Moving out of state before your senior year to live with your other parent is not often the ideal way to cap a high school basketball career. There’s a new school, a new team, a new home situation, a new reputation to build.
Jones, who last week helped lead the Wolverines to their first Virginia AAA Commonwealth District championship since 1986, had been living in South Carolina with his mother. But the all-state player wanted to move in with his father in Stafford County, and join his sister, Brianna Dotson, at North Stafford, because he thought it would improve his college prospects.
So his mother, Lisa Jones, decided to move back to Northern Virginia, found a new job and settled in Bealeton, where the family had lived previously, about 30 minutes from ex-husband Warren.