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Marion Indiana Standout Reggie Jones Signs with Western Michigan Men's Basketball

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 04/14/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan men's basketball program and head coach Steve Hawkins have announced the signing of Reggie Jones. Jones has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Western Michigan.

Jones is a 6-5, 180-pound forward from Marion High School in Marion, Ind., and is ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 10 player in the state of Indiana by ESPN recruiting sites.

As a senior, Jones averaged 16.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.1 steals per game. He completes a five-man recruiting class established by Hawkins, joining previous signees; 6-6 Adida Ikongshul (Madison, Ind./Nigeria), 6-8 Brandon Johnson (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South), 6-4 Jared Printy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) and 5-11 Jarrin Randall (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park).

"We are very excited to welcome Reggie to our Bronco basketball family, we think he is perfect fit both on the floor and off the floor at Western Michigan," Hawkins said. "He is capable of playing more than one position, suiting up at anywhere from a one guard to a four."

"Reggie brings us exceptional athleticism and is a big-time athlete with a college-ready body that will immediately have an impact in our system. He comes from a winning program and will help us win at Western Michigan."

As a senior this past year, Jones helped lead Marion to a record-tying eighth Class 3A Indiana state championship. In the title game, Jones hit seven of his final 10 shots and all 10 of his free throws, scoring 19 of his 25 points in the second half. He also grabbed eight rebounds and had four assists. Jones averaged 18.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.4 steals during the Giants’ run to the state championship.

An IBCA/Subway Senior Large School All-State Team selection, Jones was named the Chronicle-Tribune’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year, as well as one of the Top 60 senior boys’ basketball players by Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

Jones started his high school career at Richmond High School before transferring to Marion for his sophomore year. Jones has been regarded as a college prospect since he began high school.

Western Michigan returns nine players from its 2015-16 roster including All-MAC selection and leading scorer, point guard Thomas Wilder, as well as four of its five starting players. The Broncos have won seven Mid-American Conference West Division titles under Hawkins, as well as two MAC regular-season and tournament championships in Hawkins' 13-year tenure.


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