WBB Alumna Check-In
Jones and Washington shining overseas; Schaible and Jackson honored by high school programs
With the 2017-18 Colonials idle from competition for final exams this week, it is a good time to check in on a quartet of recent graduates.
Jonquel Jones - Connecticut Sun (WNBA), Shanxi Xing Ru (WCBA)
Jones will be the first to tell you that her experience in Korea during the winter of 2016-17 directly led to a breakout WNBA season in 2017. She was named the WNBA's Most Improved Player after leading the league in rebounding (11.9) and finishing ranked in the top-15 in scoring (15.4). Not to be forgotten, she put on an outstanding WNBA All-Star Game performance where she finished with a game-high 24 points, nine rebounds and a highlight-reel slam dunk.
It is not surprising that the Freeport, Bahamas, native is back in Asia this winter and is stuffing the stat sheet for Shanxi Xing Ru of the WCBA. The Flames are 7-4 to start the season with Jones averaging monster numbers of 26.3 points, 18.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Caira Washington - Ciudad De Los Adelantados (Liga Femenina-2)
Washington is off to a fine start in her debut professional season with Ciudad De Los Adelantados in Tenerife, Spain. Across the first 11 games of the season, she is averaging 11.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the field. Her team is off to a 7-4 start.
In her most recent outing on December 9, Washington posted a 28-point, 12-rebound double-double in a 70-47 win over Magectias Contra Violencia Genero.
Schaible is set to be inducted in the Dr. Phillips High School Hall of Fame in May 2018 after having a monumental impact during her scholastic playing career. Before arriving at GW and scoring over 1,000 points on the way to three Atlantic 10 Championships, two tournament titles and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, Schaible was rewriting the record books in basketball, flag football and volleyball at Dr. Phillips.
On the court she was the catalyst of three consecutive State Championships team (2011-13) and two National Tournament titles while earning a pair of MVP honors (2011, 2013) and All-State honors.
On the field, she was an outstanding flag football player. She served as Dr. Phillips' quarterback and safety, earning Flag Football Player of the Year all four years of High School. She led the team to the state championship and was the top player in the state of Florida as a sophomore.
She is the only player in the history of the school to lead two different varsity teams to a state title in the same year.
Former standout point guard Danni Jackson recently had her high school number retired at Forest Park High School. Jackson, who is only the second Colonial ever with 1,000 points and 500 assists in a career, poured in 1,797 career points in four seasons at Forest Park. She led the Bruins to the state title in 2006 and a runner-up fnish in 2008. She was a First Team All-Met pick by The Washington Post when she averaged 23.5 points (second most in DC Metro Area).
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