Jones joins Iowa men's basketball's 2015-16 recruiting class

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 21, 2015 5:00 AM

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Head coach Fran McCaffery and the Iowa men’s basketball team completed the 2015-16 recruiting class on Monday, announcing the signing of Dale Jones.

Jones, a 6-8, 220-pound power forward played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He is originally from Waterloo.

In his sophomore year, Jones averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He shot 45.1 percent from the field, 45.4 percent from 3, and 83.9 percent from the free-throw line. Jones scored 20 or more points on 12 occasions last season. He scored 30 or more twice.

“Dale is a versatile frontcourt player who can score, rebound, and shoot at a high percentage,” McCaffery said in a release. “He played for one of the top junior colleges and coaches in the country in Mike Marquis. This is a great opportunity for Dale to come back home. We’re thrilled that he’s going to be a Hawkeye.”

Jones seems to fit the mold of many of McCaffery’s recruits. He’s technically a forward but has the capability to step out and make 3-pointers. He connected on 99 of his 218 3-point attempts last season.

This is Jones’ third year out of Waterloo West High. He played his freshman season at Tyler, redshirted his sophomore season because of an injury, then returned to the court last season.

Jones rounds out a recruiting class that boasts six recruits. He will join Brandon Hutton, Isaiah Moss, Ahmad Wagner, Andrew Fleming, and Christian Williams — the latter’s signing was announced last week.

— by Jacob Sheyko

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