Apr 7, 2012
Ravenscroft senior Madison Jones has verbally committed to play basketball at Wake Forest University, his head coach Kevin Billerman confirmed Saturday morning.
The standout point guard committed to head coach Jeff Bzdelik Saturday after taking an official visit to the Wake Forest campus Thursday. He will sign his National Letter of Intent at noon in the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Room at Ravenscroft High School.
“Wake Forest has outstanding coaches who can help me develop as a player, and Wake Forest offers a great education,” said Jones. “I’m excited about the future of the program and I really like that Wake Forest reminds me of a bigger version of Ravenscroft. I feel like I’ll fit in perfectly. This has been something I’ve dreamed of and it’s the best possible way to end an incredible senior year.”
One of the top unsigned players in the class of 2012, Jones led Ravenscroft to its first state title in 32 years in late February when he scored 22 points to help the Ravens take down Greensboro Day 64-52. In December, Jones was a key contributor in Ravenscroft's run to a second consecutive HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational crown. He scored 12 points in the championship game Dec. 31, 2011 to help the Ravens take down High Point Wesleyan in the Summit Hospitality championship game.
Jones ranks eighth all-time in career scoring at Ravenscroft with 1,123 points. He also passed the 400 career assist mark earlier this season. As a senior he averaged 14.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.1 steals per game.
“I am extremely happy for Madison,” said Billerman. “He had a state championship senior year which led to advanced recruitment. His leadership at the point guard position has been exemplary and the entire Ravenscroft basketball family wishes him the best of luck at Wake Forest University.”
Jones was also being pursued by Maryland and Richmond after receiving early offers from Seton Hall, Georgia Southern, East Carolina and North Carolina Central.