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UIC Guard CJ Jones Transfers to Kansas State

Mar 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas State Wildcats coach Jerome Tang on the side lines during the first half Iowa State Cyclones at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Jerome Tang and the Kansas State Wildcats landed their second player of the offseason through the transfer portal with the addition of UIC guard CJ Jones.

Jones, a 6-foot-5 guard from East St. Louis, Illinois, was a highly coveted player in the transfer portal. The Wildcats beat out Xavier, Illinois, Creighton, and others for his services.

 

Last season with the Flames, Jones averaged some impressive numbers. He posted 11.4 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game on 42.5% shooting from the field. Jones also connected on 37.8% of his shots from three. His best game of the season came against Drake on February 28th, where he posted 16 points, 14 assists, three rebounds, and two blocks.

Coming out of high school in the Class of 2022, Jones was listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index and the nation’s 311th-ranked prospect. He also checked in as the 36th-ranked player at his position and the eighth-ranked player in the state of Illinois.

Jones became the Wildcats’ second addition through the transfer portal this offseason and is set to join Kansas State’s backcourt alongside Michigan transfer Dug McDaniel. Kansas State currently has no bigs on their roster outside of senior wing/forward David N’Guessan, so with the portal continuing to ramp up, it is safe to say that the Wildcats’ coaching staff will continue to make some moves.

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