Reports: Jones to transfer to Iona

Former Arizona point guard Momo Jones has decided to transfer to Iona, according to several reports.

Jones, a New York City native who led the Wildcats to a berth in the regional finals last season, had announced he wanted to return to the East Coast to be closer to his family.

He averaged 9.7 points and 2.4 assists last season as a sophomore, starting every game as the Wildcats went 30-8, losing to eventual champion Connecticut one game shy of the Final Four.

”I look forward to going to the Gaels and pursuing my dreams of getting my degree and basketball career. My decision was basically solely on being close to my family and still having an opportunity to showcase my skills,” Jones told SNY-TV through his adviser, Dermon Player, a former assistant coach at St. John’s and Seton Hall.

Iona went 25-12 last season, losing to Saint Peter’s in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game.