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Men’s Basketball Adds RaSheed Jones for 2022-23 Season


By Steven Grandy

Director of Media Relations


Western Carolina men’s basketball coach Justin Gray today announced the addition of RaSheed Jones for the 2022-23 season. Jones is a 6’6 guard from Marion, Ind.

“We are excited to add RaSheed Jones to our family!” said Gray. “RaSheed is someone that fits into who we are on and off the court. He represents our ABC’s (Academics, Basketball, and Character) well and the Cat Cage will enjoy watching him develop in the coming years. Please help me in welcoming RaSheed to Catamount Country.”

Jones arrives in Cullowhee following a prep career at Marion High School that saw him surpass the 1,000-career point mark in three varsity seasons. As a senior, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 26 games. Jones completed his final high school season with 403 points, shooting 51 percent from the field, 44 percent behind the arc, and 74 percent at the free throw line.

He was a two-time first-team All-North Central Conference selection and was named an All-State Top 30 as well as an Indiana All-Star Candidate. Jones helped lead the Giants to a regional title and a pair of sectional crowns. Jones played AAU basketball for Team Teague.

Keep track of everything related to Catamount men's basketball and WCU Athletics through our social media outlets on Facebook (fb.com/catamountsports), Instagram (@catamountmbb @wcu_catamounts), and Twitter (@CatamountMBB @catamounts). WCU Men's Basketball – Incoming Class (alphabetical): Tyzhaun Claude – 6-8, Forward (Morehead State / Goldsboro, N.C.) Colin Granger – 6-9, Forward (Ohio University/Suwanee, Ga.) Tre Jackson – 6-0, Guard (Iowa State / Columbia, S.C.) RaSheed Jones – 6-6, Guard (Marion HS / Marion, Ind.) Russell Jones – 5-8, Guard (Winthrop / Blythewood, S.C.) Cinque Lemon – 6-7, Wing (Liberty Heights Athletic Institute / Spring Lake, N.C.) Bernard Pelote – 6-8, Forward (Catawba College / Savannah, Ga.)

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