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.
More on DeVante Jones:
- Five thoughts on Michigan’s roster after adding DeVante’ Jones
- Q&A: An opposing coach breaks down DeVante’ Jones’ game
- How would Devante’ Jones fit at Michigan?
- Coastal Carolina transfer DeVante’ Jones commits to Michigan