Maurice Jones to Transfer
USC basketball point guard Maurice Jones, who is academically ineligible for the 2012-13 season, intends to transfer from the school.
Jones, the Trojans leading scorer last season, tweeted Wednesday morning that "In a few hours I will be on my way home... I will be looking to transfer from USC."
Head coach Kevin O'Neill confirmed Jones' intent to transfer to espnla.com on Wednesday.
When Jones' ineligibility was first announced, O'Neill said in a statement, "I support (Jones) 100 percent in all that he does."
The would-be junior was the Trojans lone bright spot in a dismal six-win season last year, and was expected to play a key role as sixth man on a much-improved Trojan squad this season.
Jones further lamented on twitter that "I finally got comfortable and now it's time 2 (sic) start all over where ever that may be."