San Diego State scored their second pledge in the 2015 recruiting cycle, and both pledges hail from the Southern California area. 6′-9″ Brodricks Jones of Lawndale (CA) made a commitment on Thursday, joining Damien (CA) shooting guard Jeremy Hemsley in the class for San Diego State.
Unlike Hemsley, a top-100 prospect who could contribute early, Jones is a long-term play in being added to the Aztecs’ roster. While he is long and athletic, he’s not overly skilled, though he reportedly drew reviews as being improved when evaluated during July’s live period.
Jones played at three high schools during his first three years, and is expected to play his second season at Lawndale as a senior. He carries around 200 pounds on his frame, and is active and can jump. Those traits give the Aztecs’ coaching staff plenty to work with, though production on the court probably shouldn’t be expected for awhile from Jones.
Many high-major programs reportedly tendered scholarship offers to Jones, including Memphis, Arizona State and Kansas State recently. Jones played for a strong California Supreme squad on the grassroots circuit.
Instead of taking one of those tenders, Jones will be close to home as he spends time on the hardwood developing with an eye on making a future impact.