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Nothing lateral about Jones' move

Donnie Jones didn't move laterally from Marshall to Central Florida.

He moved up.

The standings don't show it, and neither does the name recognition. But you would be hard-pressed to find someone in college basketball who has been to Central Florida's campus, has recruited Florida and is aware of Marshall's recruiting struggles within a region that has power teams Kentucky, West Virginia, Louisville and Cincinnati within a short drive to disagree with that assessment.