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 CBSSports.com 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.