24 Jadee Jones
|High School:||Hopkins H.S.|
GENERAL: Pronounced "JAY-dee"...highly regarded player who appears positioned to play a significant role on this year's squad as a perimeter scorer and defender...is also a strong ballhander...should combine with Robby Bostain and fellow Minnesotan Eric Webb in helping give Furman another solid 3-point shooting attack...has overcome injury to secure a key role in the program...arrived on campus the fall of 2004 with a sprained ankle and has since undergone two surgeries for torn ankle ligaments...was cleared to practice for the first time in late October 2005. AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005-06): Turned in a solid inaugural season, coming off the bench to earn playing time in all 28 games...named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team along with teammate Stanley Jones...averaged 6.8 ppg and 1.5 prg...shot an impressive 41.0 percent from 3-point range (43x105) -- the fifth highest figure in the Southern Conference...3-point success rate trailed only Eric Webb's team leading 41.6 percent clip...converted 21 of 40 3-point attempts (52.5 percent) over the Paladins' final 13 games...scored 15 points (3x4 3PFGs) versus McCalester (100-58 win) in first collegiate game...connected of 4-of-6 3-pointers in 15-point performance against Sewanee (99-69 win)...tallied 11 points (3x4 3PFGs) against Georgia Southern (86-61 loss) and registered 10 points versus Davidson (77-59 loss)...collected a season high four assists in the Paladins' 83-76 win over Kennesaw State in the championship game of the Jack-In-The Box Holiday Classic...suffered only 22 turnovers in 458 minutes of action. AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05): Awarded redshirt an extra year of eligibility. HIGH SCHOOL: 2004 graduate of Hopkins High School...spent his senior year at Hopkins after playing three seasons at De LaSalle High School...basketball coach at Hopkins was Ken Novak...mentor at De LaSalle was Dave Thorso...averaged 18.2 points per game as a senior, helping Hopkins to a 27-2 record...team won 20 consecutive games during one stretch...scored 28 points and drained 7x8 free throws over the final 1:42 of the game to lead Hopkins to a 79-75 win over second-ranked Chaska in season opener...Chaska squad included University of Minnesota signee Spencer Tollackson...earned first team AAAA all-state honors and was a Minnesota Mr. Basketball Finalist... selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Game...captured the three-point shooting title prior to the event...connected on a career best 10 three-pointers in one contest his junior year at DeLaSalle...starred on the Howard Pulley Panthers 17-and-under AAU basketball team...was also recruited by Dayton, Xavier, Valparaiso, Wright State, and James Madison.