Jones chooses Cowboys over Creighton

Updated: May 3, 2005, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Brad Jones, a quick 5-foot-10 point guard at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, signed a letter of intent to play for Wyoming.

Jones, who averaged 10.5 points and 6.5 assists last season, will have three seasons of eligibility at Wyoming and will replace departing point guard Jason Straight. He chose Wyoming over Creighton, signing his letter of intent Monday, said Arkansas-Fort Smith coach Jeremy Cox.

"He felt most comfortable with the players at Wyoming," said Cox, a Meeteetse native who also coached for a year at Wyoming. "The staff did a great job of making him feel needed, and he felt very comfortable with coach [Steve] McClain."

The Cowboys also got a commitment from Parker Emerson, a 6-6 forward from Windsor, Colo., who had scholarship offers from Northern Colorado, Portland and Fort Lewis College but decided instead to walk on at Wyoming.

"It's just a good place to be," Emerson said. "It just seemed like a good fit for me, and the people around there were super-friendly about everything. My kind of school."

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