MSU Players: UALR Postgame Comments
Honors: Missouri State Defensive MVP (2009)...Missouri State Team Captain (2010, 2011).
At Missouri State: One of the Lady Bears' top defenders, Jasmine Malone returns for her final season in Maroon and White looking to build on a breakthrough offensive junior campaign. The San Antonio native's leadership and athleticism will once again help drive the Lady Bears attack on both ends of the floor.
2010-11: Malone started all 33 games in which she played, averaging a career-best 9.9 points and 5.2 boards per outing...Finished third on the squad in scoring and 20th in the Missouri Valley Conference...Ranked fourth in the MVC in free throw percentage (.854) and ninth in steals (1.8)...Her 58 assists and 58 steals both rated second on the team...Averaged 11.1 points and shot .912 from the foul line in the 22 MSU wins in which she played...Shared team high-rebounding honors in the Lady Bears' season-opening win vs. Lamar (Nov. 12) with eight...Recorded her first career double-double of 18 points/10 rebounds to help the Lady Bears knock off Eastern Michigan (Dec. 3)...Averaged 14.4 points and posted seven straight double-figure scoring games to help MSU go 6-1 from Dec. 9-Jan. 2; shot .463 (37-of-80) from the field and 19-of-20 (.950) from the charity stripe over the same stretch...Totaled 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals to lead the Lady Bears to a 67-61 victory at Coppin State (Dec. 17)...Connected on 3-of-6 tries from three-point range en route to scoring 16 points against 20th-ranked Georgetown (Dec. 19)...Posted her seventh straight double-figure scoring effort Jan. 2 vs. Evansville, finishing with 14 points, six boards and four assists...Registered a career high for assists (6) and matched her personal best for steals (5) at Drake (Jan. 29)...Turned in her second double-double at Indiana State (Feb. 10) with a 12-point, 10-board effort...Scored a career-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Drake (Feb. 25)...Registered 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in an 80-61 win at Evansville (March 3).
2009-10: Malone made strides on the offensive end of the court in her sophomore campaign, upping her three-point field goal percentage from .193 to .333 while contributing 7.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per outing... Led the Lady Bears with seven boards in their 79-55 season-opening loss to Georgetown (Nov. 14)...Turned in a career game on her 20th birthday, totaling a season-best 19 points to go along with eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks in MSU's 75-59 win over Saint Louis (Nov. 18)...Tallied 12 points and a team-high six boards in the Lady Bears' 93-81 loss at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 29)...Posted a 14-point, 8-rebound effort to help the Lady Bears defeat Tulsa, 88-73 (Dec. 8)...Came up big for MSU in a six-point win over Murray State (Dec. 16), scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds...Recorded another solid afternoon in MSU's 99-81 win at Oral Roberts (Dec. 19), scoring 15 points, while grabbing a team-high seven rebounds and distributing four assists...Returned to action at Creighton (Jan. 9) after missing two games with a sprained ankle...Tallied 15 points and a team-high six boards off the bench in MSU's rout of Evansville (Jan. 30)...Scored 16 points by hitting a career high eight free throws in eight attempts in MSU's 69-58 win at Indiana State (Feb. 12)...Totaled 13 points on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range in an 83-60 win over Evansville (Feb. 28).
2008-09: Malone started the last 26 games of the year and finished as the Lady Bears' fifth-leading scorer and rebounder as a freshman...Scored five points, handed out two assists and recorded a team-high five steals in her MSU debut, a 67-64 setback at SEMO (Nov. 14)...Tallied eight points at Tulsa (Nov. 19)...Scored seven points, recorded two blocks and two steals to go along with a team-high nine rebounds vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 26)...Played 29 minutes at SLU (Nov. 29), finishing with seven points and five rebounds in a 68-53 setback...Scored 11 points and handed out three assists in MSU's 77-70 loss to Western Kentucky (Dec. 7)...Led the Lady Bears with 18 points in a 72-57 loss to DePaul (Dec. 10)...Pulled down nine rebounds and recorded three assists in MSU's win over UALR (Dec. 14) that snapped a five-game losing streak...Notched her third double-digit scoring effort of the season with an 11-point performance in MSU's 82-63 win over Stephen F. Austin (Dec. 19)...Scored 13 points, pulled down six rebounds and recorded three steals in MSU's 68-59 loss to Bradley (Jan. 4)...Turned in game highs of eight rebounds and three steals vs. Creighton (Feb. 6)...Posted a career-best 10 rebounds and registered a game-high four steals against Drake (Feb. 8)...Led MSU with 15 points in a 53-40 win at Indiana State (Feb. 14); hit a career-best three three-pointers in the victory...Totaled 17 points on a career-best eight field goals to go along with team-highs of eight rebounds and five steals in MSU's 80-67 win over Evansville (Feb. 27)...Led MSU in steals (1), assists (3) and rebounds (6) to go along with a seven-point effort at UNI (March 7).
Background: Malone averaged 16 points and 4.4 steals per game as a senior for Antonian College Preparatory in San Antonio, Texas...Earned first-team All-TAPPS 2-6A recognition as a senior...Averaged 16 points and seven boards as a junior at Cornerstone Christian High in San Antonio, Texas, before transferring back to Antonian, where she earned all-state recognition as a freshman and sophomore playing for coach Breck Ross...Rated the 23rd-best guard and the 73rd overall prospect in the class of 2008 by HoopGurlz.com...Played AAU ball for TeamXPress.
Personal: Jasmine Nicole Malone is the daughter of Arthur Malone and Robin D. Wilson, and the step-daughter of Michelle Malone and Terry Wilson...Born in San Antonio, Texas...Has two brothers, A.J. and Brandon, and one sister, Ava...Will turn 22 in November...Plans to pursue a career in sports marketing.