High-scoring Jones transfers to Auburn after FIU
Auburn landed a dedication from Florida International transfer Denver Jones on Saturday, which need to offer a boundary boost for coach Bruce Pearl and the Tigers.Jones announced his decision through social networks following a check out to Auburn’s campus.A 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Alabama, Jones ranked No. 25 nationally in scoring, averaging 20.1 points for the Panthers this season. He shot 37.1%from 3, an advance from his freshman season. As a sophomore, Jones had numerous big specific efficiencies, including 29 points and four helps in an upset win over UAB in January and 30 points in the regular-season ending at Rice.Editor’s Picks 1 Associated Jones earned first-team All-Conference USA honors this past season and is one of the leading 10 scorers in
the transfer portal.Pearl went into the offseason wanting to revamp his backcourt, with the departure of Wendell Green to the NBA and the arrival of five-star freshman point player Aden Holloway.Holloway and Jones ought to integrate to form a vibrant backcourt, while K.D. Johnson is likewise back after averaging 10.6 points in his 2 seasons at Auburn. Up front, the Tigers will likely return Johni Broome and potentially Jaylin Williams, who averaged double figures as a starter this season.