DeVante' Jones withdraws from NBA draft, will play at Michigan basketball this season

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Former Coastal Carolina guard Devante Jones will play for Michigan in 2021-22.
Former Coastal Carolina guard Devante Jones will play for Michigan in 2021-22.

DeVante' Jones will be playing for Michigan basketball this season.

The grad transfer guard announced Monday he has withdrawn from the 2021 NBA draft and will play another season of college basketball.

Earlier this offseason, Jones announced he was transferring from Coastal Carolina to Michigan. At the same time, his name was in the draft, with the option to return.

Jones eventually participated in the G League Elite Camp (along with Hunter Dickinson and former Michigan players Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown). He was not invited to the draft combine.

Last season, Jones averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.8 steals for Coastal Carolina. He shot 48.7% from the field and 36.8% from 3-point range.

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Monday's announcement means Michigan will have plenty of experience in the backcourt. Earlier this offseason, guard Eli Brooks chose to take advantage of the free year of eligibility granted by the NCAA to all winter athletes. Between the two, Brooks and Jones have appeared in 206 career college games.

As for the draft, Dickinson has yet to publicly announce whether he will return to Ann Arbor or remain in the draft. The deadline for withdrawal is July 7 .

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan basketball adds DeVante' Jones, who withdraws from NBA draft