'! We aren't sure how this situation will end but it is a welcome entertaining respite from offseason boredom.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Sounds an awful lot like pi lam rush...