DeVante’ Jones withdraws from NBA Draft

Michigan transfer DeVante Jones withdrew from the NBA Draft and will be heading to Michigan next season.

“I decided to withdraw from the NBA draft because there’s a stigma of the level I played at my three years at Coastal Carolina University,” Jones told ESPN. “Being able to transition to the Big Ten and play under Juwan Howard will be the perfect opportunity for me to showcase my abilities on a higher stage. I had great conversations with NBA teams, but I would love to keep proving the world wrong because a lot of people believe I’ll get to Michigan and ‘fall off.'”

Jones averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game at Coastal Carolina last season and was named Sun Belt Player of the Year.

Jones had several NBA workouts and was invited to the G-League Elite Camp where he performed well but didn’t receive an invite to the NBA Draft Combine. He’s projected as a potential second-round pick next season.

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  1. kturnup

  2. kturnup

    Of note in the article, it says recently that UM told them that he was still not accepted yet (but now has been). What is the hold up there and can the transfer admissions people please speed up their process?

  3. ReegsShannon

    They have to take a while to pretend as if it’s a real academic process where he’s being evaluated like a student so we can continue the warrior poet myth

  4. quickdarshan

  5. kturnup

    Quotes from DeVante inside

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