TAMU Men's Basketball BIO
23 Jamal Jones
Enjoyed a solid season during his first year in the Texas A&M program, playing in all 34 games while drawing 25 starts … led the team and ranked among the SEC leaders with a 13.4 point per game average … saw his scoring output rise to 16.0 points per game during league play, placing him 11th in the conference … reached double-digits in scoring 21 times, while hitting the 20-point plateau on eight occasions … shot 36.5 percent from the field for the year and 36.6 percent from long distance … against SEC opponents, made 39.1 percent of his 3-point attempts to rank seventh in the league … pulled down 138 rebounds (4.1 rebounds per game) while recording 43 assists, 25 steals and 12 blocks … scored nine points with four rebounds during his Aggie debut against Buffalo (11/8) … came on strong with a game-high 18 points with five 3-point baskets during the victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/27) … sank seven 3-point baskets in a 21-point performance against Houston (12/4) ... fell just one 3-pointer shy of the school record for 3's in a single game … contributed nine points to go along with a career-best five steals vs. Oklahoma (12/21) … approached a double-double in the conference-opening win over Arkansas (1/8), finishing with 14 points and a personal-best eight boards … exploded for 23 points during the win at Tennessee (1/11) ... 20 of his points came after halftime as he went 7-for-12 from the field during the second half … recorded a second straight 20-point game in a victory over South Carolina (1/15), finishing with 22 points ... was 9-of-12 from the free throw line vs. the Gamecocks … set a new career-high in points with 24 on 8-of-11 shooting during an overtime loss at Mississippi State (1/18) … during the season’s second match-up with the Bulldogs (2/5), scored a game-high 20 points ... also led the team in rebounding vs. MSU with seven … led the Aggies with 19 points during win over LSU (2/12) … collected his first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Vanderbilt (2/15) … notched a game-high 21 points during an Aggie win over Ole Miss (3/1) … tied his personal best with 24 points in the regular season finale against Auburn (3/8) … despite missing several days of practice with illness, returned to the court to scored 20 points vs. Missouri during the second-round of the SEC Tournament (3/14) … contributed 14 points during the CBI second-round contest at Illinois State (3/24) … honored as the program’s Newcomer of the Year following the season.
Played the 2012-13 season at Lee College in Baytown, Texas … helped lead the Rebels to the NJCAA Region 14 Championship and the school’s first-ever appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament … ranked as one of the country’s top five junior college recruits by many recruiting services, averaged 18 points, 5.3 rebounds and two assists per game last season, while shooting just under 40 percent from the field and almost 35 percent from beyond the 3-point arc … during the NJCAA National Tournament, posted a near double-double as the Rebels opened the tournament with a victory over Hagerstown Community College … finished with 25 points and eight rebounds against HCC before notching a game-high 29 points the next day during a second-round loss to Vincennes University … signed with Ole Miss out of high school, playing five games for the Rebels during the 2011-12 campaign before moving on to Lee College … rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 67 small forward in the country by ESPN.com after an outstanding prep career at Searcy High School … playing for head coach Jimmy Summers, Jones was a three-time all-conference pick in addition to garnering second-team All-State accolades by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette … as a senior, averaged 23 points, six rebounds and three blocks per game … chose Texas A&M over Arkansas, Georgetown, Marquette, Oregon and San Diego State.
Jamal Jones was born Feb. 17, 1993, in Wynne, Ark., to parents John Jones and Crystal Banks … has a sister, Jade Jones … plans to major in recreation parks and tourism sciences.