Class of 2013 Duke signee Matt Jones will be wearing the number 13 jersey next season as a Blue Devil.
Alright change of plans I’m officially wearing 13!! Sorry for the inconvenience
— Matt jones (@matt_jones8) April 8, 2013
Jones hails from DeSoto, Texas and is the No. 5 rated shooting guard in the class of 2013 by ESPN.
Jones’ incoming Blue Devil classmates—wings Semi Ojeleye and Jabari Parker—have yet to announce what numbers they will wear at the next level.
The No. 2 player in the class of 2013, Parker—who committed to Duke in December—will not wear his high school number of 22 even though former Duke guard Jay Williams gave Parker his blessing to wear his hold number.
While playing for the Chicago-based Mac Irvin Fire AAU team through high school, Parker wore No. 11, which is also retired for former Duke guard Bobby Hurley.
Likewise, Ojeleye—the No. 36 overall player in the class per ESPN—will not be able to wear his high school number of 33 in Durham due to the number being retired in honor of former Duke forward Grant Hill.
Jones, Ojeleye and Parker are expected to arrive in Durham in late June or early July to begin taking summer school classes and training for the 2013-14 season.