For the second time this week, Creighton has secured a commitment from a prospect after a visit to campus.
First, it was Jalen Windham, a 6-foot-5 high school senior from Indianapolis. Then on Friday, the Jays learned Memphis transfer Antwann Jones has decided to join Creighton’s program.
Creighton announced his signing Friday.
Jones is a stocky and athletic shooting guard at 6-foot-6, 205 pounds. Last year he was a consensus top-100 recruit and four-star prospect out of Orlando’s Oak Ridge High School.
“We are thrilled that Antwann has decided to join our program,” Creighton coach Greg McDermott said in a press release. “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 played one season at Memphis, so following an NCAA-mandated sit-out year, he’ll have three seasons of eligibility at Creighton. He averaged 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 16.7 minutes of action during his lone season with the Tigers.
The addition of Jones confirms that the Jays sought to bolster the long-term depth of their backcourt during the spring.
They added Windham, who reopened his recruitment a few weeks ago after getting released from his letter of intent to Georgia State. He averaged 17.7 points per game as a senior in Indiana’s top high school class.
Now, it’s Jones. He took an official visit to Creighton on Thursday, which coincidentally was his second trip to Omaha in about a month. Jones was on the Memphis team that played Creighton in the NIT. He had six points, six rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes off the bench.
He’ll add size to the Jays’ perimeter. Plus, both he and Windham will help add a bit of roster balance.
Currently, Creighton’s top four returning scholarship wing players — Mitch Ballock, Ty-Shon Alexander, Damien Jefferson and Denzel Mahoney — will be juniors next season. And that’s not including senior-to-be Davion Mintz, who has potential to contribute in an off-the-ball role as well.
Creighton now has one open scholarship for the 2019-20 team. It’s hosting four-star prospect Tristan Enaruna this weekend.
Also, Mintz and Martin Krampelj have declared for the NBA draft, so it’s possible they could forgo their senior seasons and turn pro. They have until May 29 to decide.
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