Missouri Basketball: PF Torren Jones Picks the Tigers

Jon HancockSenior Analyst IOctober 21, 2012

Picture via 247Sports.com
Picture via 247Sports.com

Torren Jones, a 6'8" power forward from La Porte, IN., committed to the Missouri Tigers Sunday, according to Josh Paunil of NationalRecrutingSpotlight.com.

“I feel like coach [Frank] Haith is a great coach,” Jones told Paunil. “He has helped me a lot on and off the court with life and as a man. It’s a great college town and a great atmosphere.”

Jones picked Missouri over Arizona, Texas, Marquette, Oregon, Washington State, Miami and several other Division-I schools.

The 4-star prospect is considered the 21st-best power forward and the 92nd-best player in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com.

Scout.com says of Jones:

Jones is currently a work in progress with his skills. He has the natural size and strength to be a high level producer down low, and his touch is fairly good as well. Still he only rebounds in his area, and doesn't attack the glass like his body indicates he should. Also he can struggle to score with his back to the basket. The natural ability is there, but he is still trying to find his game.

Last year he played at Basha High School in Arizona, he transferred to La Lumiere School in Indiana over the summer. As a junior at Basha he averaged 19.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.

Jones is Missouri head coach Frank Haith's second 2013 commitment of the week, 4-star power forward Johnathan Williams III committed to the Tigers last Thursday. Haith also has a commitment from 4-star point guard Wesley Clark and Travis Jorgenson. All four of Missouri commits are ranked in the top-150 prospects in the 2013 class.

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