Verdell Jones set to return on Wednesday night

  • 02/14/2012 8:36 pm in

Indiana guard Verdell Jones, who missed the Hoosiers’ past two games after suffering a bruised shoulder in a loss to Michigan on Feb. 1, will return on Wednesday evening when the Hoosiers host Northwestern at Assembly Hall.

“He’ll play. This has been a good break for him to get back,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said on Tuesday evening. “He hasn’t had a full week of full go, but at the same time, he’s back and we fully expect to play him tomorrow night.”

The 6-foot-5 senior from Champaign, Ill. is averaging 7.8 points and 3.5 assists per game and has started all 23 games he’s appeared in this season.

Crean did not specify whether Jones would return to the starting lineup, but said the senior was playing at a high level in the three games prior to his injury.

“The three games before he got hurt, take the Michigan game out, which nobody played well in the first half, he’d really been playing well, and I thought he was doing some excellent things on both sides, so it’s gonna be good to have him back in it,” he said. “But how that plays out in a game, we’ll see.”

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  • MillaRed

     Hulls PG skills are a joke? We’ll just leave it at that sir.

  • MillaRed

     Hulls PG skills are a joke? We’ll just leave it at that sir.

  • Southern_Indianas_Finest

    Welcome back, VJ3


    You have shown nice restraint on that one, well done. A few more like that one & I may have to join you at the monastery.

  • Casey B.

    I shall notify you upon my next visit.

  • Walt

    Am in Champaign about once a month on either Sat. or Sun.  Should I see Verdell in Ryan’s steakhouse ever, I will buy his entire table their dinners, if that is allowed by the NCAA? Thanks for your contribution, and seeing this from failure to gigantic success VJ111.

  • Plane1972

    Best option we got to protect the ball, Brother Milla. His 1.5:1 A/TO ratio won’t have anyone doing cartwheels, but it’s the best on the team for guys with real minutes. We’ll just leave it at that.

  • Plane1972

    Especially when you have no one to pass it to. He should have the most TOs and missed shots, he was our best option. Pritch was our best player his freshman year until the conference season rolled around, then it became VJ’s team. Not hard to understand imho.