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Report: Illinois Forward Tevian Jones Transfers To Southern Utah

Jun 24, 2020, 11:44 AM | Updated: Apr 26, 2021, 3:44 pm
Tevian Jones #5 of the Illinois Fighting Illini brings the ball up court during the game against th...
Tevian Jones #5 of the Illinois Fighting Illini brings the ball up court during the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at State Farm Center on January 30, 2020 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

CEDAR CITY, Utah –  The Southern Utah men’s basketball program picked up a massive commitment from the transfer portal in former Illinois forward Tevian Jones.

According to CBS Sports College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein, Jones will head to Cedar City from Champagne, Illinois.

Jones finished his first season with the Illini where he averaged .9 points and .7 rebounds in 4.8 minutes per game this past season. He appeared in 14 games.

In 2018 as a high school recruit, Jones was a four-star prospect that was ranked No. 118 in the country according to 247 Sports. He committed to Illinois in April 2018. When he entered the transfer portal during this off-season, he received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado State, Hawai’i, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Portland State, UCSB and Southern Utah.

Southern Utah finished the 2019-20 season with a 17-15 overall record and a 9-11 mark in Big Sky play. They didn’t finish the Big Sky Conference Tournament because of coronavirus concerns.

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