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Former Hoosier Curtis Jones reportedly transferring to Oklahoma State



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Then-freshman guard Curtis Jones, now a sophomore, guards the IU basket in a game last season. ESPN's Jeff Goodman said Monday Jones will head to Oklahoma State, a school he considered and visited when making his original college decision.  Victor Grössling Buy Photos

Sophomore guard Curtis Jones, who announced last month that he left the IU men's basketball program to transfer at the end of the fall semester, has reportedly found his landing spot.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman said Monday that Jones will head to Oklahoma State, a school he considered and visited when making his original college decision. 


Jones, a Virginia native, played in 40 games in a little more than one season with the Hoosiers, but didn't see an increase in minutes this year as he played just 10 total minutes in his last three games with the Hoosiers.

The former four-star recruit that was ranked the 40th overall prospect in the 2016 class by ESPN averaged 3.4 points per game in his time with IU. Jones' most notable performance came in his debut, when he scored 15 points in a season-opening win against No. 3 Kansas on Nov. 11, 2016. 

This season under first-year IU Coach Archie Miller, Jones' minutes came sporadically after posting a season-high 11 points in the Hoosiers' opening loss against Indiana State. He was averaging 11.4 minutes per game and was shooting just 22 percent from 3-point range when he left the team. 

"I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the IU basketball program and look forward to finding new situations where I can achieve the goals I have as a basketball player and as a student," Jones said in a statement when he announced his plans to transfer.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Jones will need to sit out a year before being eligible to play at Oklahoma State. If he enrolls at the school now, he will sit the rest of this season and the first part of next season. The scholarship spot vacated by Jones at IU is still open. 

Jake Thomer

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