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James Jones

position

Forward

Height

6-8

Weight

211 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Hialeah, FL

High School

Miami American

James Jones - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Freshman (1999-00)

Played in 33 games averaging 3.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

In the Regular Season

Made collegiate debut against Central Florida (ll-19-99) … came off the bench to record eight points and two rebounds in 13 minutes … was 3 of 6 from the field and 2 of 2 from the line … recorded his first career double-figure scoring game with ll points in 12 minutes off the bench against Charlotte (12-7-99) … was 5-of-10 from the field, including 1-of-4 shooting from three-point range … also recorded five rebounds and one steal. .recorded eight points two rebounds and two steals against Detroit Mercy (12-21-99) … played 14 minutes against No. 7 Syracuse 0-8-00) recording seven points, three rebounds, one block and one steal… was 2-of-5 from the field, including 1-of-2 from three point range, and 2-of-2 from the line … recorded seven points, three rebounds and one block against Pittsburgh (2-1-00) … was 3-for-6 from the field including l-for 2 from three-point range … recorded four points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in l3 minutes versus West Virginia (2-22-00) … poured in 16 points to go with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal … was 7-9 from the floor, including 2-3 from three point range, in 23 minutes off the bench … recorded eight points, three rebounds and one steal in 14 minutes vs. No. 18 St. John’s … was 4-5 from the field.

In the BIG EAST Tournament

Saw action in both games averaging 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game .. scored four points against Notre Dame (3-9-00) … registered four points, three rebounds and two blocks versus St. John’s (3-10-00).

In the NCAA Tournament

Played in all three games averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game … scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in eight minutes against Arkansas (3-17 -OO) …recorded five points, two rebounds and one steal against Ohio State (3-19-00)… poured. in six points in 10 minutes vs. Tulsa (3-24-00) … was 2-2 from three-point range while recording two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal… left game in first half with a sprained left ankle.

As a Sophomore (2000-01) 

Started all 29 games at power forward … averaged 11.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks per game … shot a team-best 41-87 (.471) from three-point range … ranked third on the team in points and second in rebounds, steals and blocks … ranked second on the team with 20 double-figure scoring games .. .led the team in scoring six times. In the Regular Season: Made first career start recording six points as well as seven rebounds and a career-high 7 blocks vs. Florida Atlantic (11-18-00) … recorded then career-highs in points (19) and rebounds (9) against Eastern Illinois (12-18-OO) … was 7-12 from the field, including 2-2 from three-point range, and 3-3 from the line … also registered five blocked shots … recorded l3 points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals against Memphis (12-21-00) … recorded a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds against Tennessee-Martin (12-29-00) … was 6-11 from the field including 3-3 from three-point range … recorded 15 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal against Boston College (l-l3-01) … played a career-high 38 minutes against No. 15 Connecticut (l-20-01) and recorded 12 points, a team-high eight rebounds and one assist. .. played 37 minutes against St.John’s (1-22-0l) and recorded 17 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal…connected on a career-high five three point baskets … played 36 minutes against Providence (1-28-01) and recorded 14 points, eight rebounds and one steal… was a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line … scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds against No. 22 Seton Hall (2-1-0l) … was 8-13 from the field including 5-7 from three-point range … recorded 16 points, four rebounds, two blocks and an assist in 26 minutes against Virginia Tech (2-06-01) … tied for team-high honors with 14 points and six rebounds against No. 10 Syracuse (l-13-01) … recorded 17 points, four rebounds, an assist and two steals in 35 minutes against Villanova (2-17 -01) … recorded 11 points, a game-high seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Connecticut (2-24-01).

In the BIG EAST Tournament

Posted 18 points, four rebounds, one block and one steal in Miami’s opening round game against Pittsburgh (3-7-01) … was 7-11 from the field, including l-3 from three-point range, and 3-4 from the line. In the National Invitation Tournament: Scored a game high 20 points, 17 in the first-half, and pulled down a career high15 rebounds against Auburn (3-14-01) … was 7-13 from the field including 2-5 from three-point range and registered two blocks and one steal.

As a Junior (2001-02)

Third-team All-BIG EAST Selection … 2002 Verizon Academic All-District III selection …started all 3l games at power forward averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.3 steals … led team in rebounding and blocks … ranked third on the team in scoring … ranked third in the BIG EAST and 25th in the nation in blocks .. .led or tied for the team lead in scoring five times … led the team in rebounding 11 times … recorded four double-doubles … ranks third on Miami’s career blocked shots list (l42) … his 78 blocks on the season ranks third on UM single-season list…joins Constantin Popa and Tito Harford as the only Hurricanes to record 70-or more blocks in a season.

In the Regular Season

Recorded first double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 rebounds against Florida Atlantic (ll-26-01) … matched his career-high in rebounding and set a new career-high with four assists … recorded 18 points and lied a lJM school-record with eight blocks against Florida International (12-3-01) … also registered two assists and eight rebounds … was named MVP of the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic after registering 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks against No. 2l Indiana (12-15-01) … scored a career-high 22 points to go with two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals versus Georgetown 0-2-02) … was 7-13 from the field, including 3-5 from three-point range and 5-5 from the line … had l2 points, four rebounds, three steals and four blocks in a career-high 4 7 minutes against Pittsburgh (1-15-02) … was 5-10 from the field and 2-2 from the line … recorded career-highs in points (23), assists (5), free throws (12) and free throw attempts (14), to go along with 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Providence (l-19-02) … was 5-9 from the field, including 1-2 from three-point range and12-l4 from the line … had a team-high 19 points and a game-high l2 rebounds versus Boston College 0-29-02) … recorded 21 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Notre Dame (2-23-02) … was 9-17 from the field, including 2-6 from three-point range, and 1-1 from the line.

In the BIG EAST Tournament

Started both games averaging 8.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game … recorded seven points, six rebounds and three blocks against Georgetown (3-7-02) … registered nine points, five rebounds and one block against Pittsburgh (3-8-02).

In the NCAA Tournament

Had ll points, five rebounds, one assist and one block against Missouri (3-14-02).

AS A SENIOR (2002-2003)

Returning starter at power forward … preseason second team All-BIG EAST selection by The Sporting News … preseason third-team All-Conference selection by Athlon Sports … rated as the BIG EASH Best Athlete by Street&Smith’s … an explosive scorer who can score from around the basket or from the perimeter … gives Miami a shot blocking threat down low with his excellent timing and leaping ability … can also play small forward … an accomplished student who has earned BIG EAST All-Academic honors each of his first three seasons … team captain.

James Jones
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3PCT FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF-D FO Ast TO Blk STL Pts Avg
1999-00 33 0 424 12.8 52 122 0.426 10 32 0.312 15 18 0.833 30 34 64 1.9 43-0   11 22 18 16 129 3.9
2000-01 29 29 922 31.8 122 285 0.428 41 87 0.471 60 74 0.811 65 105 170 5.9 65-0   34 55 46 34 345 11.9
2001-02 32 32 1048 32.8 133 332 0.401 33 105 0.314 111 132 0.841 65 138 203 6.3 78-1   48 52 78 43 410 12.8
2002-03 28 28 957 34.2 157 351 0.447 40 100 0.4 118 142 0.831 52 117 169 6 76-1   49 69 50 44 472 16.9