Now he’s working on his Texas Titans teammate Julius Randle to join him in 2013.
“I’d probably tell him, since it’s our last year together playing AAU, ‘J, I know you are going to miss me. But if you come to Duke, you don’t have to, we’ll be right there together,'” Jones told Harrison Sanford of FiveStarBasketball.com.
The 6-foot- 8 Randle still has a long list that also includes Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Baylor and others. But he admits Duke figures prominently.
“If I don’t go to Duke, I know I’m going to miss that kid man,” added Randle, the No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2013. “At the end, I just have to make the decision that’s best for me.”
He added: “Duke, pretty much, that’s a great school, great tradition. They have one of the best coaches ever … There is a high chance I might go to Duke. I’m looking everywhere, I’m wide open.”