Carrollton, GA – A talented, backcourt transfer is the newest addition to the West Georgia Wolves’ 2019 men’s basketball recruiting class. Coach Dave Moore has announced that Kadeim Joneshas signed with UWG, and will be part of the Wolves’ team during the 2019-20 season.
Jones, who is 6-2 and 185 pounds, comes to West Georgia following two seasons at NAIA Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. He is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and will be a junior for the Wolves next season.
UWG’s newest recruit posted impressive numbers for Lourdes a year ago, starting all 31 games as the Gray Wolves posted a record of 18-13. Jones averaged 17.0 points per game, shooting better than 48% (181-376) from the field. He was also solid beyond the three-point line, hitting 46-of-122 (37.7%) thee-point attempts. Beyond field goals, Jones also made better than 80% of his free throw attempts (120-149) last season.
"Kadeim is a versatile combo guard who had two solid years at Lourdes University with 17 games," Moore said. "He can play the two or the three and can score the ball, and we are very excited about Kadeim and what he brings to West Georgia basketball."
Jones was a two-year regular at Lourdes. He played in 29 games, including 28 starts during his freshman season in 2017-18. He averaged 8.0 points per game during his inaugural season. Before his collegiate career, Jones was a heralded prep star at Marshall High in Dayton. He was a two-time All-District honoree, and was a third team All-Dayton City League selection following for his junior and senior seasons in high school.
Jones is now the sixth newcomer, and second transfer from a four-year school, to sign with West Georgia during the current recruiting season. The other transfer is 6’6” forward Kovi Tate, who comes to UWG following two seasons at North Greenville. Also, Moore has added juco transfers Seth Brown-Carter, a 6’5” wing player, and 5’9” point guard Oronte Anderson. Both are from Gordon State in Georgia.
Rounding out West Georgia’s signing class are a pair of impressive high school prospects from Ohio. Rodney Wiley is a 5’11” guard from Colerain High in Cincinnati, while Keshawn Heard is 6’7” forward from Newark High School.