SAGINAW, Michigan –I feel it appropriate to give the short answer, paying homage to the 5-foot-6 Maurice Jones:
Jones is the best basketball player in Michigan this season and everyone in the gym at Saginaw Arthur Hill on Saturday knows it.
Jones, who will be playing at USC next season, shredded a much larger and more talented Kalamazoo Central squad to the tune of 33 points and 10 assists. No one could come close to covering him or matching his will to lead Arthur Hill to the 7-point win.
And, if you want to know the truth, he made Kalamazoo Central’s stud, Devon Oliver, look really average by comparison. (Oliver doesn’t even look like the best player on his team, though.)
The kid just makes plays. When his team needed a bucket, he always came through. If it needed one player to make it out of a scrum with the ball, he was that player.
He’s my Mr. Basketball.