Q&A: An opposing coach breaks down DeVante’ Jones’ game

Michigan added a transfer point guard on Saturday with the commitment of DeVante’ Jones from Coastal Carolina. Jones figures to play heavy minutes at the guard spot for the Wolverines next year, fitting in as a potential starter at the point. UM Hoops spoke with an anonymous opposing coach in the Sun Belt to get a sense of Jones’ game.

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Ethan Sears: “As best you recall, what did your scouting report look like on him in terms of strengths and weaknesses?”

Coach: “He was one of the hardest matchups in the league, just to prepare for. Just because of a lot of the offense ran through him and even though he’s not the best of athletes, he’s really good at getting into the lane. He’s really good off ball screens, and I think that’s what separates him is his ball screen game, whether it’s making reads for himself or making reads for others. And potentially at that level he would be even better, cause he would have better athletes where he can just throw it up to the rim and they can go get it.”

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