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Named Third-Team All-MAAC in 2015... Was a preseason Third-Team All-MAAC selection in 2014-15... Team captain for 2015-16 season.

2015-16 (R-Senior): Played in 31 games, starting 30… Averaged 10.4 points per game, third on the team and 6.3 rebounds per contest to lead the group… Snagged 157 defensive boards to lead the group… Blocked 25 shots, second on the team… Netted 20 points on 6-11 FG and eight boards at USC (11/16)… Grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds in a win at Drexel (11/21)… Pitched in a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in win over USC (11/29)… Scored in double-figures in five straight games between 12/6 and 12/23, including a double-double at Georgetown in a victory (12/15)… Contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds in beating Canisius (1/4)… Knocked in season-best 21 points on 8-11 FG vs. Siena (1/18)… Returned after hand injury to grab 16 rebounds in two MAAC Tournament games… Finished career with 11 points, nine rebounds in NIT against George Washington (3/21).

2014-15 (R-Junior): Named to the All-MAAC Third Team... Was a Third-Team All-MAAC selection in the preseason... Started all 33 games, ranking second on the squad with 12.8 point-per-game average... Ranked 15th in the MAAC in scoring... Ranked eighth in the MAAC in field goal percentage at 46.2% and fifth in free throw percentage (.811)... Scored in double-figures 26 times, netting 423 total points... Hauled in 4.8 rebounds per game... Added 41 assists, 29 steals and 15 blocks... Eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career in his 17-point performance at Siena (2/14)... Posted his fourth career double-double with 22 points and a career-best 13 rebounds against Siena (3/1). 

2013-14 (R-Sophomore): Appeared in all 32 games, one of six Hawks to do so, and started 31 contests... Led the Hawks in scoring at 15.1 points per game and 483 points, as well as in rebounding at 6.9 rpg and 221 total rebounds... Played a team-high 973 minutes... Scored in double-figures a team-high 26 times, posted eight 20-point games, and was the team's leading rebounder 18 times and leading scorer in a team-high 13 games... Recorded three double-doubles... Connected on 44.6% (150-336) from the field on the year, including 27 three-pointers... Hit a team-best 77.2% (156-202) from the free throw line... 156 FT makes is the fourth-highest single-season mark in program history, while his 202 FT attempts ranks fourth on the single-season chart as well... Added 43 assists, 39 steals and 21 blocked shots... Opened MU career with 22 points and nine rebounds at Hofstra (11/8)... Hit 7-of-8 from the field, en route to 17 points and eight rebounds vs. Penn (11/12)... Registered a team-best 24 points, with seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks at Seton Hall (11/18)... Netted 24 points (11-12 FT), with eight rebounds and three blocked shots against Mississippi Valley State (11/29), which included the game-winning basket at the buzzer (which made SportsCenter's Top-10)... Added a career-high 27 points (18-19 FT) vs. North Carolina A&T (11/30), en route to sharing Barclays Center Classic MVP honors with teammate Andrew Nicholas... 18 made free throws against NCA&T tied a 10-year old program-record for FT makes in a single-game... Posted third straight 20-point game with 24 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists vs. Rider (12/5)... Registered first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds at Manhattan (12/8)... Went 8-for-8 from the FT line and had 20 points and seven rebounds at St. Francis Brooklyn (12/10)... Added a 13-point, six-board effort against Fordham (12/21)... Tallied 15 points and eight caroms vs. Wagner (12/30)... Posted back-to-back 14-point games vs. Quinnipiac (1/4) and at Niagara (1/10)... Registered consecutive double-doubles at Quinnipiac (1/16) and vs. Canisius (1/19)... Against QU, posted 16 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, while totalling 20 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high five assists against Canisius... Notched 13 points and seven boards vs. Fairfield (1/23)... Added 14 points and eight caroms at Marist (1/30), and 14 points and nine boards vs. Iona (2/4)... Tallied 15 points and nine rebounds at Saint Peter's (2/9)... Hit 7-of-9 FG, en route to 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists at Iona (2/14)... Went 11-for-21 FG, including three three-pointers, for a career-high tying 27 points, with seven boards against Marist (2/16)... Went for 14 points and nine rebounds vs. Manhattan (2/19)... Added 16 points and nine caroms against Niagara (2/28)... Hit 8-of-9 FTs and notched 14 points and seven boards at Siena (3/2)... Hit 5-of-8 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the line, for a team-high 18 points against Rider (3/6) in a MAAC First Round game.

2012-13 (Sophomore): Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules, while enrolled at Monmouth.

2011-12 [TOWSON] (Freshman): Started all 32 games at Towson during his freshman campaign... Averaged 7.0 points and 4.5 rebounds, while adding 41 assists... Connected on .369 from the floor, while ranking fourth in total rebounds (144)... Added 26 steals and six blocked shots... Ranked third in scoring average and total points (223)... Averaged 31.3 minutes per game... Scored at least eight points in 16 games, including eight double-digit outings... Opened career with nine points and three rebounds at Kansas (11/11)... Hit 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points, with six rebounds at Michigan (11/14)... Notched a season-best 15 points on 5-for-9 FGs, with seven boards, three steals and two assists against UNC Greensboro (11/20)... Dropped in eight points each against Oregon State (11/26) and UMass (11/30)... Notched nine points against George Mason (12/3)... Registered first career double-double with 12 points and 10 boards against UMBC (12/10)... Went for eight and nine at Coppin State (12/14)... Added 11 points versus Vermont (12/23)... Notched 10 points and four rebounds in consecutive games against Old Dominion (1/7) and William & Mary (1/11)... Recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists at George Mason (1/21)... Registered nine points, 10 caroms and three steals versus VCU (1/25)... Matched a season-high with 15 points, along with six rebounds, in a season-high 38 minutes against UNCW (1/28)... Went for nine points and six boards against James Madison (2/11)... Added eight points and six rebounds at New Hampshire (2/18)... Ended year with seven points and season-high 11 rebounds versus Delaware (3/2).

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Delaware State Player of the Year as a senior... Played at Sanford as a junior and senior, helping the Warriors win back-to-back state championships... Helped lead the Warriors to a two-year record of 45-3, where he averaged 15.9 points and 9.0 rebounds as a junior and 18.0 points and 8.1 rebounds as a senior... Named first-team all-state as a senior... A McDonald's All-American nominee... Hit game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in a 60-58 state championship game victory over Red Lion in a game played at the University of Delaware... Played in the Blue-Gold All-Star game... Attended Paul VI H.S. in Virginia as a sophomore and played for another state championship team.

PERSONAL: Born Deon Jones on January 4, 1993 in Chester, Pa... Son of Jeff Jones Sr., and Jovon Jones... Majoring in art and design.

JONES' CAREER-HIGHS [includes games played at Towson]:
Points: 27 - two times - last vs. Marist, 2/16/14
Rebounds: 13 - twice - last at Drexel, 11/21/16
Assists: 5 vs. Canisius, 1/19/14
Blocks: 3 vs. Mississippi Valley State, 11/29/13
Steals: 4 vs. Rider, 12/5/13
Minutes: 47 vs. Marist, 2/16/14
Field Goals: 11 vs. Marist, 2/16/14
3-Pt FG: 3 - six times - last at Rider, 2/12/16
Free Throws: 18 vs. North Carolina A&T, 11/30/13

JONES' CAREER STATISTICS [2011-12 at Towson]:

SEASON GP-GS MP FG-FGA PCT 3PT-A PCT FT-FA PCT REB AVG PF-DQ AST TO BLK STL PTS AVG
11-12 32-32 1,001 79-214 .369 14-57 .246 51-77 .662 144 4.5 72-2 41 95 6 26 223 7.0
13-14 32-31 973 150-336 .446 27-81 .333 156-202 .772 221 6.9 77-2 43 88 21 39 483 15.1
14-15 33-33 931 139-301 .462 16-54 .296 129-159 .811 159 4.8 74-0 41 54 15 29 423 12.8

15-16

31-30 731 119-261 .456 16-43 .372 69-95 .726 196 6.3 79-5 36 41 25 20 323 10.4
MU TOTAL
96-94 2,635 408-898 .454 59-178 .331 354-456 .776 576 6.0 230-7 120 183 61 88 1,229 12.8
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