Elston Jones is a 6-9 center from Goodyear, Ariz., where he was a four-year letterwinner at Millenium High School. He only played in seven games due to injury in his senior season, but was an honorable mention all-state selection and an all-region honoree as a junior and was a Top 10 Arizona award winner.
"We are very excited about Elston joining our program. We are getting a quality young man from a great family, who has all the tools to be successful at the Division I level," Morrill said. "Elston is a versatile big man who can score at the block, face up on the perimeter and has excellent passing skills. He knows how important size players are in our system and wants to be coached to reach his potential."
Jones averaged 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks per game during his career at Millenium HS, posting 17 double-doubles and three triple-doubles during his junior season in helping the Tigers reach the Elite 8 of the Arizona 5A Division I State Tournament. As a freshman, he was a first-team all-Freshman Division I award winner. Jones was named to the first-team of the Dan Marjle Desert Classic, as well as a first-team honoree at the Hobbs Holiday Tournament. He was invited to the All-Academic All-Star Game and the Pangos All-American Camp.
Elston Jones, Jr., is the son of Sharon and Elston Jones, Sr., and intends on majoring in communication studies at USU.