|Isiah Jones - 23
Freshman Season (2011-12)
Forced to sit out rookie season due to an NCAA ruling ... began practicing with the team following the first semester ... earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com who can play both the point guard and shooting guard positions ... came to UAB after spending two seasons at Christian Life Academy, a prep school near Houston, Texas ... during his prep season in 2010-11, Jones helped lead his team to a record of 21-4, as he averaged 21 points, five assists and four rebounds per contest ... as a senior at Christian Life, he helped the team to a record of 32-1 and the National Post Graduate Athletic Association (NPGAA) high school division national championship ... averaged 14 points, five assists and two steals per contest, that season ... was rated as one of the top 15 seniors in the city of Houston by RCSsports.com ... was considered one of the top players in the state of Illinois while attending Mounds Meridien High School near Carbondale, Ill., where he was a three-year starter ... averaged 17.8 points and seven assists a game as a junior (2008-09) and made 92 3-pointers ... earned Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 1A all-state recognition ... was also tabbed as an Illinois Associated Press second-team all-state honoree that season, as he helped lead the Bobcats to a 26-4 overall record ... began playing on the school's varsity team while in middle school.
Full name is Isiah Maurice Jones ... born Oct. 4, 1991, in Carbondale, Ill. ... has not declared a major ... the son of Ozell Jones and Lisa Tabb ... goes by the nickname of "Hoopy" ... intended academic major is sport in society ... has five siblings which includes three brothers (Curtis, Corey and Josh) and three sisters (Sophia, Cherika and Sasha) ... also had interest from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, North Texas and TCU.