Jones Drops Career-High 21 Points in Return to Washington, D.C.
Jones is GW's First-Ever First Round Pick
ESPN2 to Televise First Round Live on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Senior is Colonials' Third-Ever Two-Time All-American
Senior Forward was One of 10 Finalists for National Award
The Colonials lose to Kansas State in the First Round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, on March 18th.
Women's Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Coast 12/3/15
George Washington v Gonzaga
George Washington v George Mason
George Washington v Fordham
Ranks third all-time at GW in career rebounds (961), fourth in scoring average (15.4), fifth in blocked shots (177) and 23rd in points (1,171) in just 76 games played for the Colonials ... Third Colonial ever with 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocks.
SENIOR YEAR AT GW (2015-16)
Drafted sixth overall by the Los Angeles Sparks in the first round of the WNBA Draft ... GW's first-ever first-round selection ... Associated Press and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention ... Wade Watch List ... Naismith Trophy Midseason 30 ... USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List ... Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 ... Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American ... ECAC Division I All-Star Second Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team and All-Defensive Team ... Five-time A-10 Player of the Week ... Atlantic 10 Championship All-Tournament Team ... GW's third-ever two-time WBCA All-American and second two-time AP All-American ... Fourth Colonial ever to earn multiple A-10 All-Defensive Team honors ... Only player in the A-10 to average a double-double on the season for the third year in a row ... Led the nation in rebounding (14.6 rpg) and ranked 13th with 18 double-doubles ... Ranked fourth in the A-10 in scoring (16.2 ppg) and second in blocked shots (3.3 bpg) ... Also led the league in offensive rebounds (5.0 rpg) and defensive rebounds (9.6 rpg) ... Her 336 total rebounds on the year were the third-highest single-season total in program history and her 75 blocks ranked as the 10th-most in a season despite playing in only 23 games ... Also ranked fourth on the team with 52 assists and fifth with 23 steals ... Fourth on the team with 19 three-pointers, shooting at a 31.1 percent clip (19-for-61) ... Also third on the team with a .417 shooting percentage (139-for-333) and tied for the team lead with a .745 free throw percentage (76-for-102) ... Scored in double figures in 20-of-23 games played with 20 double-digit rebounding efforts ... Posted 10 straight double-doubles from Nov.21-Dec. 28 ... Posted a monstrous double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds at No. 15/10 Stanford (Nov. 21) ... Connected on 11-of-17 shots, including a career-high 5-of-6 from 3-point range against the Cardinal ... Named A-10 Player of the Week for her efforts ... Recorded GW's first 20/20 game since at least 1983 with 23 points and a program-record 26 rebounds against No. 25/21 Iowa at the Lone Star Showcase (Nov. 27) ... Made a layup with 21 seconds left to force the second overtime, then made back-to-back field goals to build a four-point lead with 43 seconds left as GW took the lead for good ... Broke GW's single-game rebounding mark of 25 that had stood since 1976 ... The 26 rebounds were the third-most in a Division I game all season and matched the second-highest total ever by a player from the A-10 ... Finished the Lone Star Showcase with an eye-popping 20.0 ppg and 19.3 rpg in three contests, including 20 points/13 rebounds against Houston (Nov. 26) and 17 points/19 rebounds against Wright State (Nov. 28) and was named A-10 Player of the Week, breaking GW's program record with her 10th career award ... Posted her second 20/20 game in three contests with 21 points and 21 rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 3) ... Scored her 1,000th career point with 1:05 left in the first quarter against the Eagles ... Second Colonial ever with two 20-rebound games in her career ... Had 18 points, 17 rebounds, two blocks and a season-high five assists at Memphis (Dec. 6) and was named A-10 Player of the Week for the third week in a row ... Posted her eighth straight double-double (23 points/14 rebounds) against Villanova (Dec. 13) ... Followed with 21 points and 14 rebounds against Iona, connecting on 7-of-12 from the field and 7-of-10 from the foul line (Dec. 20) ... Scored her 1,000th point as a Colonial on a jumper with 2:29 remaining against the Gaels ... Swatted a career-high seven blocked shots at Illinois, equaling the 14th-highest single-game total in program history, while notching her 10th straight double-double (10 points/14 rebounds) (Dec. 28) ... After seeing her double-double streak end against Hartford (Dec. 30), returned to form with 15 points and 13 boards at Saint Joseph's (Jan. 3) ... Another monster double-double with 19 points and 17 rebounds, connecting on 6-of-9 from the field and 7-of-7 from the foul line, plus four assists and two blocks against Rhode Island (Jan. 6) ... Had 23 points and 15 rebounds at Dayton (Jan. 10) ... Made 2-of-3 from deep, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 1:19 left against the Flyers ... Grabbed the rebound of Dayton's last-second try to seal the one-point win ... Garnered her fourth A-10 Player of the Week and was also named USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week for the second time in her career for her efforts ... Tallied 24 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks at No. 25 Duquesne (Jan. 17) ... Named A-10 Player of the Week for the fifth time on the year and 12th time of her career ... Averaged 17.0 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks in six A-10 games before suffering a shoulder injury that forced her to miss the rest of the regular season ... Returned to the court for the A-10 Championship and averaged 10.7 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in three games ... Had 11 points and nine rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench in her first game back against George Mason in the quarterfinals (March 4) ... Posted double-doubles of 11 points/18 rebounds against VCU in the semifinals (March 5) and 10 points/15 rebounds plus six blocks against Duquesne in the title game (March 6) ... Picked up the 1,000th rebound of her career against the Rams in the semis ... In the final game of her career, tallied 20 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots and scored GW's final 11 points against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 18) ... Made 10 free throws in 12 attempts against the Wildcats, bot GW NCAA Tournament records ... Sporting News Preseason First Team All-American ... Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference First Team and All-Defensive Team ... Named GW's Elana Meyers Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row at the Georgey's ... A Legacy Leader in GW's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.
JUNIOR YEAR AT GW (2014-15)
Atlantic 10 Player and Defensive Player of the Year ... Associated Press and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention ... Naismith Trophy Midseason Watch List ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team ... Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player and All-Championship Team ... Seven-time A-10 Player of the Week ... ECAC Division I All-Star First Team ... Fourth player in Atlantic 10 Conference history to be named Player and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season ... GW's seventh Player of the Year and fifth Defensive Player of the Year ... Only player in the A-10 to average a double-double on the season ... Led the A-10 and ranked sixth nationally in rebounding (12.5 rpg) ... Ranked sixth in the A-10 in scoring (15.3 ppg), fourth in blocked shots (1.9 bpg) and 10th in field goal percentage (.478) ... Also led the league in offensive rebounding (4.3 rpg) and defensive rebounding (8.2 rpg), ranking 14th and seventh in the NCAA, respectively ... Posted a league-best 20 double-doubles, ranking 10th in the nation ... Averaged a league-high 13.8 rebounds during conference play ... Set a school single-season record with 375 rebounds, shattering a mark that had stood for more than two decades ... Also ranked fourth on the team with 64 assists and tied for second with 15 three-pointers ... Seven A-10 Player of the Week awards matched the second-most weekly awards in conference history ... Scored in double figures in 29 of 30 games with 21 double-digit rebounding efforts ... Named Junkanoo Jam Freeport Division MVP after averaging 18.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games in her hometown ... Opened the tournament with 22 points and nine rebounds against N.C. State (Nov. 28), then posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds against Purdue in the title game (Nov. 29) ... Also named A-10 Player of the Week and ECAC South Player of the Week for her efforts ... Named A-10 Player of the Week for the second time for her performances against Memphis (15 points/14 rebounds on Dec. 15) and Saint Mary's (16 points/12 rebounds on Dec. 21) ... Earned her third A-10 Player of the Week nod for her efforts against Towson (18 points/8 rebounds/9-10 field goals on Dec. 31) and Dayton (24 points/17 rebounds on Jan. 4) ... Repeated as A-10 Player of the Week after games against Saint Joseph's (16 points/14 rebounds on Jan. 7) and Richmond (21 points/11 rebounds on Jan. 10) ... Garnered her third straight A-10 Player of the Week nod for her efforts against Rhode Island (10 points/18 rebounds/5 blocks on Jan. 15) and Massachusetts (13 points/10 rebounds on Jan. 18) ... Her 18 rebounds against URI were a career high and matched the 15th-highest single-game total in program history ... Named A-10 Player of the Week for the fourth straight week after games against Duquesne (22 points/17 rebounds on Jan. 21) and La Salle (12 points/16 rebounds on Jan. 24) ... Named USBWA National Player of the Week and earned her seventh A-10 Player of the Week award for her efforts against Davidson (12 points/13 rebounds on Feb. 5) and Dayton (18 points/18 rebounds on Feb. 8) ... Finished two assists shy of the third triple-double in program history (13 points/17 rebounds/8 assists) against St. Bonaventure (Feb. 15) ... Collected her 600th career rebound against the Bonnies ... Set a program record by shooting a perfect 10-for-10 against Fordham and finished with 22 points (Feb. 21) ... Scored 18 points in the second half against the Rams, including 16 in a five-minute stretch ... Scored a game-high 21 points with a career-high four three-pointers in the A-10 Championship game against Dayton (March 8) ... Scored 16 points in the second half, including nine straight in 55 seconds during GW's decisive 18-4 run ... Averaged 17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in three A-10 Championship games to earn Most Outstanding Player ... Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference First Team and All-Defensive Team ... Named Team MVP at the end-of-the-year banquet ... Named GW's Female Athlete of the Year at the Fourth Annual Georgey Awards ... Recognized on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List ... Led the Bahamian National Team to fifth place at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Senior Championship in July, averaging 17.2 points and a tournament-best 14.0 rebounds in five games ... Ranked second in the tournament in scoring and fifth in blocked shots (1.4 bpg) ... Recorded 23 points, 27 rebounds, five blocks and four assists in a 70-69 overtime victory over heavily favored Dominican Republic.
SOPHOMORE YEAR AT GW (2013-14)
Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Led GW with 14.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 44 blocks (1.9 bpg) in 23 contests after becoming eligible on Dec. 21 ... Only player in the A-10 to average a double-double on the year ... Shot 48.8 percent (140-for-287) from the floor and made 12-of-41 three-point attempts ... Her 250 rebounds on the year are the 12th-highest single-season total in program history ... Averaged team highs of 15.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 15 Atlantic 10 contests, shooting 53.0 percent (96-for-181) from the floor and 39.1 percent (9-for-23) from three-point range ... Led the A-10 in rebounding and defensive rebounds (7.6 rpg) in league games and ranked second in blocks, third in offensive rebounds (3.3 rpg), fifth in field goal percentage and eighth in scoring ... Notched a team-high 12 double-doubles and seven 20-point performances ... Led the A-10 with 14 double-figure rebounding games and ranked second with 12 double-doubles ... Scored in double figures 19 times and was GW's leading scorer eight times and leading rebounder 13 times ... Posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, connecting on 7-of-10 field goal attempts, in her GW debut against North Carolina A&T (Dec. 21) ... Scored the Colonials' first eight points against the Aggies and matched her then-career highs for points and field goals ... Had 15 points, 16 rebounds, three blocks and three assists against Bluefield State (Dec. 31) ... Recorded her third double-double with a then-career-high 21 points and 14 rebounds plus three blocks and three assists at Saint Joseph's on her 20th birthday (Jan. 5) ... Tallied her fourth double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds at Dayton (Jan. 16), followed by her fifth in eight games with 22 points and 16 rebounds at George Mason two days later (Jan. 18) ... Posted her sixth double-double with 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to go with three blocks at Massachusetts (Jan. 29) ... The 17 rebounds were the most by a Colonial since Brooke Wilson had 18 against Xavier on Feb. 18, 2012 ... Eleven of her 17 rebounds came on the offensive glass ... Named A-10 Player of the Week on Feb. 3 after averaging 18.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game and shooting 57.1 percent (16-for-27) against UMass and URI ... Notched her seventh double-double with 17 points and another 17 rebounds against VCU and added a career-high four assists (Feb. 13) ... Posted her eight double-double with 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting and 12 rebounds at Richmond (Feb. 22) ... Followed with her ninth double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds to go with three blocks at St. Bonaventure (Feb. 26) ... Closed the regular season with her 10th double-double, tallying 22 points on 10-of-20 shooting and 13 rebounds against No. 21 Dayton (March 1) ... Scored a career-high 30 points and added 16 rebounds against Saint Joseph's in the A-10 Championship quarterfinals (March 7), her fourth straight double-double and fifth in six games ... Made 11-of-22 field goal attempts against the Hawks and played 44 of 45 minutes in the overtime victory ... It was the 35th 30-point game ever by a Colonial ... Season-high four blocks against East Carolina in the first round of the WNIT (March 19) ... Twelfth and final double-double of the season came at Villanova in the second round of the WNIT with 16 points and 11 rebounds (March 23) ... Recorded 15 points, nine rebounds and a career-high three steals at USF in the third round of the WNIT (March 27) ... Recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the Fall 2013 semester.
FRESHMAN YEAR AT CLEMSON (2012-13)
Averaged 9.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in eight games before announcing her intent to transfer ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounds and blocks ... Shot 48.3 percent from the field ... Recorded double-doubles in her first two and last two games of the season ... Posted 14 points and a season-high 14 rebounds against South Florida in her second collegiate game (Nov. 13) ... Tallied 15 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high five blocked shots against Jacksonville (Dec. 2) ... Scored a season-high 17 points and matched her career best with 14 boards against South Carolina State in her final game with the Tigers (Dec. 9) ... Made 7-of-10 field goal attempts in each of her last two games ... Named to the ACC Preseason Newcomer Watch List by both the ACC head coaches and the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Led Riverdale Baptist to a 35-2 record, a National Christian High School championship and a No. 6 ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50 as a senior ... Ranked as the No. 17 overall prospect and No. 4 post player in her class by ESPN HoopGurlz ... Averaged 15.7 points and 15.6 rebounds per game as a senior ... 2012 Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year, Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year and Gazette Player of the Year ... Selected to play in the 2012 WBCA All-America Game ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Named to the All-Tournament Teams of the Nike Tournament of Champions and NACA Tournament ... Honor roll student.
Jonquel Orthea Jones ... Born Jan. 5, 1994 in Freeport, Bahamas ... Believed to be just the third Bahamian girls' basketball player ever to earn a Division I scholarship straight out of high school, following Yolett McPhee-McCuin (Florida Atlantic/Rhode Island) and Waltiea Rolle (North Carolina) ... Daughter of Ettamae and Preston Jones ... Has two brothers, David and Tino, and four sisters, Danielle, Niya, Juanita and Prestina ... Majoring in criminal justice.
|Points||30||vs. Saint Joseph's (A-10) (3/7/14)|
|Minutes||46||vs. #25/21 Iowa (11/27/15)|
|Field Goals Made||11||2x, Last vs. Saint Joseph's (A-10) (3/7/14)|
|Field Goals Attempted||26||at Dayton (1/10/16)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||5||at #15/10 Stanford (11/21/15)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||7||vs. Dayton (A-10) (3/8/15)|
|Free Throws Made||9||2x, Last vs. Villanova (12/13/15)|
|Free Throws Attempted||13||vs. Fordham (A-10) (3/7/15)|
|Rebounds||26*||vs. #25/21 Iowa (11/27/15)|
|Assists||8||vs. St. Bonaventure (2/15/15)|
|Blocks||7||2x, Last at #25 Duquesne (1/17/16)|
|Steals||5||vs. Massachusetts (1/20/16)|
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