BREAKDOWN: Bryce Jones, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound freshman guard, is a very athletic player at both ends of the court and has an uncanny ability to finish at the rim and score in transition. He is a rare talent who proved effective in every aspect of the game while in high school.
HIGH SCHOOL: Jones averaged 16.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals and made 56.8 percent of his shots in leading Taft High to the Los Angeles City Section final and the third round of the Division I state playoffs. Jones also made 49.3 percent of his three-point attempts (33-for-67). Perhaps his biggest three-pointer was a 24-footer at the buzzer to lift Taft to a 66-63 victory over Leuzinger in the second round of the California state playoffs. In the 70-60 loss to Westchester in the City Finals held at the Galen Center, Jones poured in a season-best 29 points and matched a season high by grabbing 12 rebounds. He scored 25 or more points six times in 30 games and reached double figures in points in all but two games. Jones had six double-figure rebound games and finished with five double-doubles during his senior season. He was selected to the Long Beach Press Telegram's Best in the West First Team and Frank Burlison wrote, "Jones will prove to be the best player in the Southland senior class." ESPN evaluators say Jones has the potential to be the best wing-type player on the West Coast. MaxPreps ranked Jones as the No. 36 player overall in the 2010 recruiting class. He was also ranked as the No. 27 shooting guard in the class by ESPNU and the No. 69 player overall by Scout.com. Jones was named the Los Angeles Daily News 2010 All-Area Player of the Year. He also was named the CIF Los Angeles City Section John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award winner. Jones sat out of varsity competition his junior season after transferring from View Park Prep of Los Angeles to Taft. Jones led View Park Prep to the City Section small schools championship as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Jones was born on August 21, 1992.