Press Sports Athlete of the Week: Druw Jones

Druw Jones of Wesleyan School

Druw Jones, the son of legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Andruw Jones, is set to graduate from Wesleyan School in 2022. Even though he is just beginning high school, the freshman already has the potential for an exciting college career ahead as Perfect Game has ranked him as a top 10 player in the class of 2022.

Should he end up pursuing an academic career after he graduates from Wesleyan, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so with his 3.5 GPA and a love for history. Druw is currently considering college offers from Auburn, Miami and Georgia Tech but has named his top three as Vandy, Florida, and Miami.

Druw, who lists his favorite athletes as Nolan Arenado and Mike Trout, says baseball is his favorite sport; however, that doesn’t keep him from flashing serious skills on the basketball court as well. Furthermore, his favorite memories so far have been not only a 25-point basketball game, but also beating the Evoshield Canes National as a member of the 15u 643 Cougars Pedraza Club.

Currently, Druw is focused on being a great teammate and working diligently to improve his speed, pitching and outfield velocity. As man of little words, Druw’s father keeps his advice simple: “Just catch the ball and keep your throws low, one hope the base.” This holds weight coming from a 10x Gold Glove Winner and 5x MLB All-Star.

Above all, he’s thankful for his family as well as his maturity and ability to keep the game simple by following his father’s advice. As Druw Jones put it himself, his biggest aspiration in life is to fulfill his dream of playing in the MLB and being featured on a sports video game. With Druw’s hard work and dedication, this is one dream that might just come true for this young high school prodigy.

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