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Dale Jones plans to transfer from Iowa to North Dakota for his final season of eligibility, according to one published report.


Iowa basketball player Dale Jones plans to transfer to the University of North Dakota and play his final season there next season, according to a report in the Grand Forks Herald.

Since he is in line to get his degree this spring, Jones will able to play right away at North Dakota as a graduate transfer.

The 6-foot-7 forward played just 11 games in two seasons at Iowa due to knee and wrist injuries after spending three years at Tyler (Texas) Community College. Because he missed an entire season to injuries at Tyler and was able to play so little at Iowa, he has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

A former Waterloo West star, Jones averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in his limited time with the Hawkeyes. He had a career-high 16 points against Coppin State early in the 2015-16 season.

North Dakota, which lost to Iowa in December, is coached by former Rock Island High School star Brian Jones and will have three Quad-Cities products on its roster next season — junior Cortez Seales, sophomore Marlon Stewart and freshman Tray Buchanan.