On Monday, Oregon State added another target to their 2018 recruiting class, when they offered a scholarship to College of Southern Idaho guard and Portland native, Charles Jones Jr.. The Golden Eagles stand-out joins California big man Amadou Sow, Washington swingman Emmitt Matthews Jr. and New York wing Jared Rhoden as the main targets of the Beavers staff for 2018 recruiting class, at the moment.
Jones Jr., was a third-team All-America selection last season at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), where he posted averages of 15.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. The 6’ 2”, 200-pound guard led the Golden Eagles to a 27-7 campaign that ended in the opening round of the NJCAA National Tournament to Northern Oklahoma-Enid. Jones Jr. was also a Region 18 first-team selection, as he helped CSI to both Region and District championships.
A hot rising prospect, Jones Jr. has added a handful of offers over the last few days, including ones from Pittsburgh, Utah and Utah State. Those scholarships will add to a bigger list for Jones Jr. that already includes the likes of Florida Gulf Coast, Oral Roberts, Portland State, Southern Utah and UC-Santa Barbara. Jones Jr. can be described as a steady and consistent knockdown perimeter shooter, who is also deceptively athletic and can break opponents down off the dribble.
The Beavers currently only have one commit for the 2018 recruiting class in California seven-footer, Jack Wilson. Oregon State is expected to lose three scholarship players at the end of the 2017-2018 campaign, when former JUCO guard Ronnie Stacy, UMASS graduate transfer Seth Berger and graduate student Cheikh N’diaye all depart campus.