Staccato: Recruiting Update

Grad Transfer Kelvin Jones Commits to the Jays

 

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Hard work pays off.  Diligence, persistence, and dogged determination wins the day.  The Creighton coaches have been doin’ work these last 2 months after the season ended to fill the frontcourt holes created by the departures of Sam Froling and Martin Krampelj to the pro ranks.  There efforts bore fruit on Monday when, former Idaho State graduate transfer Kelvin Jones, commited to the Hilltop.  Jones is immediately eligible to play.

https://www.omaha.com/creighton/mens-basketball/creighton-basketball-adds-idaho-state-transfer-kelvin-jones-to-fortify/article_e0f12757-d3a8-5a96-b4f6-159739c1b3fc.html

Creighton adds Idaho State grad transfer Kelvin Jones to bolster front court for next season

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photo:  UTEP Basketbaall

According to columnist Jeff Goodman, Jones had interest from Virginia Tech, Oregon, Arkansas, Georgia, Washington State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Boise State, St. John’s, and DePaul.  Kelvin had previously visited VT.  He cancelled other planned visits and commited 1 day after visiting Creighton.

The 6-11/230lb senior is a rugged interior presence.  He averaged 9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, and shot 55.3% from the field in 29 games last season with the Bengals.  IMHO Kelvin seems to have a fire burning within and still untapped potentials to his game.  Fortunately, in joining the Jays, that potential can be tapped by our coaches and our system.

Coach Huss gave me a phone call — and I can tell you right off the bat that I have never been so excited after talking to coach and hearing his spiel about the campus and their situation,” Jones said. “Right from the get go I was excited to go check it out.

Once we went to check it out it was a whole other deal seeing that place.

He followed his instincts and chose the right school to finish his collegiate career.

For my senior year I just wanted to go somewhere like Creighton where the fans are all about the team and all about winning. That’s all this final year is about.

Welcome to the Hilltop Kelvin.

 

Lok Wur update:  Lok has cut his list to 5 schools – TAMU, Oregon, Hawaii, Creighton, & Virginia Tech.

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Big thank u to all 34 college programs(juco-D1) for believing in me and offering me a scholarship. I will now put my focus on these 5 programs moving forward

2020 Ryan Kalkbrenner Update:  Ryan revisited U of Illinois after visiting Creighton.  He has an official visit to Stanford this week.  Looks as if he’s knocking down his visits for a November decision.
2020 Kiyron Powell Update:  No news as of yet.

 

 

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