Kansas State senior Jeremy Jones leaves team

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Kansas State senior Jeremy Jones has left the team, according to a statement released by coach Bruce Weber.

“Over the past couple of weeks, he and I have had several discussions about his future and he thinks this gives him the best chance to be successful,” Weber said in the release.

Jones, recruited by former Kansas State coach Frank Martin, who is now at South Carolina, played two seasons at Seward County (Kan.) Community College before joining the Wildcats.

The 6-2 native of Chicago averaged 3.1 points in 8.2 minutes per game this past season. His best game of the year came in a January loss to Oklahoma, when he scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

Kansas State finished 22-11 last season, including 10-8 in the Big 12. With the departure of Martin to South Carolina, the Wildcats lost their biggest recruit, Robert Upshaw, to Fresno State.

They now welcome two players from the Class of 2012, Michael Orris and Darrell Johnson.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_