Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Fills Final Roster Spot with JUCO Transfer

Tim Edmonds | The PhoenixThe Loyola men's basketball team prepares to huddle up after a play.

Just days after junior college (JUCO) player Keith Clemons committed to the Loyola men’s basketball roster, the team filled its last scholarship spot for the 2019-20 season with another JUCO player Tuesday evening.

Jalon Pipkins announced via Twitter that he would attend Loyola next year. He comes from Paris, Texas where he was a key player at Paris Junior College, and took his official visit to Loyola this past weekend — the same weekend Clemons visited.

Pipkins was on California State University, Northridge’s (CSUN) roster his first year, but after averaging 3.1 points and 1.0 rebounds over 11.8 minutes per game in 23 games, he decided to transfer to the JUCO level.

Last season, the 6-foot-2-inch sophomore averaged 21.4 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from beyond the arc.

He will have two years of eligibility remaining after playing at CSUN and Paris Junior College, but will be able to play for the Ramblers immediately.

Pipkins didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Per NCAA rules, Loyola head coach Porter Moser can’t comment on Pipkins’ commitment until he signs his National Letter of Intent April 17.

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