Dale Jones out for the season

Matt Cozzi
Dale Jones squares up against Coppin State's Terry Harris in a November game.

Dale Jones is out for the season.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery announced following Saturday's 95-75 win over Missouri-Kansas City that Jones will need right knee surgery and is out of the remainder of the 2015-16 season. The junior guard averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in six games for the Hawkeyes.

Jones, who transferred from Tyler Community College in Tyler, Texas, sat out the 2013-14 campaign with a right knee injury, as well.

Jones averaged 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last year at Tyler. The Waterloo native was considered to be a main contributor off the bench for Iowa, not only as a frontcourt presence but also from beyond the arc — Jones was shooting a team-leading 45 percent from 3-point range prior to the injury.

"I'm very disappointed for him, I love that kid," McCaffery said. "He was really coming. He could of really been a major factor on this team, especially off the bench. His spirits are good. We'll pray for successful surgery for him."

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