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DeVante' Jones

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DeVante' Jones
Michigan Wolverines
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBig Ten Conference
Personal information
Born (1998-04-09) April 9, 1998 (age 23)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school
College
Career highlights and awards

DeVante' Jones (born April 9, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference. He played previously for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

High school career

Jones attended Tyner Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee and led his team to the Region 3-AA championship in 2014. For his last two years of high school, he transferred to St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, where he helped his team achieve a combined 52–9 record. Jones played for Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts for a postgraduate season.[1] He committed to playing college basketball for Coastal Carolina.[2]

College career

Jones was ruled ineligible by Coastal Carolina for the 2017–18 season for academic reasons and was granted a redshirt for the second half of the season.[3] He suffered an injury during his second career game and missed his next 12 games.[4] On March 25, 2019, Jones posted a freshman season-high 32 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 109–91 win over West Virginia in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational.[5] As a freshman, he averaged 14 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, earning Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honors.[4]

Prior to his sophomore season, Jones suffered a broken bone in his left foot during a pick-up game.[6] On March 7, 2020, he recorded 31 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in a 63–62 victory over UT Arlington in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament.[7] As a sophomore, he averaged 17.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He was named to the Second Team All-Sun Belt after leading the conference in assists.[8] On December 17, Jones reached 1,000 career points while tallying 33 points, seven rebounds and six steals to help his team defeat Delaware State, 99–73.[9] In his following game, he recorded 35 points and five steals in an 86–63 win over Alice Lloyd.[10] As a junior, Jones averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game.[11] He ranked second nationally in steals per game was selected as Sun Belt Player of the Year and First Team All-Sun Belt.[12]

On May 1, 2021, Jones transferred to Michigan, choosing the Wolverines over offers from Texas Tech, Texas and Memphis.[13]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Coastal Carolina
Redshirt
2018–19 Coastal Carolina 23 20 29.8 .461 .337 .818 3.9 3.6 1.3 .0 14.0
2019–20 Coastal Carolina 32 31 32.8 .488 .296 .867 5.8 5.7 1.7 .2 17.4
2020–21 Coastal Carolina 26 26 32.8 .487 .368 .862 7.2 2.9 2.8 .2 19.3
Career 81 77 31.9 .481 .334 .855 5.7 4.2 2.0 .1 17.0

References

  1. ^ Henley, Gene (July 9, 2020). "Former Tyner star Devante Jones was big talent in a small package". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Notre Dame's Jones Makes Pick". New England Recruiting Report. May 2, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Livingston Brooking, Ian (January 16, 2020). "Coastal guard Devante Jones eyes greatness at the collegiate and professional levels". My Horry News. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Cuthbertson, Jones Earn Sun Belt Hoops Honors". Coastal Carolina University Athletics. March 11, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  5. ^ "Jones leads Coastal Carolina over West Virginia 109-91". ESPN. Associated Press. March 25, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  6. ^ Blondon, Alan (September 26, 2019). "How adding size and international players may help CCU basketball reach uncharted heights". The Sun News. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  7. ^ "Coastal Carolina upsets UT Arlington in Sun Belt tourney". USA Today. Associated Press. March 7, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Parks, Chris (November 11, 2020). "CCU's Devante Jones named 1st team preseason All-Sun Belt member". WBTW. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Jones Scores his 1,000th Career Point as Coastal Carolina Drops Delaware State". WCSC-TV. Associated Press. December 17, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  10. ^ "Jones Sets Career-High in Win over Eagles". Coastal Carolina University Athletics. December 18, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  11. ^ Borzello, Jeff (April 20, 2021). "Coastal Carolina's DeVante' Jones, Sun Belt Player of the Year, planning to transfer". ESPN. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  12. ^ "CCU guard DeVante' Jones named Sun Belt Player of the Year". WMBF-TV. March 11, 2021. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  13. ^ Borzello, Jeff (May 1, 2021). "Michigan basketball lands transfer PG DeVante' Jones from Coastal Carolina". ESPN. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
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