Jalen Jones was a more than solid player for the SMU Mustangs last season. In fact, he averaged 14 points and nearly 8 rebounds per outing. So, one would think he was content playing for that program. Well, he was not. Jones decided to transfer when the season was over because he was unhappy with the amount of playing time he was receiving (even though he averaged over 30 mpg).
Jones, who is really talented, has now committed to play for the Texas A&M Aggies according to the mean streets of Twitter.
Texas A&M has landed SMU transfer Jalen Jones, source told ESPN. Will be a solid piece for the Aggies. Enrolls next semester.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 1, 2014
Obviously, because NCAA rules and whatnot, Jalen Jones will not be eligible to play right away. Rather, he will have to do a year of residency and then he will become sanctioned to play for next season. All and all, a very good get for the Aggies.
When he does hit College Station Jones will have two years of eligibility left. Remember his name, Aggies fans. He is a well above-average, bordering on super-duper good player. Whether or not he can play at a “power” conference consistency is yet to be seen, though. So I guess it is not just all sunshine and rainbows.
Outside of that, it is just another day at the college athlete transfer office. Outside of that office being fictional, it has been real busy.