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Jones meant no slight against USF teammates

Former USF guard Dominique Jones, prepping for the NBA draft with the league's pre-draft camp in Chicago starting today, said he wanted to clarify some critical comments he made about his teammates at USF, quoted earlier this week in the Wizards blog Bullets Forever.

"There's a lot of things that I can do that I wasn't able to show in college, because of the team that I was on and the talent surrounding me," he told the blog after a workout with the Wizards. "I feel like if I can take guys like that and go beat teams in the top 10, the top 20, then if I get some other pros, I can make some good things happen."

Jones said he's gotten calls from people at USFabout the quotes and said he's talked with his teammates, reiterating that he didn't intend the quote as a knock on them, but rather to show the difference in talent level between college and the NBA in general.

"That wasn't what I meant," Jones said. "I just wanted to say that I can show different aspects of my game with different talent around me. I want to let everybody on the team know what I meant. We went to war together, and they know who I am as a person."

Jones, who has signed with agent Michael Hodges, has an important week ahead, with interviews today and workouts this weekend in Chicago, then another major workout with several teams in Minneapolis on Monday.

[Last modified: Friday, July 16, 2010 11:25am]


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