Photos of the career of Mallory Jones (2011-present).
On Jones: Strong player that can also contribute at the post while extending the opponents' defenses ... will look for her to provide depth for the Red Storm ... 2010 Region IV Player of the Year, Virginia High School League (VHSL) first team all-state, All-Timesland Girls Basketball First Team selection ... highly touted for her 3-point shooting ... was first team all-district, first team all-region and first team all-state ... comes from a family full of collegiate athletes and coaches, her father Charles "Yogi" Jones played as linebacker and defensive lineman for the Pitt Panthers and professionally with the Dallas Cowboys.
Joe Tartamella on Jones: "Mallory has the ability to play multiple positions which brings us versatility in the post and on the wing. She is a terrific shooter from all over the floor which allows us to stretch defenses. Mal has shown great improvement over the last year and we expect her to contribute for us this year."
As A Sophomore in 2012-13: Played in one game... Had one steal in three minutes of action against Hofstra (Nov. 17) ... suffered Mono since the beginning of December and missed 14 games ... experienced concussion-like symptoms from Feb. 2 - March 2.
As A Freshman In 2011-12: Played in 11 games ... sat out season-opener due to injury (ankle) and saw limited action after a midseason shoulder injury, sat out final 11 games ... saw her first action as a member of the Red Storm as she added her first-career 3-pointer late in the contest against Wagner (Nov. 22) ... played three minutes off the bench against both Iowa (Nov. 25) and Temple (Nov. 26) at the Junkanoo Jam ... achieved her first-career rebound and assist against Howard (Nov. 30), where she played a season-high 12 minutes ... came off the bench to register three minutes against Prairie View (Dec. 17) in the STJ-Chartwells Holiday Classic.
At Oak Hill: Two-year letterwinner and one-year team captain ... played on Oak Hill's squad that lost just four games in 2009-10 and was the ESPN Rise National Invitational Runner Up ... averaged 12.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists a game as a junior ... was a member of the national honors society ... was the Fitness Student of the Year ... spoke at Oak Hill's graduation as the English, Spanish and History departments' Student of the Year, Miss Oak Hill Academy, Prom Queen and Presidential Scholar.
At Blacksburg: Two-year letterwinner ... named All-District Honorable Mention as a freshman ... earned Region IV Player of the Year, Virginia High School League (VHSL) First-Team All-State and All-Timesland Girls Basketball First Team accolades as a sophomore ... she was voted as the Timesland Sizzlin' Sophomore of the Year and the Roanoke Times Sophomore of the Year.
Personal: Mallory Jayne Jones ... born in New Orleans, La., to Jane Matthews and Charles Morgan Jones Jr. ... has one brother, Morgan Jones (21) ... lists hobbies such as playing the piano, reading and playing soccer ... father Charles "Yogi" Jones was a player personnel assistant with the Cleveland Browns and spent 10 years coaching in the NFL and NFL Europe, her grandfather was a former head men's basketball coach and athletic director at Virginia Tech and her mother Jane played volleyball at Robert Morris ... has been all over Europe with her family ... played club ball for team Virginia and Roanoke Stars ... majoring in marketing with a minor in advertising.