Iowa State star Bryce-Dejean Jones suspended for Friday’s game at Iowa
The biggest question mark for Iowa State entering this season was whether or not Fred Hoiberg would be able to work his transfer magic on Bryce Dejean-Jones.
And through the season’s first month, he did. Dejean-Jones was playing the best basketball of his career, averaging 17.1 points and 3.3 assists while shooting 56.8 percent from the floor and 41.7 percent from three, both career-highs. He was playing within the offense and buying into what Hoiberg wanted him to do.
Then Wednesday happened.
Dejean-Jones was arrested overnight. As of Thursday morning, he was still being held in Story County jail on $1,600 bond for three charges, according to the jail’s website: “Hosting a drug house” (marijuana), “nuisance party regulations” and a “noise violation.” The arrest occurred at 3 a.m., according to the Ames Tribune, and while the charge “hosting a drug house” sounds bad, it essentially means that Dejean-Jones allowed people to smoke weed where he lived.
This was not the first time that there had been an issue involving noise at Dejean-Jones’ apartment, and the police told the Tribune that they had previously worked with the basketball staff to try and fix the problem.
While the charges filed against Dejean-Jones Thursday morning were dropped a few hours later that did not save the senior guard from the wrath of his head coach. Hoiberg announced Thursday afternoon that Dejean-Jones has been suspended for Iowa State’s game against in-state rival Iowa Friday night.