The Commodores opened their season Sunday afternoon defeating Trevecca, 83-56. Photos by Steve Green
Honors 2013-14 SEC All-Freshman Team
General: Averaged 11.3 points per game and led the team with 5.7 rebounds per contest, was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league's coaches...Chose the Commodores over LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Duke, Syracuse, Kansas, Stanford, Florida, and Alabama.
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)...Plans to major in Electrical Engineering...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: 19, 2x, last at Missouri (2/19/14) FG Made: 9, at Missouri (2/19/14) FG Atts: 15, vs. Kentucky (1/11/14) 3FG Made: N/A 3FG Atts: N/A FT Made: 6, 2x, last vs. Ole Miss (1/22/14) FT Atts: 10, vs. Ole Miss (1/22/14) Rebounds: 13, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14) Assists: 2, 2x, last at Texas A&M (1/25/14) Turnovers: 6, at Ole Miss (3/8/14) Blocks: 7, at S. Carolina (2/13/14) Steals: 1, 6x, last vs. Arkansas (2/8/14) Minutes: 41, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14)