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Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Compton, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
F

Experience:
3V

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University of Washington

Honors candidate who was the primary starter in each of his three seasons at UW ... Three-year letterman ... A member of the 12-man U.S. National Team that won the gold medal during August at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey ... Brings a tremendous all-around game as an excellent scorer, defender and rebounder ... Coach Lorenzo Romar's first recruit at Washington ... Signed a letter of intent on May 6, 2002 ... Former prep teammate at Dominguez (Calif.) High School of Tyson Chandler, the No. 2 selection in the 2001 NBA Draft. 2004-05 (Junior) -- Played 34 games, starting 33 of them ... Tied career-high with 22 points vs. Houston (Dec. 24) and matched that figure at California (Mar. 3) ... Registered two double-doubles, increasing his career total to five ... Ranked 10th in Pac-10 field goal accuracy at 51 percent ... Led the team and ranked No. 14 among Pac-10 players with 5.6 rebounds per game ... The team's No. 4 scorer with an average of 11.2 points ... Hit 31-of-61 shots from 3-point range after making just 1-of-8 in 2004 ... Selected to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament team ... Posted 20 double-figure scoring games, including three 20-point performances ... Led all UW rebounders on 12 occasions ... Helped the Huskies to a 29-6 record, tying the school single-season victory record ... UW won its first Pac-10 Conference Tournament championship and received a No. 1 seed to the NCAA Touranment ... The Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998. 2003-04 (Sophomore) -- Played all 31 games, starting 25 of them ... One of five Huskies to average double figures with an 11.2-point scoring average ... Scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting in UW's 77-72 loss at 13th-ranked North Carolina State (Feb. 22) ... Registered two double-doubles ... Tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds at Houston (Dec. 20) ... Had 14 points and 12 rebounds against USC (Jan. 8) ... Helped the Huskies to a 19-12 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1999 ... The 12-6 Pac-10 record and second-place conference finish were UW's best since 1986. 2002-03 (Freshman) -- Played all 27 games, starting the final 15 outings of the season ... Registered a double-double against second-ranked Arizona (Feb. 6) with 10 points and 11 rebounds ... Scored the game-winning basket at home against USC (Jan. 4) on a rebound and put-back with 0:03 remaining ... Registered double-figure points on five occasions ... Led all UW rebounders seven times ... Ranked second on the team with 4.1 rebounds per game, the leading average among returning UW players ... Blocked 12 shots, tying him for ninth among all-time Husky freshmen.

Long Beach Poly High School (Long Beach, Calif.)

Averaged 19 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior in 2002, helping the Jackrabbits to a 30-4 record ... Poly finished as the Southern California Regional runner-up to eventual state champion Westchester ... Named to the 10-man California all-state team selected by Cal-Hi Sports ... Rated the No. 10 prep small forward in the West by Prep West Hoops ... A top-100 national prospect and one of the top 25 players on the west coast according to several recruiting services ... Ranked No. 96 in the Student Sports Hot 100 and No. 100 by Hoop Scoop ... Attended Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif. the previous three years where he played alongside Tyson Chandler who was the second selection in the 2001 NBA Draft ... As a junior in 2001, averaged 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, helping Dominguez to a 31-4 record and its third consecutive division II state championship. Dominguez also won the title in 1999 and the 2000 state championship squad was ranked No. 1 nationally in USA Today.

Coach Romar on Bobby Jones

"Bobby has slowly become one of the more respected players in the Pac-10. I think this year he will have a breakout year and people are going to see more of what he can do. He has really worked on his ball-handling and outside shooting, so this year we think that he is going to contribute more than he ever has. I think he's one of the best defensive players in the country. He is the model of the type of player that we want here at the University of Washington in terms of his unselfish team attitude, mental toughness and his academic standing."

Jones news and features:
Bobby Jones honored by the Pac-10 - Seattle Times (Jan. 17, 2006)
Huskies' Jones nets Pac-10 weekly honor Tacoma News Tribune (Jan. 17, 2006)
Jones' Gamble Pays Off for UW - Kitsap Sun (Dec. 10., 2005)
Keeping up with Jones - Everett Herald (Dec. 1, 2005)
Now try keeping up with Jones - Seattle Times (Nov. 16, 2005)
A motivated Jones moves Huskies into BCA final - King County Journal (Nov. 15, 2005)

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