(born March 25, 1982) in Wharton
is a professional basketball
player. Jones is the daughter of Janice and David Jones
, a former professional football player who later became a collegiate basketball coach.
She was a basketball and long jump standout at Bay City High School in Bay City
, Texas. Jones was named a WBCA
All-American. She participated in the 2000 WBCA High School All-America Game
, where she scored four points.
Jones attended college at University of Houston
, where she helped bring the women's basketball program to national prominence. During her freshman season, Jones tore an anterior cruciate ligament, and missed the final eleven games of the season. Even with the injury, she was awarded the Conference USA
Freshman of the Year honor and was also named to the All-Conference first team. As a leader of the Lady Cougars, Jones helped the team advance to the finals of the 2002 Women's National Invitation Tournament, and to its first NCAA tournament berth in twelve years in 2004. She was named the Conference USA Player of the Year three times, and was subsequently named Conference USA women's basketball Player of the Decade. In 2005, Jones had her number (13) retired by the University of Houston, from which she graduated in 2004. She is currently the all-time leading scorer in school and conference history.
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