Arizona basketball recruiting: 2015 swingman Derrick Jones offered by Wildcats

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The Arizona Wildcats are recruiting Philadelphia swingman Derrick Jones, a five-star prospect for 2015.

Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats have offered 2015 forward Derrick Jones from Archbishop Carroll High School in Philadelphia, according to ZagsBlog.com. The swingman stands 6-foot-6 and just 180 pounds, so that's something that has hampered his ability.

Yet, he's already gained enough momentum to find himself ranked as ESPN's 16th-best prospect as of now. He's already visited Kentucky. Jones' AAU coach, Terrell Myers, told ZagsBlog that there's a lot of talent that's being overlooked.

"He can actually do a lot more than people have seen. When I first saw him in seventh grade, he was a point guard. He doesn't get to show that as much because he's so athletic and people see the athletic plays and they just see that. They don't understand how well he passes the ball, he can shoot the ball."

ESPN's scouting report also mentions a lot of room for growth. Jones relies upon an athleticism to make up for his lack of stretch, and he'll need to focus on working through contact more as his body develops.

The news of Arizona offering Jones may or may not have to do with the 2014 situation. Arizona is still chasing Houston swingman Justise Winslow, and Mater Dei small forward Stanley Johnson is also on deck to visit this very weekend. Both are top-15 prospects for 2014.

If Arizona lands any one of those three over the next few years, they'll be in fine shape to prepare for the departure of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Aaron Gordon or both.

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