The Seton Hall Pirates have reportedly landed Wake Forest Demon Deacons graduate transfer Madison Jones. SNY TV's Adam Zagoria broke the story on Friday morning that Jones, who's averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 assists per game in his career in Winston-Salem, North Carolina would join Kevin Willard's roster as the Pirates look to improve upon one of the best regular seasons in program history that ended with a Big East Tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade.
The Ravenscroft High School alum spent three seasons playing for the Demon Deacons. In his time there, he starred as a role player who never averaged more than 21 minutes per game. His third season was perhaps his most successful from a points standpoint as he dropped a career-high 151 points per Sports-Reference.com. Jones did post a career-high 59.3 percent mark from the free throw line and averaged 3.0 assists in his third year, also a career-high mark.
One would expect Jones to take on a similar role with the Pirates once 2016 comes along. The Pirates do have a pretty thin backcourt as they will feel the departures of Derrick Gordon and Isaiah Whitehead, whom of course is bound for the NBA Draft. Jones joins Khadeen Carrington, Dalton Soffer, Myles Powell and Eron Gordon in the Pirates' backcourt as well as former Kansas State Wildcats guard Jevon Thomas as well as walk-on Michael Dowdy Jr.
Madison Jones is eligible immediately so he is expected to be on the floor in 2016 for The Hall.