Men’s basketball adds Marquette transfer
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 15:06
FGCU men’s basketball head coach is making his impression felt. After leading the team within one win away from the NCAA tournament, he landed Marquette transfer Jamail Jones.
Ranked as the No. 52 recruit in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 53 by ESPN.com’s ESPNU 100 in 2010, Jones spent the last two seasons at Marquette on clubs that won a combined 49 games as a member of the BIG EAST. The 6-foot-6 guard will have two years of eligibility with the Green and Blue after sitting out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA four-year transfer rules.
“Jamail has the unique combination of size, athleticism, and skill level that can help him become an exceptional scorer and versatile play-maker,” Enfield said. “His talent level was recognized in high school as he was rated a top 50 player in the nation. With his strong work ethic, we expect Jamail to become a big time college basketball player. He fits in perfectly with our other talented young players in our up-tempo style of play. I could not be more excited than to welcome Jamail and his wonderful parents to the FGCU basketball family.”
Jones played in 46 games over the span of two years and averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in that span.
Jones played his high school career at Montverde Academy in Florida and will finish his college career in the state.