At 6’5” 240 Myles Jones is a hard guy to miss. Put him on a lacrosse field and he stands out even more.
The former Duke lacrosse star and Major League Lacrosse #1 overall draft pick (2016) has made quite a name for himself in the lacrosse world. He is a back-to-back national champion, decorated with both athletic and academic awards, and it seems that every time you look up he’s breaking another record or creating more highlights. The guy doesn’t stop working and he does it with a swagger like no other.
Myles is from Huntington, NY, which is somewhat of a hotbed for the sport of lacrosse, though it is still catching on all over the east coast. When asked about how he first got into playing the sport, he said that he started in the 6th grade after his friend’s dad asked him to give it a try.
It didn’t take long for Myles to catch on and get good at the sport of lacrosse. His size has always been something he’s used to his advantage and his athleticism comes from playing both basketball and lacrosse in high school. When asked about his previous expectations for himself in regards to lacrosse Myles had this to say,
“I never imagined being in the position I’m in today. I had small goals for lacrosse like playing in college and producing every year for my team. Over time that turned into being: a natural leader, an inspiration to younger kids, and one of the faces of lacrosse.”
Myles has for sure met and exceeded those initial goals. During his time at Duke he evolved into a truly dominant player with grit and finesse, while posing as a threat to score and to assist his teammates. Though the sport is still working to gain major popularity it is guys like Jones who will make a significant impact in the growth of the game.
Since entering the major league in 2016 he has been a 2-time MLL all-star, a 2017 MVP of the all-star game and has signed a multi-year contract with Adidas as well. When you have a guy who is as driven and naturally gifted as he is it’s something special. Myles has the ability to help the game of lacrosse reach the next level. It’s not a matter of if he can make big things happen, but when.