While Indiana continues on its quest to improve upon its perimeter shooting, they will now have to face another talented shot maker in league play next year.
And it will be a familiar face.
Former IU guard Curtis Jones will join Penn State next year and he will be immediately eligible for the 2019-20 season. Jones announced the move on his Twitter page.
Jones announced his intent to transfer from IU in December of 2017 — in the middle of his sophomore season with the Hoosiers.
The Richmond, Virginia native was averaging 3.0 points per game on the season with Indiana.
He is likely best known by Indiana fans for his 15 point outburst in the first game of his career in the 2016-17 season which included several clutch shots against Kansas.
Unfortunately, Jones was has never able to achieve that level production since. He had played only 3 minutes in the Hoosiers’ last 2 games before announcing his intent to transfer at the end of the semester.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard landed at Oklahoma State after leaving IU. He sat out one semester there and averaged 8.8 points in 23 games. He shot 32.5% from three-point range.
Jones would have been entering his senior season at IU. He will reportedly be immediately eligible at Penn State with one year remaining.
The Hoosiers and Nittany Lions play twice next season, meaning Jones will be making a return trip to Bloomington.
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