Maurice Jones To Seek Transfer From USC

LAWRENCE KS - DECEMBER 18: Maurice Jones #10 of the USC Trojans walks off the court during a timeout in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on December 18 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

USC point guard Maurice Jones is transferring out of the Trojans basketball program.

USC Trojans point guard Maurice Jones will be transferring from the program. Jones announced the move via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday morning. The junior from Saginaw, Mich. said he was "on his way home" soon.

Jones was USC's most important player during the 2011-12 season. He played in nearly 95 percent of the available minutes, leading the Pac-12. Jones was USC's leading scorer, while also pacing the team in assists and steals. He wasn't always efficient for USC, as he struggled to convert inside the arc. The 5'7 guard made just 36 percent of his two-point shots and 66 percent of his free throws.

With Jones at the helm, USC sputtered to a 6-26 record last year, and finished with a 10-game losing streak following their lone conference win over Utah on Jan. 28.

The Trojans weren't expecting to have Jones on the court this season. He had been ruled academically ineligible.

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