Getting to know four-star Illini signee Tevian Jones


When four-star wing Tevian Jones signed with Illinois, it added another nationally ranked piece to an Illini recruiting class that already included five-star Chicago point guard Ayo Dosunmu and a handful of diamonds in the rough. Jones, who is a senior at Culver City High (Calif.), is between 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-7, has a strong outside shot and elite leaping ability. He's ranked No. 112 in the nation according to 247Sports' composite metric and chose Illinois over a list that included Arizona, Nevada, UNLV, San Diego State and California.

What put Illinois ahead of that tradition-rich group of schools? What did the Illini staff do to make an impression on Jones? What will he major in? What is his message to the other top recruits Illinois is targeting?

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