One of the most highly anticipated decisions on the college basketball recruiting trail happened today as Seward County Saints point guard and NJCAA All-American made it official that he will be a Kansas State Wildcat next season. Jones who was heavily recruiting by major Division 1 teams from every conference coast to coast this season eventually decided to stay in Kansas and play for the ‘Cats over South Florida, Arizona State, and Houston.

He said after Wednesday’s signing “it was an easy decision. The coaches, players, and everyone else associated with Kansas State made me feel welcome from the start. Their system fits me well and I am looking forward to playing for Coach Martin in Manhattan next season.” Jones was the Jayhawk West MVP this season after averaging nearly 19 points and 5 assists per game for the conference champion Saints who finished just one game short of the NJCAA National Tournament. He joins a Kansas State team that is coming off of a 24-11 season and their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2010-2011. The Wildcats didn’t have too many holes to fill for the upcoming year but the hole that did need plugged was at the guard position where Kansas State looks to move on from the Jacob Pullen era. Jones understands the pressure that will be put on him coming into the 2011-2012 season with Pullen gone but says “I am just going to go in there and work hard and see what happens. I feel like the coaches have confidence in me as a player but I also respect the fact that they have been honest with me since day one about the things that I do need to improve on.” In his only year in green and white Jones leaves with his name in the record books in three different single season categories.