I love this transfer. Solid 8 on the scale. This is a very skilled and experienced player. Led USC in scoring as a junior.
Freddy at it again
There's nothing to "not like" about this IMO.
He adds some maturity and age to a VERY young backcourt in 2013.
MM and Naz are combo guards anyway so their playing to doesn't preclude MJ's.
We'll often go with 3 guard lineups so there will still be lots of minutes to be had. Even without the 3 spot you'll have 80 min/game that Jones, Naz, MM, SDW and Thomas will be fighting for.
You might see:
Jones 28 min
Naz 18 min
Thomas 14 min
MM 10 min
SDW 10 min
The bottom line is that his is big boy basketball so no one is guaranteed playing time. Will we likely lose one of our guards to attrition in the next year or two? Probably, that is unavoidable in today's college basketball world and you certainly don't pass on good players to avoid potential attrition from players who haven't even played at the B12 level
Hoiberg has found his guy to run the break in 2013. I just hope he's ok taking FEWER shots. We won't need him to score as much as USC did last year.
Tavon Sledge 2.0?
Morris and Long can play the 2 as well as the 1, so the addition of Jones only helps us out more. Great addition to the team, CFH at it again!
Nate Robinson lite would be nice.