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Chris Jones
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Chris Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Melrose/Oak Ridge Military Academy

Last College:
NW Florida State College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
G

Experience:
1L


12/14/2014

No. 4 Louisville Defeats UNC-Wilmington, 68-57

Montrezl Harrell led the team with 19 points and 17 rebounds in win over the Seahawks.

11/26/2014

No. 6 Louisville Outlasts Cleveland State, 45-33

Montrezl Harrell led the Cardinals with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

11/22/2014

Louisville Takes Down Marshall, 85-67

Chris Jones scored 18 points and backcourt mate Terry Rozier added 17.

11/09/2014

Men's Basketball Defeats Bellarmine 82-57 in Final Exhibition Game

Montrezl Harrell leads four Cardinals in double figures

10/26/2014

White Team Wins 89-86 Over Red Team

White team wins the second scrimmage over the red team 89-86 on Sunday afternoon

12/20/2014

Louisville at Western Kentucky (USATSI)

Louisville men's basketball

12/14/2014

LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL v UNCW

Louisville Men's Basketball v UNCW

12/14/2014

No. 4 Men's Basketball vs. UNC-Wilmington (USA Today)

No. 4 Men's Basketball vs. UNC-Wilmington; photos by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

12/09/2014

Louisville vs. Indiana

Louisville vs. Indiana men's basketball

12/05/2014

LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL v FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL

Louisville Men's Basketball v Florida International

Junior Year:

  • Louisville's fourth-leading scorer (10.2), producing at least 15 points in eight games. He hit at least one 3-pointer in 25 of his 33 games.
  • Scored 11 points against both Manhattan and Saint Louis in the NCAA Tournament. He finished the NCAA Tournament with 28 points, five steals, and just four turnovers in 89 minutes (11-of-12 free throws).
  • Named to the AAC All-Championship Team after averaging 11.0 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.0 steals in 3 games.
  • Finished with 18 points, with a season-tying best four 3-pointers, four assists, and a season-tying six steals against Rutgers. He had 12 games with at least three steals as a junior.
  • Totaled double-digit points in six of his final eight games. He averaged 11.5 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.6 steals, while shooting 50 percent (15 of 30) from 3 and 85.2 percent (23 of 27) from the free throw line over that time.
  • Gathered 73 steals, leading the AAC and ranking 20th nationally in steals per game (2.2).
  • Had one of his best performances of the year, totaling a season-high 21 points at SMU.
  • Compiled nine points, a season-best eight assists, and four steals vs. Temple.
  • Played 23 minutes and scored six points against Cincinnati after a three-game absence due to a strained muscle on his right side.
  • Scored 15 of his 18 points against Kentucky in the first half and totaled three 3s with two assists and one steal.
  • Scored nine points against Missouri State after missing the Western Kentucky game with a sprained right wrist.
  • Finished with 19 points and two assists in the win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
  • Had 20 points against North Carolina, while knocking down a season-best matching four 3s.
  • Scored 18 points, matching a season-best four 3-pointers, in just 23 minutes against Southern Miss.
  • Was credited with his first turnover of the year against Cornell, playing 67 minutes without committing a turnover. He finished with only 47 turnovers in 33 games (845 minutes).

Before Joining the Cardinals:

  • Honored as the 2013 National Junior College Division I Player of the Year by the NABC, was a two-time first-team NJCAA All-American and was twice named Panhandle Conference Player of the Year
  • Averaged 21.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.0 steals as a sophomore in leading Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla. to a 30-4 record and the second consecutive national runner-up position. He ranked fifth in the nation in scoring and seventh in steals.
  • Led Northwest Florida to a combined 62-6 record in two seasons there.
  • Helped Northwest Florida recover from a 17-point deficit in the last 3 1/2 minutes to beat New Mexico 88-87 in overtime in the second round of the NJCAA Championships, scoring 27 points and handing out seven assists. It was one of four victories in which the Raiders recovered from at least a 19-point second-half deficit to win.
  • Scored 49 points in an overtime victory over Lee (Texas) College on Nov. 24, 2012, including a 75-footer at the buzzer for the victory after rebounding a missed free throw. He also hit another buzzer-beating game-winner later in the season against Pensacola State.
  • Averaged 18.0 points, 4.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game as a freshman at Northwest Florida State, earning first team NCJAA All-America honors after leading Northwest Florida to a 32-2 record and a national runner-up finish.
  • A top 50 prospect as a senior at Melrose (Tenn.) High School, Jones originally signed with Tennessee in the same class as former Cardinal Kevin Ware before opting for the junior college route.
  • Rated as the nation's 10th-best point guard in high school by ESPN, Rivals and Scout, and the No. 39 prospect overall by Rivals.
  • Averaged 20.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game as a junior in leading Melrose to the Tennessee Class AAA state title and a No. 15 finish in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 national rankings. He earned first-team all-state honors and was the state tournament MVP after scoring 35 points in the championship game. He scored 1,402 in three high school seasons.
  • Transferred for his senior year to Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy, where he averaged 22.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.8 steals.
  • Also considered Memphis, Kansas, Baylor, Florida State and Oklahoma State before his commitment to the Cardinals.

Personal:

  • Born July 3, 1991 ... Son of Christy Jones ... Has three siblings (Charisma, Charity, Chasmine) ... Major is communication.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to win a national championship.
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was connecting on a 75-foot, game-winning shot as a sophomore.
  • Enjoys playing horse shoes and pool in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL to be "closer to home, Louisville has great coaches and fans, and the team is a brotherhood."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "no matter how small you are, you can make it."
  • Most proud of his family.
  • His high school coach Jermain Johnson has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels Denzel Washington would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is a poster of Allen Iverson.
  • Among reality shows, he feels he would fare best on Real Husbands of LA.
  • Wearing No. 3 because he loves the number and has been wearing it throughout his basketball career.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: everything.
  • Few people know that he likes to sing in the shower.
  • Would most like to meet Allen Iverson.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: LeBron James
  • Athlete, other than a basketball player: Roger Federer
  • NBA Team: Miami Heat
  • Movies: He Got Game, Love and Basketball
  • TV Shows: The Game
  • Actor: Kevin Hart
  • Comedian: Kevin Hart
  • TV Sports Personality: Shaquille O'Neal
  • Musical Groups/Singers: Future
  • Subject: English
  • Web Site: YouTube
  • Foods: wings
  • Midnight Snack: chips
  • Vacation spot: Miami
  • Best Player Ever Faced: John Wall, Derrick Rose
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