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Iowa State Lands Buffalo Transfer Guard Curtis Jones

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Buffalo transfer guard Curtis Jones has committed to the Iowa State Cyclones, he announced Monday on Twitter.

This is obviously a huge get, as Jones led the Bulls in scoring at 15.0 points per game on 41% shooting, including 35.9% from 3-point range. He hit a team-high 75 3-pointers, to go along with averages of 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Jones also logged a team-high 31.1 minutes per game while starting 31 contests during a 15-17 campaign.


This marks the third transfer backcourt player head coach T.J. Otzelberger and the Cyclones have locked up since the conclusion of the 2022-23 campaign. They previously added former UNLV guard Keshon Gilbert and ex-Wofford guard Jackson Paveletzke. Those two, like Jones this past weekend, also made their decision right after visiting Ames.

Jones began his career at Indian Hills Community College in 2020-21, where he averaged 12.1 points per game, plus 6.0 boards and 5.5 assists per contest. That’s while shooting it 41.4% from the floor, 38.7% from beyond the arc and 86.8% from the free throw line.

After that, he transferred to Buffalo for the 2021-22 season, notching 2.5 points and 1.3 assists per game in a reserve role. He participated in 28 contests off the bench.

Jones, who grew up in the Minneapolis metropolitan area, starred for Cretin-Derham Hall High School. And he’s now back closer to home with his next step.

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