At Missouri State
A 2009 Missouri Class 4 all-state performer who has tremendous athleticism, quickness and ability to get to the rim, Jones singed a National Letter of Intent to attend Missouri State on Nov. 12, 2008 ... He is a swing forward who can fill a variety of roles this season while he gains experience at the college level.
Three-year standout for coach Michael Brown at Miller Career Academy in St. Louis ... Led Phoenix to first-ever trip to Missouri Class 4 final four in 2009 ... Team finished fourth with a 17-13 record ... Averaged 24.0 points and 3.8 rebounds as a senior ... He made 55 three-pointers in 2008-09 and made good on 74.8 percent of his free throws (116-for-155) ... Was a consensus Missouri first-team all-state player as a senior and finished second among all St. Louis players in scoring average ... Posted a 65-point outing in a five-overtime game on 1/9/09 against Gateway, and a 35-point game on 2/3/09 on 12-of-14 shooting ... Earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch First-Team All-Metro Honors as a senior ... Played alongside fellow MSU signee Keith Pickens in Ramey Basketball All-Star Game after his senior season and scored a game-high 27 points in a 107-93 win for the Missouri team over the Chicago All-Stars ... Was a Rivals.com two-star recruit as a senior ... In 2007-08, he averaged 17.9 points and 5.3 rebounds as a junior ... Was an all-conference and second-team all-state performer, earning Post-Dispatch All-Metro honorable mention ... Named to all-tournament teams at Kickapoo and MICDS tournaments as a junior ... Scored 13.9 points and grabbed 8.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore ... Earned all-tournament honors at MICDS Christmas Touranment in 2006-07 .... Was invited to the Nike Top 100 Hoop Jamboree ... Recorded his first dunk in eighth grade ... Played AAU basketball for the St. Louis Eagles.
Jerome V. Jones was born 6/30/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Jerome and Tanasha Jones of St. Louis ... Has a brother, Jaronn, and sister Indea ... Undecided on academic major ... Wants to pursue a career in real estate after college ... Recruited by assistant coach Jon Harris ... Enjoys watching TV show Martin ... Most memorable basketball moment was his 65-point outing his senior season at Miller Career Academy.