UALR M Basketball BIO
24 Rashad Jones-Jennings
Noteworthy: The nation’s top returning rebounder in 2006-07 ... A preseason All-America candidate ... One of only eight returning Division-I players to have averaged a double-double in 2005-06.
2005-06 (As a Junior): Third-Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection ... Ended the year ranked third nationally in rebounding with a Sun Belt-best 11.3 boards per game average ... Trailed only Louisiana Tech’s Paul Millsap (13.3 rpg) and Hartford’s Kenny Adeleke (13.1 rpg) ... Established a new Sun Belt record by grabbing 30 rebounds against UAPB on Dec. 13 — the highest single-game rebounding total by a Division-I player during the 2005-06 season ... Added a season-high 23 points against the Golden Lions for one of his 12 double-doubles on the year ... His efforts against UAPB earned him the Sun Belt Player-of-the-Week award on Dec. 20 ... Was the second-leading scorer on the team at 12.2 points per game, which placed him 17th in the Sun Belt ... Ranked 10th in the Sun Belt in blocks per game (0.76) and fourth in minutes per game (33.97) ... Also averaged a league-best 3.59 offensive rebounds per game ... Led the Trojans in rebounding, minutes played (985), minutes per game, blocked shots (22), total points (355), field goals made (120), free throws made (115) and free throw attempts (190) ... Reached double figures in points 22 times and grabbed 10-or-more rebounds on 15 occasions ... Posted four-straight double-doubles from Dec. 10-22 ... Scored in double figures seven-consecutive games from Dec. 10-Jan. 5 ... Led the team in scoring or tied for the team lead 10 times on the year, including a team-high 17 points in UALR’s 72-55 win over North Texas at the Sun Belt Tournament (3/3/06) ... Opened his UALR career with an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double at Appalachian State (11/18/05) ... Was the game’s leading rebounder in contests at Michigan State (12/3/05) and Illinois (12/5/05), outrebounding the Spartans’ Paul Davis and the Illini’s James Augustine ... His eight rebounds against MSU helped the Trojans to a 29-25 rebounding edge ... Played all 40 minutes against Idaho State (12/30/05) in Utah State’s Gossner Foods Classic, finishing with 17 points and 12 boards ... Was the only Trojan named to the Gossner Classic’s All-Tournament Team ... Collected 19 rebounds against North Texas on Jan. 19 ... Mentioned in the Jan. 23rd issue of Sports Illustrated as one of five big men in the country flying under the radar ... Was named the preseason Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year by CBS Sportsline.com.
Chattanooga State CC: Earned NJCAA Division-I Third-Team All-American honors after ranking second nationally in rebounds per game with an average of 14.0 ... Also contributed 16.3 points per game (eighth in the TJCAA) to lead the Tigers to a 21-6 record and second place finish in the East Division after going 12-4 in league play ... His play earned him the TJCAA and Eastern Division Most-Valuable-Player awards, as well as a spots on the All-TJCAA Team and the All-Eastern Division squad ... Named Region VII Most Valuable Player, which encompasses all of Tenn. and Ky. ... Put together back-to-back 20-20 double-doubles in his final year at Chattanooga, posting a 25-point, 21-rebound effort against Southwest Tennessee Community College (11/19/04) and then following that up the next day with a 21-point, 23-rebound showing against Dyersburg State Community College (11/20/04) ... Earned All-Conference honors in both of his seasons at Chattanooga State ... Played under head coach Jay Price.
Howard School of A&T: Averaged 10 points and 12 rebounds per game ... Helped Howard to three district championships, two regional championships and two appearances in the state tournament ... Named to the All-Regional Tournament team ... Was also given the team’s best defender award ... An honor roll student who graduated with a 3.3 grade point average.
Personal: Full name is Rashad Jamal Jones-Jennings ... Son of Valentina Jones ... Born Aug. 31, 1984 in