Colonial of the Week - GW Women's Basketball's Jonquel Jones
Senior Averaged 18.3 Points, 17.8 Rebounds in Four Games
Sport: Women's Basketball
Hometown: Freeport, Bahamas
High School: Riverdale Baptist (Md.)
The Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week, Jonquel Jones led GW to a 3-1 week with 18.3 points, 17.8 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game, while posting a double-double in each contest.
Her best game of the week came in the Colonials' 81-77 double-overtime victory over No. 25/21 Iowa, when she scored 23 points and grabbed a school-record 26 rebounds, breaking a mark that had stood for 39 years. The 26 rebounds matched the second-highest single-game total ever by a player from the Atlantic 10 and are the most by an NCAA player in any division -- men's or women's -- this season. Jones had a double-double midway through the second quarter, and she added four blocks, three assists and two steals against the Hawkeyes. The preseason Wooden Award candidate was clutch down the stretch, making a layup with 21 seconds remaining to force a second overtime, then scoring back-to-back buckets to build a four-point margin with 43 seconds left as the Colonials took the lead for good.
The following day, Jones had 17 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks against Wright State and topped 800 rebounds for her career. The Freeport, Bahamas, native also tallied 20 points, 13 rebounds and three assists against Houston in the opening game of the Lone Star Showcase to average an eye-popping 20.0 points and 19.3 rebounds plus 2.7 blocks, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals in the tournament's three games.
Additionally, Jones opened the week with 13 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and three steals in a win at Fresno State.
For the season, the senior is the nation's third-leading rebounder with 15.0 boards per game to go with 17.1 points per contest. She has tallied five straight double-doubles, tops in the Atlantic 10 and tied for third-most nationally.