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Curtis Jones Granted Eligibility For Penn State

The guard will be playing for the Nittany Lions today.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The Penn State Nittany Lions got some welcome news earlier this week as the team learned that transfer guard Curtis Jones would be granted eligibility to play for the team this season. Fans have been waiting for months to find out whether Jones would be available to play.

Jones previously played for Indiana before transferring to Oklahoma State and then to Penn State. Simply put, it’s been an interesting career for Jones. When he was with the Cowboys, he averaged 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game.

This is certainly great news for Penn State as the team is hoping to capitalize on one of its better rosters in recent years. With Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins upfront, Penn State’s only major questions are in the backcourt. Jones isn’t an elite prospect, but he’s a player with experience that should help provide depth.

We’ll see what Jones can do for the Nittany Lions in the coming months, but the initial signs are certainly encouraging. On Tuesday night, he scored 10 points in 24 minutes for Penn State in the team’s opener.