Michigan grad transfer DeVante’ Jones pulls out of NBA Draft

Mar 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Michigan Wolverines run onto the court before the game against the Louisiana State Tigers in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Bickel-USA TODAY Sports

DeVante’ Jones announced Monday he is withdrawing his name from NBA draft consideration and will play for the Michigan Wolverines.

Jones, who scored 19.3 points per game last season for Coastal Carolina, joined Michigan as a grad transfer.

The deadline for pulling out of the draft is Wednesday.

Jones, the Sun Belt Conference’s player of the year last season, collected 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.8 steals while hitting 36.8 percent from 3-point range.

Jones told Rookie Wire in May that Michigan is a nice fit.

“Michigan is a great place,” Jones said. “(Head coach) Juwan Howard is a great guy. (Assistant coach) Howard Eisley, coach Phil (Martelli) and coach Saddi (Washington), that coaching staff, in general, is really family orientated.

“They showed a lot of love to me. Also, the fan base in Ann Arbor showed a tremendous amount of love. The guys there now showed a lot of love during this process, too.”

–Field Level Media