Women Hoops Get Major Transfer

The rapid process of acquiring talent for the women's basketball team continues for Florida coach Amanda Butler. Florida will be adding one of the best freshmen in the SEC as a transfer.

Jordan Jones, a 5-9 shooting guard is leaving South Carolina after one season and will enroll at the University of Florida according to the Atlanta Constitution. Jones led the SEC last season, making 97 3-point baskets and was third in the conference with a .399 percentage from long range. Jones averaged 13.1 points a game, which was ninth best in the SEC. She also was third in her team with 58 assists and second with 50 steals.

Florida faced Jones three times last season, winning two of three against the Gamecocks. She averaged 12 points against the Gators and had her best game with 16 points when Carolina upset the Gators in Gainesville. She had her best game of the season in the WNIT when she scored 31 points, making nine three-point shots along the way.

Jones will have to sit out the coming season before having three more years of eligibility for Butler's team.

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