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Player Profile: Madison Jones

We continue our season preview with a look at Madison Jones.

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Madison Jones is a 6'1" 165-pound junior out of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jones is a former 3-star prospect, who chose Wake Forest over Richmond. Last year Jones played 21 minutes per game, while averaging 3.3 points, 2.8 assists, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.2 turnovers. He shot 44% on 2 point field goals (33-75), 40% of 3 point field goals (2-5) and 49% from the foul line (36-73). For the advanced metrics guys out there, that translates into an offensive rating of 77.0, which is well below average.

As made evident by the stats above, Jones is not a gifted offensive player. He's a poor shooter, and that really limits his effectiveness when Wake gets in half court sets-especially against zone defenses. Fortunately for Madison, new head coach Danny Manning wants to play at a faster tempo, which should utilize Jones' speed and passing ability.

Jones, however, is a good defender, and had the 106th best steal rate in the country last season. Manning wants to play a pressure defense, which should allow Madison to force some turnovers and get Wake into transition opportunities.

Madison is involved in the log jam and mystery that is the Wake Forest back court. We know that junior Codi Miller-McIntyre will be starting, but we do not know if it will be at the 1 or the 2. If Codi plays the 2 guard, then Madison may be the starting point guard at the start of the season. We'll know more on November 7th, when the Deacs have their exhibition game against Young Harris.