Denver Jones ranks high on CBS Sports’ transfer portal rankings

The Auburn Tigers are shaping up to have another great season in 2023-24.

The Tigers roster will have a steady mix of returning starters in Jaylin Williams and Johni Broome, a stellar freshman in Aden Holloway, and three transfers that are poised to make an immediate impact.

One member of Auburn’s transfer portal class, Denver Jones, is projected to be the starter at the two-guard position, taking the place of outgoing senior Zep Jasper. The FIU transfer averaged 20 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Golden Panthers last season and made 47% of his shots. His production has led him to a high spot on CBS Sports college basketball top 50 transfer portal rankings, where he checks in at No. 19

David Cobb of CBS Sports says that Jones will enhance Auburn’s backcourt ahead of the new season.

Jones finished second in Conference USA in scoring at 20.1 points per game during his sophomore season on 37.1% 3-point shooting, 55.2% 2-point shooting and 84.5% free-throw shooting. The 6-4 guard reached the 20-point mark in 17 of 28 games this past season. He is the type of instant impact offensive player who can help make Auburn’s backcourt more efficient, provided that he embraces a role that will surely include fewer shots than he took at FIU.

Jones is expected to team up with Holloway at the guard position, while fellow transfers Cheney Johnson and Chad Baker-Mazara will aid the frontcourt.

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