Ex-Scotlandville standout Damian Jones says he’s returning to Vanderbilt for his junior year _lowres

Vanderbilt's Damian Jones dunks the basketball against Saint Mary's during the second half of a first-round college basketball game in the National Invitation Tournament, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Moraga, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Center Damian Jones said he is returning to Vanderbilt for his junior season. Jones, the former Scotlandville High standout, announced his decision Monday.

He led Vanderbilt in scoring at 14.5 points and by grabbing 6.5 rebounds this season. Jones said he is excited about the Commodores, who add four players in a class rated No. 21 nationally by ESPN.com.

Coach Kevin Stallings said he thinks the center has the potential to be one of the nation’s top big men next season.

Vanderbilt went 21-14 this season and lost in the NIT quarterfinals to Stanford.