Report: Penn State Guard Curtis Jones Jr. Granted Immediate Eligibility by the NCAA

By RLR Staff on November 5, 2019 at 4:37 pm
Jan 12, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Curtis Jones (1) dribbles the ball during the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Penn State has confirmed Jones' immediate eligibility.

Just hours before the 2019-2020 season is scheduled to tip off, Pat Chambers got a big piece of good news. Transfer guard Curtis Jones Jr. has had his waiver for immediate eligibility granted by the NCAA. CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein broke the story.

The Richmond, VA native announced his intention to transfer to Penn State back in June, leaving the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He started his career in Bloomington with the Indiana Hoosiers, where he played in 40 games before transferring to Stillwater midway through the 2017-2018 season. In his 23 games with the Cowboys, he averaged 8.1 points, three rebounds, and one assist per game. 

Jones will provide depth behind a starting backcourt of Jamari Wheeler, Myles Dread, and Myreon Jones. He will join fellow transfer Izaiah Brockington behind the starting trio.

The Nittany Lions season tips off at 7:00 this evening when they welcome Maryland Eastern Shore to the Bryce Jordan Center. Coverage of the game is available on BTN+.