IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa forward Dale Jones has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, UI men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffery announced Thursday. Jones now has two years of eligibility remaining.
Jones (6-foot-7, 227 pounds) suffered a second ACL injury to his right knee in three years on Dec. 1, 2015, six games into his junior season. The native of Waterloo, Iowa, averaged 5.5 points, while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range (9-of-20) for the Hawkeyes. He also averaged three rebounds prior to the season-ending ACL injury.
“I’d like to give thanks to coach McCaffery and the coaching staff for taking the necessary steps for me to get my sixth year,” Jones said.
Jones suffered his first knee injury prior to his sophomore year at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He transferred to the Hawkeyes after his redshirt sophomore season (2015).
“I feel great! I give thanks to Dr. Wolf for getting me healthy and back up and running,” added Jones.