Men's Basketball



    12 Verdell Jones III  
    Verdell Jones III

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Champaign, Illinois

    High School:
    Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 195

    Position:
    Guard

    Experience:
    4L


    11/21/2014

    #IUBB Game 4 Preview: Lamar University

    A preview of the third game of the Hoosiers Showcase against Lamar on Saturday in Assembly Hall

    11/19/2014

    #IUBB Game 3 Preview: No. 22/23 SMU

    Indiana hosts the Mustangs on Thursday as part of the Hoosiers Showcase

    11/16/2014

    #IUBB Game 2 Preview: Texas Southern

    The Hoosiers will host Texas Southern in the first of four games as part of the Hoosiers Showcase

    11/13/2014

    #IUBB Game 1 Preview: Mississippi Valley State

    Notes, quotes and links as the Hoosiers prepare to open the season on Friday at 7 p.m.

    11/09/2014

    Indiana Welcomes UIndy For Exhibition Game

    The game tips off at 7 p.m. on BTN

    03/09/2012

    AP Photos: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 Indiana

    AP Photos: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 Indiana

    02/22/2012

    Indiana 75, N.C. Central 56 - AP Photos

    Cody Zeller had 17 points and seven rebounds and Victor Oladipo scored 16 points.

    02/19/2012

    AP Photos: No. 18 Indiana at Iowa

    AP Photos: No. 18 Indiana at Iowa

    02/01/2012

    AP Photos: No. 20 Indiana at No. 23 Michigan

    AP Photos: No. 20 Indiana at No. 23 Michigan

    01/29/2012

    Indiana 103, Iowa 89 - AP Photos

    Indiana vs. Iowa - AP Photos

    68 Career Double Figure Scoring Games • 16 Career Games of 20 points or More

    Ranked 23rd on the school's all-time scoring list upon graduation

    2011-12 (SENIOR)
    Finished his career 23rd on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,347 points ... ninth all-time at IU with 389 assists ... played in 30 games and started 23 ... missed NCAA Tournament due to right knee injury ... distributed a game-high seven assists and scored seven points against Stony Brook ... converted on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 from the foul line for 16 points against Chattanooga ... also tallied four steals, three boards, two assists and a block vs. the Mocs ... led Indiana with 17 points and seven assists at Evansville ... collected 11 points, four rebounds and three assists against Savannah State ... added three points but also had three rebounds and four assists against Gardner-Webb ... tallied two points, four rebounds and one assist against Butler ... scored seven points and came away with three steals at NC State ... registered 11 points, four assists and a pair of rebounds against Stetson ... drove and kicked out to Christian Watford for the buzzer-beating 3-pointer assist to beat No. 1 Kentucky ... totaled eight points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal vs. the Wildcats ... registered four points and six rebounds against Notre Dame ... compiled 12 points, seven assists, four rebounds and a steal against Howard ... only saw action in the first half before a hip flexor injury just before halftime forced him to miss the entire second half against UMBC ... scored 11 points and had three assists against Michigan State ... posted 14 points, three rebounds and two steals in the win over Ohio State ... contributed eight points, a team-high six assists, two rebounds and a steal against Michigan ... had five points, four rebounds and six assists at Penn State ... registered seven points, two rebounds and two assists at Ohio State ... played a solid all-around game at Nebraska, scoring four points, grabbing six rebounds and handing out five assists to just one turnover ... scored 12 points - all in the first half - at Wisconsin ... notched 14 points, nine assists, two boards and a block against Iowa ... played just 12 minutes before injuring his right shoulder just before halftime and did not return of the second half ... also missed the game at Purdue with the shoulder injury ... returned from injury and scored six of IU's eight points in the last four minutes to beat Northwestern ... added four assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block in 18 minutes vs. the Wildcats ... scored nine points in 16 minutes off the bench against North Carolina Central ... came off the bench and tallied 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block at Minnesota ... poured in 12 points and grabbed four rebounds off the bench against No. 5 Michigan State ... tallied seven points, two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals against Purdue ... played six minutes against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament before tearing the ACL in his right knee.

    2010-11 (JUNIOR)
    Played in 28 games and started 24 ... scored seven points, had two assists and a steal in 22 minutes against Florida Gulf Coast in the season opener ... buried 11-of-14 field goal attempts, including both from beyond the 3-point arc to score 27 points against Wright State ... also posted six boards, three steals and two assists versus the Raiders ... posted four assists and three steals against Mississippi Valley State ... buried 7-of-10 field goals en route to 18 points against Evansville ... also contributed three steals, three assists and two boards versus the Purple Aces ... recorded four points, two assists and a steal against North Carolina Central ... led the Hoosiers with 24 points - including 10-of-11 at the free throw line - against Northwestern State ... had a great all-around game at Boston College, scoring 11 points, handing out four assists and pulling down five boards ... led the team with 18 points and eight rebounds while also handing out three assists in the victory over Savannah State ... was not in the starting lineup at No. 16 Kentucky due to an ankle injury, but did play 18 minutes off the bench and had five points and five assists ... played 18 minutes off the bench against South Carolina State and dropped 13 points and three assists ... posted seven points, two assists and two steals against Northern Iowa ... scored 15 points, going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc, to go along with three assists against Penn State ... added nine points, three rebounds and four assists against No. 2 Ohio State ... connected for 13 points, three rebounds and two assists at No. 21 Minnesota ... scored 10 points, four rebounds and nine assists at Northwestern ... converted on 9-of-10 field goal attempts, totaling 24 points against Michigan ... also contributed four assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes played versus Michigan ... contributed 15 points, six rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes at No. 18 Wisconsin ... did not play in three games due to inflammation in his right knee ... returned from an injury to score 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds against Minnesota ... posted five boards, two assists, two steals and two points against Iowa ... registered 10 points, to rebounds at Purdue ... scored 12 points and dished out five assists at Michigan ... scored a team-high 18 points, dished out six assists and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe against Northwestern ... compiled 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals against Purdue ... led the team with 14 points, four rebounds and three assists at No. 2 Ohio State ... added 18 points and five rebounds in 38 minutes vs. Wisconsin ... led team with 12 points and seven rebounds, to along with two assists, at Illinois ... had seven points, two assists and two steals in the Big Ten Tournament against Penn State.

    2009-10 (SOPHOMORE)
    Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the conference media ...one of two players to start all 31 games ... led the team with 463 points (14.9/game) and was second with 105 assists ... ranked amongst the Big Ten elite in scoring (14.9, 11th), assists (3.4, ninth), free throw shooting (.758, 12th) and assists/turnovers ratio (1.2, 13th) ... brought his scoring to another level during conference play, averaging 16.7 points (6th) ... scored 10 points and dished out eight assists against Grace College in an exhibition game ... Poured in 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and handed out three assists against Saint Joseph's College in the second exhibition game ... posted nine points and two assists in 22 minutes against Howard ... compiled 13 points, three steals, two assists and two rebounds against USC-Upstate ... had 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting against Ole Miss in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Tipoff in Puerto Rico ... dropped in 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting along with five rebounds and six assists against Boston University ... scored 13 points, handed out four assists and had three steals against George Mason ... had eight points, four rebounds and four assists against Northwestern State ... corralled 10 rebounds to go along with six points and three assists against Maryland ... led Indiana with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting against Pitt while also matching his career-high of three blocked shots ... recorded six points, two assists and a steal against Kentucky ... tallied seven points, four rebounds and three assists against North Carolina Central ... scored 14 points and swatted three blocks against Loyola (Md.) ... scored 15 points (5-of-8 from the field) and dished out seven assists against Bryant ... did it all against Michigan, compiling 20 points, eight boards, five assists and three steals ... tallied 22 points, sinking seven field goals and seven of eight free throw attempts at Ohio State ... compiled 13 points, four rebounds and four assists against Illinois ... scored seven points and tied a career high with 10 rebounds ... dropped in 24 points, knocking down 13 free throws in the process, against Minnesota ... also recorded seven rebounds and three assists versus the Gophers ... posted 14 points, four rebounds and four assists at Penn State ... scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and blocked two shots against Iowa ... poured in 22 points and dished out five assists at Illinois ... scored 22 points while shooting 8-of-17 from the field against Purdue ... also contributed six boards, four assists, a block and a steal versus the Boilermakers ... poured in 28 points at Northwestern, shooting 7-of-14 from the field and 12-of-13 from the charity stripe ... also chipped in five rebounds, six assists, a block and steal versus the Wildcats ... recorded 11 points, four rebounds and three assists against Ohio State ... put up 11 points and four assists at Wisconsin ... put up 20 points, hitting 4-of-9 from the field and 11-of-12 from the charity stripe, against Michigan State ... posted 10 points, five boards and three assists at Minnesota ... posted eight points, three boards, three assists, a block and a steal against Wisconsin ... shot 7-of-10 from the floor and knocked down all eight free throw attempts for 22 points at Iowa ... led Indiana with 15 points at Purdue, to go along with four assists and four rebounds ... scored 18 points with six assists and five rebounds in a career-high 41 minutes in overtime victory over Northwestern.

    2008-09 (FRESHMAN)
    Played in 28 games and started 25... finished second on the team averaging 11.0 points per game... led the team with 100 assists which was 10th in the Big Ten... averaged 15.6 points over the last 10 games and 11.9 points in Big Ten play... was third in tconference games only at 3.5 assists... stuffed the stat sheet in his collegiate debut with 18 points, 10 via a 10-for-13 effort from the foul line, four rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals against Northwestern State ... dished out three assists and scored a bucket vs. IUPUI ... scored eight points and went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe against Notre Dame ... netted eight points, pulled down two boards and picked up two steals against Saint Joseph's ... went 6-for-10 from the field en route to 13 points and four assists against Chaminade ... played just eight minutes before sustaining an injury against Cornell ... did not play at Wake Forest, against Gonzaga or TCU due to his injury against Cornell ... returned from his injury to score six points and grab three rebounds at Kentucky ... recorded two points, two assists, two blocks and a steal against Northeastern ... converted on 6-of-8 field goal attempts for 13 points against Lipscomb ... also recorded three assists and a steal versus the Bison ... scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in 32 minutes at Iowa ... did it all against Michigan, recording 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks ... scored 10 points, pulled down four points and dished out three assists in a return to his hometown of Champaign, Ill., against Illinois ... poured in 12 points and grabbed four caroms at Ohio State ... recorded eight points, four assists, three rebounds and a steal against Penn State ... recorded seen points, two rebounds and two assists against Minnesota ... handed out seven assists and scored 14 points at Northwestern ... did it all against Ohio State with nine points, six rebounds (five offensive), six assists and a steal ... distributed six assists and scored four points against Iowa ... led the Hoosiers with 13 points, going 8-for-10 from the line at Michigan State ... matched his career high with 18 points and went 8-for-8 from the line with seven assists at Minnesota ... stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, five boards, three assists, two steals and a block against Illinois ... scored a team-high 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting against Wisconsin ... also passed out three assists versus the Badgers... led the team again with 16 points at Purdue... made seven of 12 field goal attempts... also had five assist and five rebounds ... passed out six assists to go along with six points and three boards against Northwestern ... was 6-for-10 from the field for 16 points at Penn State ... also tallied eight assists and five rebounds versus the Nittany Lions ... became the first Hoosier since Earl Calloway (11/13/06) to lead the team in scoring, rebounding and assists in the same game when he paced IU with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists against Michigan State ... posted a career-high 23 points, hitting 7-of-10 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the foul line in 33 minutes at Wisconsin ... matched his career high with 23 points against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament ... went 4-4 from three and 5-5 from the free throw line against the Nittany Lions.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    A 2008 graduate of Champaign (Illinois) Central High School ... ESPN.com had him ranked 28th among senior point guards nationally, while Scout.com ranked him as the 30th best ... was rated as the 127th best prospect overall in the country ... was the Champaign News-Gazette Area Player of the Year and an All-State choice as a senior ... a three-year starter as a prep, he averaged 17.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 6.5 assists for Coach Scott Davis as a senior and led the Maroons to the Class 3A semifinals ... was named to the Associated Press Class 3A all-state first team after leading his squad to a 25-8 mark and a third-place finish in the Class AAA Tournament ... shot 46.8% percent from the field, 31 percent from three-point range and 75.3 percent from the free-throw line ... finished his career with 602 assists, ranking him sixth on the state of Illinois' all-time list ... as a junior, he averaged 18.6 points, nine assists and four rebounds and earned all-area and all-state mention ... was most valuable player of the Royal Shootout ... named all-tournament at both the Great Florida Shootout and the Trusted Choice Tournament of Champions ... once earned national acclaim as an eighth grader for making an 80-foot shot in helping his middle school to an eighth grade state title ... son of Verdell and Sheila Jones ... majoring in sport communication broadcast ... born June 25, 1989.

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