2020 Guard – 5’10
Columbia Heights/Howard Pulley
Jordan Jones individually had a wonderful year scoring at Columbia Heights. The five-foot ten-inch 2020 Senior scored in double figures in every game except two for 2019-20. In his final two section games he managed 69 points, a season high 37 in a win versus Mahtomedia, and 32 in a loss versus nationally ranked Minnehaha Academy.
Jones, a scoring guard by nature, contributed two assists per game for the season and almost two boards. Although he didn’t showcase securing too many assists or rebounds, Jones did have a six rebound, 5 assist game versus DeLaSalle that Height’s lost by one point. To compliment his scoring abilities, Jones used his speed to nab 2.4 steals per game.
While Jones awaits the next step, we chatted about the season, and a look at his recruitment.
Q: How did your season go this year?
A: Up and down. Winning streaks and losing streaks but individually it was great.
Q: Individually speaking, how do you think it went great?
A: I averaged 24 ppg, and had multiple 30 point games. Won all conference, All conference first-team, and won Tri-Metro Conference Player of the Year.
Q: Those are great individual accomplishments. What do you think you took away from this year the most?
A: That I have to keep my head high and have the same attitude and demeanor no matter if we’re winning or losing.
Q: Was it difficult to get everyone on the team to keep a good attitude during the tough stretches?
A: Sometimes, but not necessarily, because we all like playing with each other no matter if we are winning or losing.
Q: That’s good. Having teammates you enjoy to play with is the best. How’s your recruitment going?
A: No big school has reached out to me but JUCOs have talked to me. That’s pretty much it.
Q: Do you have plans to play any AAU this Spring to try to get any more interest?
A: I am definitely thinking about it.
Q: Those JUCOs that have reached out, any schools specifically? Any of them offer you?
A: NIACC and NDSCS have offered.