OMAHA, Neb. — The Creighton men’s basketball program added its second player in as many days as Antwann Jones will join the program after transferring in from Memphis. A 6’6 guard from Orlando, Fla., Jones will sit out the 2019-20 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.
Jones averaged 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game for Memphis in 2018-19 as a true freshman. He played 16.7 minutes per game while seeing action in 35-of-36 games, including six starts. Jones shot 42.4 percent from the field, 34.1 percent from three-point range and 84.4 percent at the line. He scored in double-figures seven times, including a high of 16 vs. Wichita State, and the business major earned a spot on the Tiger 3.0 Club for having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Jones is no stranger to the Creighton program, as his last game with Memphis came against the Bluejays in the Second Round of the National Invitation Tournament. Jones had six points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists before fouling out in 24 minutes of CU’s 79-67 victory.
“We are thrilled that Antwann has decided to join our program,” said Creighton head coach Greg McDermott. “His work ethic, skill level and understanding of the game is a perfect fit for our system. His energy is contagious. We can’t wait to get him on campus.”
Jones helped Oak Ridge High School to a 30-4 record as a senior as the Pioneers won the Florida High School Activities Association Class 9A state title. He was ranked as the No. 18 shooting guard in the nation and the No. 80 player overall in the 2018 class, with ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports all listing him as a four-star recruit.
Jones joins incoming freshmen Shereef Mitchell (Omaha, Neb.) and Jalen Windham (Indianapolis, Ind.) as recruits for Creighton’s 2019-20 season.
Creighton finished the 2018-19 season with a 20-15 record, advancing to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament while winning 20 or more games for the 19th time in the last 21 seasons.