Basketball

Bryce Dejean-Jones reportedly signs with the Pelicans

 Former Cyclone guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has reportedly signed a multi-year deal with the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, according to multiple reports.

 RealGM.com was among the outlets reporting the news late Friday afternoon.

 Dejean-Jones, a 6-6 UNLV graduate, averaged a career-low 10.5 points last season for ISU. The athletic one-and-done transfer shot a career-best 34.7 percent from 3-point range, but hit a career-worst 41.3 percent overall in 33 games in his lone season with the Cyclones. 

 His contributions to ISU waned as last season wore on — and he scored zero points in five minutes in the shocking second-round NCAA Tournament loss to ISU.

 Dejean-Jones averaged 12.8 points for the Pelicans this summer.

 “Life is a learning experience full of ups and downs that we can learn and grow from and get better,” Dejean-Jones told RealGM.com in April. "Or we can let them defeat us. I played for great coaches, some very talented teams and top notch universities.  Along the way, there were challenges and I made some mistakes. I own up to them. They’re stepping stones to help me grow and mature.” 

 

 

Rob Gray

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Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.