Selected as the Eighth Overall Pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft (Phoenix Mercury)
2003-04 Season (Senior)
Named a Kodak All-American, marking the first in school history... earned C-USA Player of the Year honors for the third-straight season... named a finalist for both the John R. Wooden and Naismith Awards... finished her career as Houston's all-time leading scorer with 2,692 points... total ranks third all-time in UH basketball scoring history behind only Elvin Hayes (2,884) and Otis Birdsong (2,832)... scored in double digits in all 32 games of the season for a total of 114-consecutive games, marking every contest of her career... scored 30 or more points in four games, while tallying 20 or more points in 26 of the season's 32 contests... led Houston to its first NCAA Tournament victory, pouring in 28 points against Wisconsin-Green Bay on March 20, 2004... posted 24 points and seven rebounds in final game of career in second-round loss to UC-Santa Barbara on March 22... went off for 36 points in the C-USA Tournament final against No. 15 TCU in Fort Worth... went 5-of-6 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line against the Horned Frogs... averaged 27.0 points during the three tournament games en route to tournament MVP honors... tallied 27 points and went 14-of-17 from the free-throw line to claim the C-USA regular season title over the two-time defending champion Horned Frogs on Feb. 27, 2004, in her final game at Hofheinz Pavilion... averaged 31.3 points in three games against rival TCU during the season... tied a career high with 39 points off a 7-of-11 effort from long range against Tulane on Feb. 8... went off for 34 points and nine rebounds in early road win over Iowa on Nov. 22.
2002-03 Season (Junior)
Heralded as one of the best female athletes ever to attend the University of Houston . . . Captured the national scoring title, closing out the season averaging 27.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game . . . earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors . . . named a 2003 Third-Team All-American by WomensCollegeHoops.com . . . named the 2003 Conference USA Player of the Year for the second straight year and earned C-USA First-Team honors for the third straight season . . . currently fifth on Conference USA's All-Time Scorers List with 1,965 points and is the only active player in the top ten . . . became Houston's all-time leading female scorer at the 2003 C-USA Tournament on March 6, 2003. Scored 27 points against Southern Miss, topping Sharion Higgins' 1,957 career points as team was defeated in round one of the tournament . . . named Conference USA Player of the Week for Dec. 23 and Co-Player of the Week for Dec. 9 . . . was 8-18 from the floor and just short of a double-double, posting 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists in season-opening loss to Ball State on Nov. 22. . . posted 19 points including a perfect 5-5 from the free throw line to lead the squad to a win over Wofford and earn a spot on the 2003 Fazoli's/Hampton Inn Classic All-Tournament team . . . was 10-18 from the floor including an 11-13 mark from the charity stripe in loss to No. 19 Mississippi State, finishing with 33 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots . . . recorded first double-double of the 2002-03 season on Nov. 29, posting 30 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high eight steals in home win over Northern Iowa . . . was 9-10 from the charity stripe for a total of 17 points in only 19 minutes of play in Dec.1 win over Sam Houston State . . . shot 15-27 from the floor for a career-high 39 points in Dec.4 over UTEP . . . her 39-point performance ranked her third in school history for single-game points - just four shy of Pat Luckey's 43 against Rice on Jan. 13, 1996 . . . shot 10-20 from the floor for a total 31 points and six rebounds in Dec. 6 win over Florida . . . hit six three-pointers for a total of 29 points and added six rebounds and three steals in Dec. 7 loss to Washington . . . named the 2002 GlaxoSmithKline Invitational MVP for averaging 30 points and six rebounds in weekend tournament . . . was an incredible 13-16 from the floor including 5-6 from the three-point line for a game high 37 points against No. 20 Georgia . . . also added five rebounds, four steals and two assists in Dec. 20 win over Lady Bulldog . . . in 33 minutes against Texas A&M, scored a game-high 26 points, grabbed seven rebounds and posted three steals as Houston won 87-74 . . . posted 17 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Alabama on Jan. 4 for her third double-double of the season . . . recorded a double-double in loss to Oral Roberts, scoring 21 points and pulling down 10 boards . . . earned third consecutive double-double of the season against rival TCU, leading Houston with 24 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots... recorded fourth consecutive double-double against Louisville, posting a game-high 35 points, 14 rebounds and four steals . . . was 12-22 from the floor and perfect from the charity stripe for a game-high 30 points in loss at Cincinnati . . . also added seven rebounds, four steals and three assists . . . led all scorers with 26 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Charlotte . . . posted seventh double-double of the season against East Carolina, scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds . . . posted a game-high 38 points against Marquette, setting the U.S. Cellular Arena single-game record . . . scored a game-high 22 points Feb. 9 against TCU... earned her eighth double-double of the season against TAMU-CC, posting a game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds in only 27 minutes of play... tallied a game-high 30 points in loss to Memphis... posted her ninth double-double and 11th 30+ point game in OT win against Saint Louis, scoring 37 points and pulling down 10 boards... posted 32 points in 62-65 loss to Tulane... earned her 10th double-double of the season, totaling 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals as Houston squeezed by Southern Miss 53-52 on Feb. 23 . . . pulled down 13 rebounds and scored 26 points in Feb. 28 win over South Florida . . . scored a game-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in only 29 minutes of play in 84-47 win over UAB, clinching the 2003 NCAA National Scoring Title... closed out the regular season with 14 30-plus point games and 12 double-doubles... posted 27 points against Southern Miss in the first round of the 2003 C-USA Tournament to become Houston's All-Time Leading Female Scorer.
2001-02 Season (Sophomore)
Heralded as one of the best female athletes ever to attend the University of Houston . . . Named 2002 Conference USA Player of the Year -- the first Lady Cougar to earn the honor -- as well as named to the First Team All-Conference . . . Became the first Lady Cougar in school history to garner All-America honors when she was named a Second Team All-American by the Women's Basketball News Service, as well as the organization's National Comeback Player of the Year, for the 2001-02 season . . . Was a finalist for District 5 Kodak All-America team . . . Bucketed a game-high 22 points and had a game-high seven assists in Houston's win over Miami in the WNIT second round on March 16 . . . Was 10-of-14 from the charity stripe and pulled down six boards . . . Recorded her third double-double of the season in the first round WNIT game vs Rice on March 13 with a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds . . . Had a game-high six assists and three steals . . . Named to the 2002 C-USA All-Tournament Team after scoring a combined 49 points, including a game-high 28 points vs Charlotte on March 2, while averaging 2.5 assists and four rebounds en route to Houston's 1-1 record . . . Shot 5-for-8 from the three-point line vs Charlotte, a new season high for most treys in a game by a Lady Cougar . . . Etched her name into the record books against Marquette on Feb. 22 when she became the fastest player in Conference USA history, as well as Lady Cougar history, to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau . . . Entered the game against the Golden Eagles just 12 points shy of 1,000 . . . Was just three points away at the start of the second half, and with 18:25 on the clock, Nicole Oliver passed the ball to Jones and she sailed a three-pointer into the basket for the record breaker . . . Eclipsed the milestone in only her 46th collegiate game, surpassing UAB's Deanna Jackson, who previously held the C-USA record with 1,000 points in 57 games, for the C-USA record . . . In addition, she is tied with Janet Harris of Georgia, LaToya Thomas of Mississippi State and Karen Elsner of Richmond for twelfth all-time in NCAA history . . . Also became second-fastest in Houston's school history (men's and women's) to reach the milestone, behind former Cougar Elvin Hayes, who bucketed 1,000 points in 37 games . . . Has bucketed 1,195 total points in 54 collegiate games, good for the Lady Cougars' all-time best 22.1 per game average . . . Led the Lady Cougar squad with 766 total points (22.5 ppg average), which ranked sixth overall among Division I, while shooting a team-best 46.0% (277-604) from the field . . . The 766 points are the most scored by a Lady Cougar in a single season in school history, while her 22.5 per-game-average is the best ever season average . . . Her 2001-02 season and mounting career totals have her among the Lady Cougar all-time top ten ranks in field goals made in a season (246, 4th), field goal attempts (525, 4th) and free throw attempts (209, 1st) . . . Closed out the regular season leading all of C-USA in averaging 22.5 points in all games, and 25.6 points in league games only . . . Has reached double figures in points in 54 straight contests -- each game of her collegiate career at Houston . . . Named C-USA Player of the Week for the second straight week, fourth time during the season, for Feb. 18 . . . Averaged 36.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game while leading the Lady Cougars to two straight conference victories over Saint Louis (Feb. 15) and Memphis (Feb. 17) . . . Scored a combined 72 points in both weekend wins . . . Shot 11-of-22 from the field and was 12-of-18 from the charity stripe for a career-high 37 points--24 of which came during Houston's comeback surge in the second half of regulation--in Houston's overtime victory at Saint Louis on Feb. 15 . . . The 37 points surpasses her previous career high of 32, which she bucketed in the Lady Cougars' big win over Louisiana Tech last season on Dec. 3, 2000 . . . The 37 points ties Jones with four former Lady Cougars for the third-most points scored by a Houston player in a single game in school history, with the last being Jana Crosby against TCU on Feb. 21, 1990 . . . Shot 11-for-24 from the field for a game-high 27 points--21 of which came in the second half--in Houston's loss to TCU on Jan. 6 . . . Recorded 21 of Houston's 31second-half points, including a run in which she scored 14 straight points . . . Bucketed 20-or-more points in 24 games, including each of the last 12 contests, and has scored 30-or-more points three times . . . Named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2001 Mississippi State Classic after scoring a combined 49 points in both of Houston's games in guiding the Lady Cougars to a third-place finish in the tournament . . . Led the Lady Cougar squad with 92 steals (2.7 per game) and was third on the squad with 196 total rebounds (5.8 per game) . . . Scored the 500th point of her collegiate career in only her 25th game on her second two-pointer with 12:38 left in the first half of Houston's win over LaSalle on Nov. 30, becoming the fastest Lady Cougar in school history to reach the 500-point plateau . . . Named the MVP of the Roger L. White Invitational hosted by Northwestern . . . Led all players of the participating teams in the tourney with a combined 44 points and 19 rebounds . . . Was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2001 Coors Classic . . . Was the team's leading scorer with 16 and 17 points, respectively . . . Pulled down seven rebounds vs Yale on Nov. 23 . . . Tied her career high with six steals at Jacksonville State on Dec. 16 . . . Started all 34 games, averaging a team-high 35.9 minutes per contest.
2000-01 Season (Freshman)
Despite missing the final nine games of the season due to injury, she remained the nation's and C-USA's leading freshman scorer with 21.5 points per game (429 pts/20 g) and was second among C-USA freshman with 5.7 rebounds per game (113 rb/20g) . . . Suffered a torn ACL in the closing seconds of the first half of Houston's win over UAB on Jan. 28 . . . Prior to the injury she shot 4-of-7 and went a perfect 3-for-3 in free throw attempts for 11 points . . . She added four steals, two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes . . . Shot 11-of-23 from the field and 6-of-7 in free throw attempts for 30 points in Houston's win over Memphis on Jan. 26 . . . Added two three-point shots . . . Pulled down four boards and led the team in assists (3) and steals (3) . . . Her 429 total points scored this season are the most by a Lady Cougar since Jennifer Jones poured in 481 points in 1996-97 . . . Her points per game average of 21.5 ties Sonya Watkins for the best average in a single season in Lady Cougar history . . . Watkins averaged 21.5 points per game in 1985-86 . . . She shot 71.7% (99-138) from the charity stripe in 2000-01, and her 99 free throws made ranks eighth all-time for a single season in school history . . . Scored 31 points, including 22 in the second half, in the overtime win at Tulane on Jan. 14 . . . Nailed nine of her 11 free throw attempts, including going a perfect 6-for-6 in overtime . . . Shot 10-of-26 from the field overall and had two assists, one steal and one blocked shot . . . She bucketed 30-or-more points three times and 20-or-more points in 13 of Houston's first 20 games of the season . . . Was the only Lady Cougar to register double figures in each of the first 20 games of the season . . . Led all scorers in C-USA games in both points per C-USA game (22.0) and steals (3.25) . . . Her 46 total steals on the year (2.45 per game) were second-most on the team . . . Was named to the Ala Moana Hotel Paradise All-Tournament team after amassing 60 points and leading the Lady Cougars in rebounds each of the three games December 18-20 . . . Registered her first double-double of the season and of her collegiate career on Dec. 18 vs Eastern Washington . . . Scored 20 points and pulled down a Lady Cougar season-high 13 boards . . . Scored a team season-high 32 points vs LaTech Dec. 3 . . . Was the most points scored by a Lady Cougar in a single game since Jennifer Jones scored 36 against Southern Miss on February 18, 1998 . . . Shot 7-15 from the field and 13-17 in free throws . . . Registered six rebounds . . . Named Conference USA Player of the Week for Dec. 3 following an outstanding four games that week . . . Scored a combined 61 points in two games of the Hilton Houston Hobby Classic . . . Her 17 free throw attempts vs Indiana on Dec. 1 ties Vickey Finch for the second-most free throw attempts in a single game in Lady Cougar history . . . Finch had 17 attempts against Texas A&M on January 28, 1982 . . . Was one of two Lady Cougars to start the first 20 games this season, averaging a team-high 33.7 minutes per contest . . . Made her first Division I basketball game start in the season opener Nov. 17 vs McNeese State . . . Scored 23 points, shooting 8-of-12 from the field and nailed 7 of her 11 free throw attempts . . . Her 31 field goal attempts in the game at Nebraska on Nov. 22 ranks fourth all-time in Lady Cougar history.
Team USA Highlights
Was selected as a finalist for the 2000 USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team following her senior year on June 12, 2000 . . . Appeared in all five of Team USA's games, scoring 20 points and recording nine rebounds . . . Was 10-for-11 in field goal attempts, the highest percentage on the team.
Averaged 28.7 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, five assists per game as she helped Bay City to a 27-1 record and the 4A state semifinals . . . Named to the 2000 first -team All-American by Parade Magazine and 2000 third team All-American and Texas Player of the Year by USA Today . . . named to the first-team all-state and district Most Valuable Player each of her four years at Bay City . . . Averaged 26.2 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game her junior year . . . Named 1999 USA Today Texas Player of the Year and to the Texas 4A All-State Tournament team . . . Also participated in track and field in which she won eight state gold medals in the long and triple jump . . . Broke the Texas state record in long jump in 2000 by jumping 11'1/2".
Born on March 25, 1982 in Wharton, Texas . . . parents are David, an assistant coach for the Lady Cougars, and Janice Jones . . . Father was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1974 . . . Nickname is "Binky" . . . Hobbies include swimming and reading . . . Also recruited by Texas, Tennessee and Rutgers . . . Chose UH because it's "close to home and my parents."
JONES' CAREER HIGHS
Points: 39, 2x, last vs. Tulane (2/8/04)
Rebounds: 14, 2x, last vs. Alcorn State (11/30/03)
Assists: 7, 2x, last vs. Alcorn State (11/30/03)
Blocks: 3, 3x, last vs. UC-Santa Barbara (3/22/04)
Steals: 8, vs. Northern Iowa (11/29/02)
JONES' CAREER STATISTICS