Jeremy Jones has left the Kansas State basketball team after only one season. The senior-to-be, who last year had been expected to help solve some of the perimeter shooting problems that plagued the Wildcats under the previous coaching staff, is expected to transfer closer to where he grew up in Chicago.
After a successful two year stint with Seward County Community College, Jones never experienced much success at Kansas State, averaging only 3.1 points per game, over 20 games played. To be fair, injuries hampered his progress, but his inability to attack the rim when his perimeter shot abandoned him only exacerbated his problems.
This transfer does not come as a surprise. Coach Bruce Weber indicated that Jones was considering a transfer when the senior guard quit attending practices over a week ago. Additionally, his later arrival this summer had miffed some of his teammates, and caused concern within the coaching staff regarding his level of commitment to the program.
In a prepared statement, Weber had this to say of the situation:
Jeremy has decided to leave K-State. Over the past couple of weeks, he and I have had several discussions about his future and he thinks this gives him the best chance to be successful … I wish all the best with his future plans.