Nebraska’s ‘Bear’ Jones leaving program

Nebraska guard Eshaunte ”Bear” Jones says he’s leaving the program.

Jones played in 28 games and averaged 4.1 points. The sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind., said in a statement Thursday that he has ”a lot of priorities back home and my family comes first.”

Jones said he’ll finish the spring semester at Nebraska. He didn’t indicate whether he would try to play at another school.

Sadler said Jones has been a good teammate and is showing maturity by finishing the semester.