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Jamail Jones

  • Number: 22
  • Nicknames: J.J. and Mellow
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6'6“
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Birthday: June 4, 1992
  • Hometown: Decatur, GA
  • High Schools: Greenforest Christian Academy (GA) / Montverde Academy (GA)
  • AAU Team: Hoop Planet

Green Forest Christian Academy

Competed his junior campaign in 2008-09 at Green Forest Christian Academy in Decatur, Ga. … Posted season averages of 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 3.0 blocks per game … The Eagles advanced to the state playoffs after capturing the regional title and concluded the year with an overall record of 26-4 … Named the region's most valuable player and he claimed the same accolade from his team … Helped the squad to a 16-9 overall record in 2007-08 and was named the program's offensive player of the year after contributing 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per contest … Earned a spot on the all-region team … Three-year letterwinner … Was tabbed to the all-region roster as a freshman and was also the squad's newcomer of the year.

Montverde Academy

Considered one of the nation's top prospects by several recruiting services … Ranked 53rd by ESPN.com's ESPNU 100 and 52nd by Rivals.com … played for Montverde Academy in Florida as a senior in 2009-10 … averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 3.0 assists per game … second on the roster in scoring … helped squad to a 25-5 overall record and a top-10 national ranking.

Marquette University

Committment

On August 16, 2009, Marquette recieved a verbal commitment from Jamail Jones. Jones had recieved offers from Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Virginia, and Xavier. Florida State and Kentucky showed interest as well despite not offering a scholarship.

2010-2011

Made his MU debut in the season opener vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 12) and was credited with one assist and one steal in eight minutes of action … Scored his first collegiate basket vs. South Dakota (Nov. 20) … Contributed a career-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, and recorded his first career block vs. Centenary (Dec. 18) … Pulled down a game- and career-high seven rebounds and added four points vs. Louisville (Mar. 10) in a career-high 17 minutes.

Personal

Born June 4, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga. … Son of Tyrone and Venda Jones … Youngest of five children … Father earned three letters in men's basketball (1984-86) at Alaska-Anchorage … majoring in sociology.


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