Friday, July 24, 2009

Jones headed to Oklahoma

I'm on the road, blogging from beautiful, sunny Palo Alto, Calif., home of Stanford University and birthplace of Hewlett-Packard (and the Grateful Dead!). But I've still got an item, thanks to former Wilson Times colleague Nick Livingston, now in Lawton, Okla.

Donovan Jones, former Greenfield School star, will transfer from UNC-Asheville to NCAA Division II member Cameron University. Jones earned a spot on the Big South Conference All-Rookie team but injuries decimated his sophomore season.

Glad to hear Donovan is back on his feet and going to continue his collegiate career. He had to overcome a devastating leg injury in the summer before his senior season at Greenfield and remains one of the most intense competitors I've had the privilege of covering.


  1. Jones will be fun to cover out here in Lawton. Think this is a step in the right direction for a team that has been pretty bad my entire life (I am an alumni from there).
    Enjoy the weather Paul, you have earned the break.

  2. Hope your vacation is great, Paul. I echo Nick's sentiments.

    Two questions: What sport does Donovan play? Why is WDT not giving any ink to the Little League state tournament at Gillette?

  3. Donovan is a basketball player, he's a guard that is pretty darn good.
    Can't answer the second question for you.