HOUSTON, Texas - Rice University head men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades announced the addition of freshman forward Jeremy Jones to the team's roster on Monday. The 6-5, 205-pound forward will begin practicing with the team immediately.
Rhoades said, "We're excited to have Jeremy become a part of our basketball family. He developed a winning mentality with the football team this fall, which will benefit our program. Jeremy had a very good high school basketball career and his athleticism and versatility will help us moving forward. He's ready to get to work as part of our program and I think our team and our basketball community is happy to have him as well. I'm looking forward to working with him and I know he'll have a bright future with our program."
Jones was a four-year letterman at San Antonio's East Central High School for head coach Jeff Sweet. He averaged 9.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in his senior year to earn All-District 28-5A honors for a second-straight season. Jones led the team to a 25-9 record, including an 8-1 mark in district play. The squad advanced to the Region 4 quarterfinal round in 2014.
As East Central's quarterback, Jones was a second-team All-District 28-5A selection as a senior. He threw for 1,264 yards and 10 touchdowns despite missing four games because of an injury. In his high school career, Jones passed for 1,951 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 730 yards and nine more scores.
The Owls host Houston Baptist on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Tudor Fieldhouse.