MANHATTAN, Kan. – Rising senior guard Jeremy Jones has opted to leave the Kansas State men’s basketball program, head coach Bruce Weber announced Thursday.
“Jeremy has decided to leave K-State,” said Weber. “Over the past couple of weeks, he and I have had several discussions about his future and he thinks this gives him the best chance to be successful. I have known him for a long time since he played his high school basketball in Chicago, so I wish all the best with his future plans.”
A 6-foot-2, 170-pound shooting guard from Chicago, Ill., Jones saw action in 20 games for the Wildcats in 2012-13, averaging 3.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting with 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 8.2 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 12 points against Oklahoma on Jan. 14, 2012 in 14 minutes of action.
Jones came to K-State in May 2011 after playing two seasons at Seward County (Kan.) Community College from 2009-11.
My take: Eh. This move was rumored to be coming for some time…all the way back to when Jones didn’t report back on time. It perturbed some of his now former teammates and likely his coaches. All in all, this move could have just as easily come had the old staff and program still been in place, so it seems to fall more on a guy just not wanting to remain with the team period. He was thought to be a scoring solution for Frank Martin’s outside-shooting woes, but that never truly happened. When it didn’t, a lack of overall game made Jones more of a liability than asset to the roster.