Update provided on Michigan guard DeVante' Jones ahead of Sweet 16 matchup vs. Villanova
Michigan guard DeVante’ Jones has missed a majority of the first two games of the NCAA Tournament because of injury. While there’s no confirmation on the starting guard’s status for Thursday evening’s clash with Villanova, there is some good news from San Antonio.
James Hawkins of The Detroit News reported on Wednesday that Jones was in San Antonio with the team and was practicing. The guard has played just one half in the first two games.
Jones missed the Round of 64 game against Colorado State while in concussion protocol. He was then ruled out of the game for the second half against Tennessee with “an illness.”
For those wondering, DeVante' Jones is with Michigan in San Antonio and was practicing with the team during the 15-minute portion that was open to the media.
He missed the Colorado State game while in concussion protocol and didn't play in second half against Tennessee.
— James Hawkins (@jamesbhawkins) March 23, 2022
Michigan would love to have Jones on the floor to play a Villanova team that is still considered a favorite to get to the Final Four. The Wildcats got to the Sweet 16 after posting victories over Delaware and Ohio State.
Jones has been the top assist man for the Wolverines all season, averaging 4.6 dimes per contest. He also ranks third on the team in scoring with 10.7 points per game while playing more than 29 minutes.
Tip-off between the Wolverines and Wildcats is set for 7:29 p.m. ET on TBS.