Key reserve on UAB team which finished 22-11 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... earned first start and scored five points at Houston (3/5) ... scored nine points an tied a career-high with five rebounds at TCU (2/12) ... had season-high 12 points and career-high tying four assists against Alabama A&M (12/28) ... hit career-high five free-throws against Belmont (12/15) ... returned home to Oklahoma with 11 points and four rebounds at Oklahoma State (12/10) ... second leading scorer against Louisiana Tech (11/29) with 10 points behind a pair of three-point shots ... scored nine points and grabbed five boards off the bench in the win over VCU (11/27).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003-04)
Key reserve for UAB team which advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament ... competed in 29 games during season ... averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds per contest ... scored 10 points and added two steals in 14 minutes vs. Marshall (12/30) ... had seven points and two steals in 15 minutes of action against La. Tech (12/23) ... collected nine points, three rebounds and four assists in win over Alabama A&M (12/20) ... had 10 points and two assists in win over VCU (12/18) ... scored eight points and added two rebounds and two assists in 11 minutes of action vs. Georgia Southern (11/24).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03)
Breakout rookie season for UAB team which advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT ... played in 33 games, starting once ... averaged 7.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 16.1 minutes per contest ... made first career start and collected six points and four rebounds in 24 minutes vs. Cincinnati ... scored in double figures in eight contests during season ... led UAB to a victory in its Conference USA opener against South Florida (1/8) with a career-high 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting ... matched career-high with 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Memphis (2/15) ... went 3-of-4 from three-point range, scored 14 points and played a career-best 26 minutes in victory over Air Force in opening round of Sierra Providence SunClassic (12/27) ... added seven points and two rebounds in 18 minutes in SunClassic championship game against Columbia ... had 11 points and went 3-of-5 from three-point range in 20 minutes at UNLV (11/27) ... accounted for a team-high 14 points in 19 minutes in win over Houston (1/11) ... scored four points and four rebounds in 18 minutes in first collegiate game against Birmingham-Southern ... tallied 11 points and three rebounds in overtime win at TCU (2/18).
Four-year letterwinner at Douglass High School ... rated by the Daily Oklahoman as one of the top five players coming out of the state of Oklahoma ... also named all-state and all-city by the Daily Oklahoman ... dominated play his senior season, averaging 26 points, nine rebounds and two assists per contest ... led team to 5A state runner-up in 2002 ... also averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds and two assists during junior season ... also ran cross country.
Full name is Richard Earl Jones ... born December 16, 1983, in Oklahoma City, Okla., ... majoring in philosophy ... parents are Andrea and Richard Jones.