Williams on Jones: "Mike has the potential to be an outstanding guard. He has all the tools required at that position, and I expect him to make that happen this season."
As a Junior in 2005-06: Made 17 starts and appeared in 32 games ... averaged 10.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game ... shot a team-best 41 percent from three-point range (61-147) ... averaged 13.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and shot 90-percent from the free throw line in the final 15 games as a starter ... led the team with 61 made three-pointers ... knocked down at least one three-pointer in 28 of 32 games ... shot a team-best 90-percent (44-49) from the free throw line ... scored in double figures 17 times as a junior and grabbed at least five rebounds on ten occasions ... tallied 19 points and seven rebounds in a win over Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament (March 9) ... tied his career high with seven rebounds against the Yellow Jackets ... knocked down the eventual game-winning three-pointer against Virginia (March 6) to cap his 13 point, seven rebound performance ... scored 15 points and dished out a team-high four assists against Miami (March 1) ... posted 11 points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots in 27 minutes against North Carolina (Feb. 26) ... led the Terps with 21 points in 29 minutes against Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) ... scored 19 points in 25 minutes at Clemson (Feb. 14) ... posted 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Duke (Feb. 11) ... scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds against Virginia (Feb. 7) ... scored 13 points at N.C. State (Feb. 5) ... tied the school's single-game record with seven three-pointers in a 23-point performance at Temple (Jan. 28) ... hauled in six rebounds against Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) ... came off the bench and scored a team-high 22 points in 26 minutes against Wake Forest (Jan. 15) ... earned his first start of the season against Western Carolina (Dec. 7) and recorded six points and three assists ... scored 14 points in 20 minutes against Minnesota (Nov. 30) ... scored a game-high 22 points in 24 minutes against Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 18).
As a Sophomore in 2004-05: One of three Terrapins to see action in all 32 games, drawing four starts ... averaged 10.1 points over last nine games and 14.5 ppg during the Terps' four-game Postseason NIT run ... NIT scoring streak included a .537 shooting performance from the field and a .407 effort from long range ... tied for team-high scoring honors with 15 points off bench vs. South Carolina in 24 minutes in the NIT Semifinal (March 29) ... was one of five players in double figures with 18 points in 22 minutes (4-for-10 3FG) in the Terps' NIT win over TCU (Mar. 26) ... tied for team-high honors with 18 points in 17 minutes in Maryland's NIT victory over Oral Roberts (Mar. 16) ... poured in 12 points in 13 minutes, going 4-for-5 behind the arc against No. 2 North Carolina at home (Feb. 27) ... registered a third straight game in double figures with 15 points in 18 minutes against Duke at Comcast Center (Feb. 12) ... netted 13 points in 11 minutes off the bench against Virginia Tech (Feb. 8), going 6-for-6 from the field ... tallied 14 points in 16 minutes off the bench at Miami (Feb. 5), firing at a 4-for-9 clip from 3-point range and adding a career-high seven boards ... contributed seven points in eight minutes at Clemson (Feb. 1) ... made his first career in the Terps' win at No. 2 Duke (Jan. 26) ... splashed in 21 points (5-for-9 FG, 4-for-6 3FG, 7-for-8 FT) with four rebounds in 19 minutes in Maryland's win over Temple (Jan. 15) ... scored nine points in a reserve role at Wake Forest (Jan. 11), going 4-for-6 from the floor and adding two steals in 13 minutes ... only points vs. Florida State (Dec. 19) came on a crucial 3-pointer to stake the Terps to an 88-86 lead with 47 seconds left in OT ... six-point effort against Memphis (Nov. 26) on a pair of 3-pointers.
As a Freshman in 2003-04: Played in 30 contests, averaging 10.0 minutes per game during his inaugural campaign ... Terps' season-leader in 3-point percentage (.403) as a freshman and Maryland's second-most accurate free throw shooter (.761) ... named ACC Rookie of the Week (Jan. 11) after a standout performance vs. UMES (Jan. 6) ... recorded then career-highs in points (25), field goals (six), field goal attempts (11), free throws (11), free throws attempted, rebounds (six), assists (three), blocks (one), steals (three) and minutes (23) ... his 25 points vs. UMES were most by a Terp freshman since Drew Nicholas had 27 in November of 1999 ... shot .455 from 3-point range (5-for-11) in final seven games of season ... registered five points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 11 minutes vs. Syracuse (March 20) in the Terps' Second Round NCAA match-up ... netted seven points and tied career-high with six rebounds in the ACC Championship game vs. Duke (March 14) ... nailed a crucial 3-pointer with 33 seconds remaining in the second half to bring Terps within 75-74 ... was 4-for-4 at the free throw line in the final 0:41 of overtime to help seal the victory ... scored eight first-half points in the Terps' "must win" contest at No. 16 NC State (March 3) ... netted 11 points in 13 minutes at Wake Forest (Jan. 29), drilling a career-high three 3-pointers and hitting a pair of free throws ... contributed nine points and three boards in 13 minutes vs. Mount St. Mary's (Jan. 3) ... hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points against UNC-Greensboro (Dec. 23) and grabbed four rebounds ... scored eight second-half points in nine minutes vs. Pepperdine (Dec. 14) ... hit a three-pointer and added a steal in five minutes against Gonzaga (Dec. 6) in the BB&T Classic ... put forth an outstanding effort vs. American (Nov. 22) in his collegiate debut, scoring eight of his 10 points in the second half ... named a CBSSportsline.com "Freshman to Watch" during the preseason.
At Thayer Academy: A McDonald's All-American and third team All-America selection by Parade Magazine after a standout career at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. ... averaged 24.8 points per game, 14.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals in his final high-school season ... a 44 percent 3-point shooter and 85 percent free throw shooter as a senior ... named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts following his senior year ... also a first team selection of the Boston Globe and the MVP of the Independent School League, both as a junior and senior ... finished his career third all-time in scoring at Thayer with 2,021 points ... earned Patriot Ledger scholastic honors and the Headmaster's Award for being Thayer Academy's top male student-athlete ... won the 3-point shootout at the McDonald's All-American Game, and scored 13 points in the game itself while playing among high school basketball's elite ... also excelled as a sprinter on Thayer's track team and was a state runner-up in the 100 meter dash as a junior ... prep coach was Rob Dixon.
Personal: Michael Jones ... son of Lisa and Curtis Jones and one of seven children ... has three brothers, Jerod (21), Maurice (18) and Jamal (15) ... has three sisters as well, Shauday (19), Jarquis (18) and Leeyah (10) ... interests include drawing, computers, listening to music and playing video games ... won a video game competition as part of the McDonald's All-American Game ... lists his mother as the person he most admires and Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete ... the first Terrapin to wear No. 23 since Steve Francis in 1999 ... majoring in studio art.
Jones Career Stats
JONES' Career Highs
POINTS 25 vs. UMES (1/6/04)
REBOUNDS 7 (4x) last vs. Georgia Tech-ACC (3/9/06)
FG 8 (4x) last vs. Georgia Tech-ACC (3/9/06)
FGA 15 vs. Georgia Tech-ACC (3/9/06)
3 FG 7 at Temple (1/28/06)
3 FGA 11 at Temple (1/28/06)
FT 11 vs. UMES (1/6/04)
FTA 12 vs. UMES (1/6/04)
ASSISTS 5 vs. Chaminade (11/22/05)
BLOCKS 2 (2x) last at North Carolina (2/26/06)
STEALS 3 vs. UMES (1/6/04)
MINUTES 35 vs. North Carolina (2/2/06)