Herb Jones Removes Name From NBA Draft; Will Return To UA
Herb Jones, the junior wing from Greensboro, Alabama, declared on Instagram Wednesday that he would be removing his name from the upcoming NBA Draft.
In the 2019-20 season, Jones got injured early on, scoring only 51 points and averaging 22.7 minutes per game. Prior to that though, Jones scored 363 points between the two seasons and had 240 total rebounds.
Jones was only one of a long list of injuries that have hurt the Crimson Tide basketball team over the past two years. Last year, along with Jones, Juwan Gary, James Rojas, and John Petty were among those injured.
In his post, Jones said, "I set numerous personal and team goals that I wanted to accomplish during my time." Jones then continued that one of his personal goals was to earn a degree from the University of Alabama.
In bold, Jones wrote, "I am officially withdrawing my name from the 2020 NBA Draft and returning to The University of Alabama for my senior season." The junior closed his statement by saying that he was excited to "get back on the floor with my brothers.'
Along with Jones, the Crimson Tide will be looking to Jahvon Quinerly, the transfer from Villanova for a big season after being denied a pardon by the NCAA. Leadership on the team also includes Alex Reese, Galin Smith, and Jaden Shackelford.
As of June 3, two Crimson Tide players are still set to be drafted into the NBA- Kira Lewis Jr. and John Petty. The NBA Draft is scheduled to occur on October 15th.