Coach of the week: Mike Jones, DeMatha Hoops

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Jairus Lyles is now synonymous with UMBC basketball. But it's been a long road for the senior. He made a few stops before finally landing at UMBC where he'd make history. Mike Jones coached Lyles when he played for DeMatha. Before the game Jones told Lyles to simply "shock the world".

Jairus did just that. He finished with 28 points in the game, 23 in the second half against the number one overall seeded UVA. Jones says he first saw Jairus play as an eighth grader and just like many of his former players he’s been able to watch on as more than just a coach. Please see the full story above.

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