Jones to Continue Her Career with Indiana Women's Basketball
Jan. 11, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Georgie Jones, a 6-2 sophomore center from Marquette University, has signed a scholarship agreement to continue her collegiate career at Indiana University, IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced on Jan. 11. Jones is enrolled at Indiana this semester and will be eligible to play in January 2011.
"I believe that every kid deserves a second chance and we are so thankful that Georgie has decided to take her second chance with Indiana women's basketball," said Legette-Jack. "She's a young lady that can rebound with the best in the country. She runs the floor very well. She has already connected with our team and it's like they have all been Hoosier sisters for very a long time. We're glad to have Georgie as an addition to our Hoosier family."
Jones appeared in 37 games, starting in 19 at Marquette. Jones averaged 3.5 points and 4.9 rebounds for her career. In six games this season, she was second on the team in rebounds, pulling down 6.3 per game.
A native of St. Paul, Minn., Jones was a 2008 Associated Press First Team All-State selection and a finalist for Miss Basketball in the state of Minnesota. She was one of five student-athletes in the state to be awarded a Timberwolves Ten, an award based on basketball skill and community involvement. She was a four-time all-conference selection.
As a senior, Jones averaged a double-double with 12.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest. She finished her career at Central High School with 1,376 points, 1,121 rebounds and 341 blocks. He helped Central to back-to-back AAAA State Championships and was named to the AAAA All-Tournament Team. She also earned all-state honors her junior season after averaging 12.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game. In 2007, she helped Central to the AAAA State Championship and an undefeated 32-0 record.
Jones is the daughter of Harold and Darlene Jones-Scott and Eddie Jones. Her mother Darlene played basketball at Grambling State. Jones was a four-time honor roll student and graduated with honors from Central.
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