UCLA signs guard Lazeric Jones

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA has signed junior college transfer Lazeric Jones to a national basketball letter of intent.

The 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound guard will be a junior next season after transferring from John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. He previously attended Simeon High in Chicago.

Jones averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists last season for his JC team.

UCLA coach Ben Howland says Jones is a good playmaker who can also shoot the ball.

Jones joins other early signees -- guard Tyler Lamb of Santa Ana, Calif., and center Josh Smith of Kent, Wash.