Dajuan Jones had an illustrious basketball career at Ellison.

The four-year letterman earned all-district accolades three times and led the Eagles to the Region I-6A tournament in Fort Worth this past season.

Jones recently took advantage of his impressive prep career and committed to Sam Houston State.

“It feels pretty good considering all the hard work I’ve put in,” Jones said, “all to be able to say I’m going to be going to a Division I school.”

Oddly enough, SHSU was the only college to make the point guard an offer, and the Bearkats didn’t make their pitch till after National Signing Day on Feb. 1.

Jones said he just kept “playing and praying” for the school that helped him blossom as a player and a person.

“It’s built my personality up since I’ve been there,” Jones said of Ellison. “When I first got there, I was kind of shy. But I had to get out of my shell because I was a point guard.

“I used to put my head down a lot my first two seasons. But by my junior and senior seasons, I knew had to be a real leader.”

And Jones looks forward to beginning the next chapter of his basketball career.

“I’m just going to work my hardest to be the best player I can be over there,” Jones said.

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