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Momo Jones transferring to Iona

Posted on: June 8, 2011 1:18 pm

Posted by Jeff Borzello

As soon as Lamont “Momo” Jones announced he was transferring from Arizona, rumors began to swirl that the New York native was planning to return home.

While moving to St. John’s didn’t work out due to NCAA regulations, Jones did end up going closer to home.

On Wednesday, a source confirmed to that Jones is transferring to Iona. He chose the Gaels over Seton Hall and Hofstra.

Jones played at Rice High School (N.Y.) before transferring to American Christian (Pa.) and later Oak Hill Academy (Va.). After high school, Jones committed to Louisville, Virginia Tech and signed with USC before finally settling on Arizona.

The 6-foot point guard averaged 9.7 points and 2.4 assists last season for the Wildcats, helping lead them to the Elite Eight.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2011 6:24 pm

Momo Jones transferring to Iona

Good luck MoMo!!  We hate to see you leave . . . but wish you well in your future endeavors!

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:51 am

Momo Jones transferring to Iona

I think that is a wise move on his part and helps the Wildcats. He was an average PG in his 1st year (has room to grow and I think will), and the Cats are Loaded with PG's this coming year. The Wildcats have the #3 PG in the country coming in in Josiah Turner. Also, Jordin Mayes seemed to come off the bench with good ball handling skills and good shooting, as well as Brendon Lavendor being able to provide some veteran leadership, and Dondre Wise (Nic Wise's younger brother) in his 2nd year will be "wiser" to come off the bench and run point a little; I think the Wildcats PG status is going to fresh next year and will be able to distribute the ball as well as have a strong bench providing fresh legs.

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 2:41 pm

Momo Jones transferring to Iona

Good for MoMo and for Iona. He was done at Arizona with the new class coming in. His playing time was going to be cut dramatically. He knew it, Sean Miller knew it, so it's a great for Iona to get a player of MoMo's magnitude. He'll help their program win I'm sure. Good luck MoMo. We enjoyed your time at the UofA.

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