Vanderbilt men's basketball beats Gardner-Webb 98-62 at Memorial Gym.
Honors • 2014-2015 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll • 2014-15 All-SEC First Team • 2014-15 All-SEC Defensive Team • 2014-15 Kareem Abdul Jabbar Award Finalist • 2013-14 SEC All-Freshman Team
General: Named to All-SEC First Team and the All-Defensive Team as a sophomore...Finished with 506 points in 2014-15, second on Vanderbilt's all-time single season sophomore list...Led SEC in field goal percentage (56.2%)....Chose the Commodores over LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Duke, Syracuse, Kansas, Stanford, Florida, and Alabama.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Played in 35 games and started 34...Averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game...Finished with 506 points in 2014-15, second on Vanderbilt's all-time single season sophomore list..Voted a first-team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches...Led SEC in field goal percentage (56.2%), finished 10th in scoring, and third in blocks...Posted double-figure points in 28 games and had two double-doubles...Double-doubles came against Trevecca in the season opener, when he scored a career high 24 points and 12 rebounds, and against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament, when he tallied 20 points and a career-high 15 rebounds...Had a season-high six blocks in win over Missouri...His 70 blocks on the season is the fourth-best in school history, and his 2.0 block average ties for fourth on the single-season list...Made a career-high 10 field goals in season opener against Trevecca and in the NIT First Round at Saint Mary's.
2013-14 (Freshman): Played in all 31 games and started 28...Averaged 11.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game...Named to the SEC's All-Freshman Team...Scored in double-figures in 20 games, and scored a career-high 19 points on two occasions (Georgia State (11/12); at Missouri (2/19))...Posted five double-doubles for the year...Won SEC Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in games against Missouri and Auburn...Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds against Texas A&M (2/15)...Attempted a career-high 10 free throws vs. Ole Miss (1/22) and at Auburn (2/22)...Played a career-high 41 minutes against Texas A&M (2/15)...Blocked a career-high seven blocks at South Carolina (2/13), which also tied a school record for blocks in a game held by Will Perdue (vs. East Carolina, 12/28/87) and Festus Ezeli (at Georgia, 2/16/11)...Scored 16 points at Alabama (1/7) in SEC opener and his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Kentucky (1/11).
High School: Averaged 15.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, and 2.0 assists in his senior season at Scotlandville Magnet...His Scotlandville teams won back-to-back state championships in his junior and senior seasons, and he was named Louisiana's 5A Player of the Year as a senior...Scotlandville also captured four district championships...Was a member of the A Honor Roll.
Personal: Damian William Jones...June 30, 1995...Son of David and Dana Jones...Has two brothers, Darian (15) and Darryl (13)...Majoring in engineering science...Recipient of the Sam Hosbach Men's Basketball Scholarship...Advice to youngsters: "Do your best in what you put most of your interest in."
Career Highs Points: 24, vs. Trevecca (11/16/14) FG Made: 10, 2x, last at Saint Mary's (3/18/15) FG Atts: 15, 2x, last vs. Lipscomb (11/20/14) 3FG Made: 1, vs. Rutgers (11/28/14) 3FG Atts: 1, 3x, last vs. La Salle (11/29/14) FT Made: 9, 2x, last vs. Yale (1/3/15) FT Atts: 13, 2x, last at Miss. St. (1/17/15) Rebounds: 15, vs. Tennessee (3/12/15) Assists: 4, vs. Yale (1/3/15) Turnovers: 6, at Ole Miss (3/8/14) Blocks: 7, at S. Carolina (2/13/14) Steals: 2, at Kentucky (1/20/15) Minutes: 41, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14)