'MoMo' Jones transferring from Arizona

Published May. 16, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Arizona sophomore guard Lamont "MoMo" Jones is transferring.

Wildcats coach Sean Miller confirmed the news to FOXSports.com on Monday night.

Jones averaged 9.7 points last season for the Wildcats, who advanced to the Elite Eight.

However, his role was set to be reduced with the addition of freshmen guards Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson.

In fact, there was significant cause for concern that Jones would hinder team chemistry if he was relegated to a reserve role, which was likely the case.

One source said that Jones is almost certain to transfer back home to the New York area and could attempt to get a waiver due to a sick family member.