News Sections
Illinois Point Guard Commits To IU Squad
Updated May 4, 2013 11:57 PM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(BLOOMINGTON, IN) - The rebuilding of the Indiana University basketball team continues as Head Coach Tom Crean has received a commitment from Illinois point guard Verdell Jones.

Jones is six-foot-four, 160 pounds and averaged 17.6 points and six and a half assists for Champaign Central High School. He chose IU over Minnesota.

One item that may have steered Jones to the Hoosiers was the availability of immediate playing time after Armon Bassett was dismissed from the team.

Jones is the fifth recruit Crean has signed for either the upcoming season or the 2009-2010 campaign.

The Hoosiers lost all five of their starters off last year's squad as D.J. White and Lance Stemler graduated, Eric Gordon turned pro and Bassett and Jamarcus Ellis were dismissed from the team. Additionally, Deandre Thomas was also dismissed and Eli Holman is expected to transfer to another school.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File