So Brodricks Jones arrived in El Paso last night for his official visit, and UTEP fans made sure he left El Paso as an official UTEP Miner.
This was the scene last night at the El Paso International Airport.
UTEP's faithful student section appeared to do all the early work once he arrived as Jones announced his intent to sign with UTEP this afternoon.
I am signing with The University of Texas at El Paso! #UTEP Very blessed and fortunate— Brodricks Jones (@brodricksjones3) August 2, 2015
The consensus four-star, 6'9, 190 pound forward from Los Angeles was rated the number 102 player in the class of 2015 by Rivals, and was scheduled to visit Memphis and Providence after being released from a previously signed LOI with San Diego State. He will be immediately eligible for the 2015-16 season.
Jones fills an immediate front court need with Matt Willms being lost for the season while recovering from surgery, he is expected to sign his LOI for 2015 before he leaves El Paso.
It was a roller coaster of emotions, and expectations for the 2015-16 season this week for UTEP fans, but Jones finalizes a now full roster that will have the task of gelling together chemistry, and roles with the start of fall practice just two months away.
What national recruiting analysis say about Brodricks Jones:
ESPN: "Jones has a tremendous frame with very long arms and he is quite explosive. He runs like a deer in transition and is a very fluid athlete with great feet and outstanding athleticism overall. He can score with dunks in transition, put-backs, and an occasional drop-step move. In addition, he can step out and hit elbow jump shots and his shot is smooth. He gets most of his points off of put-backs and finishing in transition (runs like a deer). Defensively, he has excellent timing as a shot blocker and due to his length he can alter shots as well."
Scout: "Jones is already very mobile and athletic for his size and is still expected to grow a couple more inches. Jones is very long, has good hands, a nice face-up game, is good on the offensive glass and while strength is currently an issue, when he hits his final height and gets stronger, he should be a very good player."
Rivals: "Jones is a thin big man who is developing as a shot blocker/rebounder and runs the floor incredibly well. He shows flashes on offense but is still more potential than production at this stage in his development."