Johnathon Jones
Johnathon  Jones


Okemos, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Point Guard



The recognition took place at halftime of the Green Bay game at WinterFest.


Green Bay Edges Oakland, 80-72

The Golden Grizzlies fall to 5-4 in Horizon League play.



The top 10 will be selected by a committee and announced at WinterFest on Jan. 27.



Jan. 18, 2015



The game will be nationally-televised on the Big Ten Network at 5 p.m.

Game-by-Game Stats | Career Stats

Overview: Nickname is JJ ... Elected team captain ... Summit League career record holder in assists (814) ... Led the NCAA in assists in 2008-09 with a league record 290 ... Mid-Major All-America selection ... Has tremendous quickness and an ability to see the entire floor ... Is one of the top defenders in The Summit League ... Three-time all-league selection (2007-08, '08-09, '09-10) ... Tabbed Summit League MVP by CollegeInsider.com (2008-09) ... Iron Man that has started in every game OU has played since his arrival at point guard (134) ... Set school record in minutes played (4,846) and tied school record as the all-time winningest player over four-year career, 85 wins ... Ranks third all-time in school history in steals (196) and 11th in league history ... Stands 10th all-time in OU history in points (1,674) and 18th on the league all-time scoring list ... His career .816 free throw percentage ranks 10th in league history and T4 in school history ... First OU player to surpass 1,300 points and 800 assists.

> Only player to reach at least 100 assists in four straight seasons
> Led the league and ranks third in the nation with 6.4 assists per game (219)
> Broke the school record with 43 consecutive free throws made (Dec. 5 - Jan. 23); Was broken by teammate Larry Wright
> Posted four double-doubles this season and five double-figure assists games
> Reached double-figure points in 22-of-34 games
> Dished out seven or more assists in 17 games
> Led OU in scoring in seven games this season
> Played all 40 minutes in eight games, including 2-of-3 at league tournament
> Led OU in scoring with 23 points, while dishing out nine assists vs. Eastern Michigan (11/14)
> Had a season-high five steals at Wisconsin (11/18), adding a team-high 15 points and five assists
> Dished out a game-high seven assists at No. 1 Kansas (11/25), tying the Summit League all-time record with 626
> Posted his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 assists vs. Central Arkansas (11/28)
> Tallied 10 of his 12 points in the second half at Memphis (11/30)
> Scored a game-high 21 points at IPFW (12/5) and dished out four assists
> Broke the school record with his 114th game started versus Alma College (12/28), posting eight points and eight assists in a career-low 21 minutes
> Dished out 11 assists and tallied 12 points for his second double-double versus IUPUI (1/2)
> Had a huge old-fashioned three-point play with five minutes left at Oral Roberts (1/7) to push the lead back to eight points, finishing the game with 16 points and four assists
> Posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 assists versus UMKC (1/14)
> Handed out a season-high 13 assists and scored eight points versus Centenary (2/4)
> Made the game-winning shot with 1.2 seconds left to give OU a big 79-77 win over Oral Roberts (2/6) on Homecoming, finishing with 16 points and eight assists
> Took over UMKC (2/13) game with 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting and had five assists > Scored a season-high 25 points versus South Dakota State (2/18), making a career-high five 3-pointers and had six assists to just one turnover
> Seized control of North Dakota State (2/20) game with nine points in just over two minutes to lead OU with 24 points
> Tallied a double-double in the regular-season finale versus IPFW (2/27), scoring 16 points and handing out 10 assists
> Averaged 9.3 points per game and 6.0 assists per game at Summit League Tournament en route to being named to All-Tournament Team

^ Named CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-America
^ Led the nation with a Summit League single-season record 290 assists
^ Named All-Summit League first team after leading the conference in assists and assist/turnover ration (2.3)
^ Had a career-high five double-doubles over the course of the season
^ Had a league-best 11 games where he tallied 10 or more assists
^ Reached double figures in 27 games
^ Led the team with 49 steals, finishing seventh in the league with 1.4 per contest
^ Dished out a career-high 15 assists versus IPFW (2/14) and at IUPUI (2/21)
^ Scored a career-high 32 points at Oregon (11/17)
^ Named Summit League Player of the Week (11/24) averaging 23.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.7 apg and 1.7 spg for the week
^ Tallied 12 assists in opening round win over Kent State (3/17) and quarterfinal game at Bradley (3/23) in CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
^ Garnered Summit League All-Tournament honors after leading the Golden Grizzlies to the championship game, averaging 14.0 ppg and 8.3 apg
^ Posted his fifth double-double of the season in the semifinal game versus South Dakota State (3/9) with 16 points and 10 assists
^ Earned second Summit League Player of the Week honor (2/11) after posting a pair of double-doubles and averaging 15.0 ppg and 12.5 apg
^ Had 13 assists versus Oral Roberts (2/5), adding 17 points

^ All-Summit League second team selection
^ Led The Summit League in assists per game (6.00) and ranked second in assist/turnover ratio (1.81)
^ Ranked 17th in the NCAA in assists and 31st in free throw percentage (.863)
^ Finished 10th in the league in scoring average (14.9)
^ Reached double digits in scoring 27 times
^ Had a stretch of 21 consecutive free throws made over a three-game span (Feb. 28-March 9)
^ Surpassed 100 assists for the second consecutive season, ending with 186
^ Dished out double digit assists in two games
^ Played one of his best all-around games at No. 10 Michigan State (11/24), tallying seven assists, no turnovers and shutting down one of the nation's premier point guards in Drew Neitzel, holding him to just 12 points (3-of-9)
^ Followed it up with a team-high 17 points at No. 23 Xavier (11/28)
^ Poured in a season-high 31 points, going a perfect 9-for-9 from the charity stripe versus Bowling Green (12/1)
^ Dished out a season-high 13 assists in the league opener versus UMKC, adding 10 points for his first double-double of his career
^ Came close to a triple-double with 12 points, eight assists and a career-high seven steals versus Southern Utah (12/8)
^ Tallied 12 points, eight assists and went 2-for-3 from behind the arc in the upset over No. 23 Oregon (12/22)
^ Led OU with 29 points (12-for-14) at Toledo (12/29), but tallied a season-low three assists and a season-high nine turnovers
^ Shut down the league's leading scorer Ben Woodside, holding him to just 3-for-11 from the floor, while scoring a game-high 21 points in all 40 minutes at NDSU (1/5)
^ Played all 40 minutes in the semifinal game of Summit League Tournament versus IUPUI (3/10), scoring 18 points and tallied six assists

^ Oakland's starter in every game at point guard as a freshman
^ Named to the All-Mid-Con Newcomer team as one of the top freshmen in the conference
^ Also selected as a Mid-Major Freshman All-American by Collegeinsider.com
^ Led the Golden Grizzlies in assists and steals
^ Finished third in the league in assists
^ Also finished among the top-10 in assist/turnover ratio (5th), three-point field goal percentage (5th), steals (10th) and minutes played (6th)
^ Led all freshmen in the league in assists and minutes
^ Reached double figures in scoring 15 times
^ Set a new Oakland freshman season record in assists
^ Became 18th player in OU history to reach 100+ assists in a season
^ Reached double figures in scoring for the first time in his career with 15 versus Northeastern (11/18)
^ Tallied double figures for a third time with 14 at Cincinnati (11/29)
^ Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Eastern Michigan (12/5)
^ Posted double figures for a fifth time at Arkansas (12/14) with 10 points
^ Had four assists and seven rebounds at No. 1 UCLA (12/16)
^ Scored 10 points and tallied six assists versus Western Illinois (3/3) at Mid-Con Tournament
^ Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in a 10-point, five-rebound effort versus UMKC (3/5) at the tournament

Top Athletic Performance
^ Scoring 32 points at Oregon (11/17/08) to lead OU past the Ducks for the second consecutive season

High School
^ Four-year letterwinner in basketball for head coach Dan Stolz
^ A McDonald's All-America nominee as a senior
^ Averaged 21.6 points and six assists as a senior
^ Helped lead Okemos to the state championship game
^ Scored 38 points in the double-overtime championship game
^ Fourth in the voting for Michigan's Mr. Basketball
^ Tabbed all-state first team
^ Tallied 19.8 points, six assists and five steals per game as a junior
^ Twice named his conferences' Player of the Year
^ Who's Who Among American High School Students
^ Also lettered in football as a quarterback

Full Name: Johnathon Christopher Jones
Birthdate: May 1, 1988
Parents: Johnny and Sue Jones
Brother: Johnny (27), Jr.
Sisters: Lisa (31) and Fran (30)


Points: 32 at Oregon (11/17/07)
Rebounds: 8 (3 times), Last at SeattleU (12/17/09)
Assists: 15 (2 times), Last at IUPUI (2/21/09)
Field Goals: 13 at Oregon (11/17/08)
Field Goal Attempts: 23 at Oregon (11/17/08)
3-Pt. Field Goals: 5 vs. South Dakota State (2/18/10)
3-Pt. FG Attempts: 8 (2 times), Last vs. Soth Dakota State (2/18/10)
Free Throws: 11 vs. Centenary (2/7/09)
Free Throw Attempts: 12 (2 times), Last vs. Centenary (2/7/09)
Steals: 7 vs. Southern Utah (12/8/07)
Blocks: 2 vs. IPFW (2/27/10)
Minutes: 45 at Oregon (11/17/08)

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