Florida Gulf Coast adds Marquette transfer
Sunday, 10 June 2012 13:48 Written by Van Coleman
According to our good friend Chris Lawlor of XOFan.com, an Atlanta wing is headed to the Atlantic Sun Conference after transferring from Marquette. Florida Gulf Coast head coach Andy Enfield said, Jamail Jones, a 6-foot-6 product who attended Montverde Academy in Florida, signed a grant-in aid.
Jones must sit out the 2012-13 season but will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“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.”
Jones saw time in 46 games over his two seasons at Marquette, averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game over that span. He reached double figures in a pair of games and made one start this year at West Virginia on Feb. 24, in a 61-60 victory. As a freshman in 2010-11, Jones had a career-high seven rebounds to go along with four points and two steals in 17 minutes against No. 14 Louisville.