Penn State’s leading scorer from the 2020-2021 season has made it official that he will not be returning to the program. Guard Myreon Jones announced on Wednesday that he will be transferring to Florida, joining a Gators program that made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last month.
Jones led the team in scoring this past season, averaging 15.3 points, including hitting on 39.5 percent of three-point attempts. He first entered the program during the 2018-2019 season as a true freshman, where he saw over ten minutes per game off the bench, averaging only four points per game and shot a paltry 28 percent from three-point range. Myreon’s breakout came during his sophomore year, when he became a regular starter and averaged over 13 ppg and shot 40 percent from downtown. Replacing his scoring production will require a combination some current roster guys stepping up and the new coaching staff landing someone from the transfer portal.
Florida finished fifth in the SEC this past season with an overall record of 15-10. They defeated Virginia Tech in the first round of the tournament before being bounced by the 15-seed Oral Roberts in the second round as part of ORU’s epic Cinderella run. Look for Myreon to start in the Gators’ backcourt next season, as he should finally get his taste of the NCAA Tournament come 2022.
Ironically, Myreon is the third former Penn State athlete to transfer to Florida in the past year or so. Justin Shorter started the trend when he transferred to Gainesville towards the end of the 2019 football season, while Antonio Shelton followed suit at the end of the 2020 season.
Best of luck to you, Myreon (except if Florida and PSU somehow cross paths in the next year or two)!