Maurice Jones scores 29 in USC win over Santa Clara

GLH’s pick for Michigan Mr. Basketball last season, Maurice Jones, looks like a stud just two games into his college career. On Monday night, the pint-sized freshman lit up Santa Clara for 29 points and five assists in the Trojans’ 86-73 win. And, much like his days at Arthur Hill, Jones never left the floor.

Jones also had 13 points in the season opener versus UC-Irvine.

I remember sitting with a D-II assistant at a game in Flint a couple years ago talking about Pookie’s potential. I asked something like: “Do you honestly think he can do anything in the PAC-10 at his size?” He didn’t hesitate: “Yep.”

Once Pookie was a senior, I agreed wholeheartedly. He’s just that good.

We never should have let him get out of Michigan.