Northwestern basketball has added its second walk-on in 48 hours, with DeLaSalle High School point guard Samm Jones announcing his decision to join Northwestern late last night. Jones announced his decision through his Twitter account.
Jones will join Tino Malnati and Charlie Hall as Northwestern basketball's walk-ons. Jones played point guard and shooting guard at DeLaSalle High School, a private school in Minneapolis. MaxPreps lists him at 6 feet and 185 pounds.
DeLaSalle is ranked as the sixth-best high school team in Minnesota and Jones was on DeLaSalle's Class AAA championship team last season. After that victory, Samm Jones gained instant notoriety on the Internet. He briefly went viral in March for a newscast from the state championship game, but not for basketball reasons.
Jones does not have familial connections to a famous family, but at least he has a funny video to compete with Hall and Malnati. He also started at guard for a good high school team in his senior year and should be a solid walk-on for the program.