5 Shaun Jones
5 Shaun Jones
Nickname: The Don
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School: Central Gwinnett
Previous College: Valdosta State
Position: G
gp 31
pts/g 12.8
fg % 58.7
3pt % 25.0
ft % 56.0
reb/g 6.5
a/g 2.0

2017-18: Jones has reset both the Carson-Newman single-season and career records for double-doubles.  Jones presently has 19 for his career and six as a senior. The Lawrenceville, Ga.-native transferred in from Valdosta State and has scored more than 1,000 points in his basketball career, including 741 points in the Orange and Blue.  Jones is tied with former Carson-Newman Eagle Ray Rutledge for the fifth highest career rebounding average in South Atlantic Conference history. He has tallied an 8.1 board per game average in his career. His 18 rebounds against Newberry his junior season are the second most by a Carson-Newman player in the Division II era.  In fact, Jones has three of the five 15+ rebound games put together by Carson-Newman players since the program moved to Division II.  He earned South Atlantic Conference player of the week honors earlier this season after posting back-to-back double-doubles against Tusculum and Wingate. Jones got his week started by resetting his career high for scoring with a 27-point outburst at Tusculum.  It was his fifth career 20-point game and the first of his senior season.  The Lawrenceville, Ga.-native went 11-for-16 from the field against the Pioneers while snagging a season-high 13 boards.  Jones then followed that performance up with an 18-point, 11-rebound effort against Wingate. The senior has particular been a load to deal with since classes resumed in the second semester.  Since coming back from the break, Jones has averaged 15.4 points per game, including 20+ point efforts against the aforementioned Pioneers, a career-high 28 at Mars Hill and 21 again against Tusculum in a contest in Holt Fieldhouse.  He has produced five of his six double-doubles this season since returning to the court after Christmas. 

HONORS: 

  • All-SAC Second Team 
  • SAC Player of the Week 

2016-17: Shaun Jones etched himself into the record books in his first season at Mossy Creek.  Jones produced 13 double-doubles on the year, doubling up the previous school record.  He averaged 12.5 points per game and was the SAC's leading rebounder with a 9.9 board per game average, he had 297 for the season.  Jones scored in double figures 19 times and crested the 20-point threshold on four occasions.  He had at least five rebounds in all but one of C-N's game and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 17 times.  His top outings came in an overtime win over Lincoln Memorial (11/22) and in the SAC tournament against Newberry (3/1).  Jones put up 26 points in both of those games. Against the Railsplitters he was 10-for-18 from the floor while he went 11-for-14 against the Wolves.  He snagged 11 boards against LMU and set a career high with 18 rebounds against the Wolves. He also handed out a career-best six assists against the Wolves. The 18 rebounds are the second most for a single game in the NCAA Division II era for C-N.  He is the only C-N player since 1992 with multiple 15-rebound efforts in the same season.  He yanked down 15 boards against Mars Hill (2/1) in Holt Fieldhouse.  His career high for steals came at Anderson (2/8) with five.  Jones shot 52 percent from the field for the year.  Carson-Newman was 16-1 in games in which he shot 50 percent or better from the field. 

HONORS: 

  • Matched C-N and SAC single-game record for field goal percentage with 12-for-12 effort at Newberry
  • Fifth most rebounds in a single-season in SAC history 
  • Second most rebounds in a single game in C-N Division II history (post 1992)

PRIOR TO CARSON-NEWMAN: Shaun Jones transfers to Carson-Newman from Valdosta State and will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Eagles.  As a sophomore at Valdosta State he appeared in 17 games while starting a pair.  He averaged 10.5 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from three.  He also snagged 4.7 rebounds per game.  Jones dropped 30 on North Alabama on 62 percent shooting.  He turned around from that game and followed it up with a 27-point effort against Alabama-Huntsville on 71 percent shooting.  He hit double digits seven times and 20 points on three occasions. As a freshman, he played in 24 games with three starts.  He averaged 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures six times with a season-best 16 points against Carver. 

HIGH SCHOOL: In high school at Central Gwinnett, he averaged 20.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.  He was the Region 8 6-A player of the year and the Gwinnett County Player of the Year. 

PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Mardy Jones, his plans to study business administration at Carson-Newman.

Recent Games
Feb 17 at Catawba W, 104-89
Feb 21 at Lincoln Memorial L, 89-77
Feb 24 Wingate W, 80-76
Feb 28 Newberry W, 102-82
Mar 3 vs. Queens (N.C.) L, 92-73
Mar 10 vs. Clayton St. L, 75-69
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 31 20
Games started 30 19
Minutes 796 507
Minutes per game 25.7 25.4
FG 172-293 111-197
FG Pct 58.7 56.3
3PT 2-8 0-4
3PT Pct 25.0 0.0
FT 51-91 37-67
FT Pct 56.0 55.2
Off rebounds 67 39
Def rebounds 133 87
Total rebounds 200 126
Rebounds per game 6.5 6.3
Personal fouls 78 52
Disqualifications 3 2
Assists 62 31
Turnovers 71 45
Assist to turnover ratio 0.9 0.7
Steals 34 25
Blocks 18 9
Points 397 259
Points per game 12.8 12.9
Points per 40 min 19.9 20.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 2 at Tennessee L, 86-44 1 26 0-7 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 10 vs. Lander W, 82-78 1 27 6-9 66.7 0-0 - 0-4 0.0 12
Nov 11 vs. Southern Wesleyan W, 95-68 1 24 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 9
Nov 15 at Virginia-Wise W, 88-65 1 22 5-5 100.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 12
Nov 18 King (Tenn.) W, 92-91 1 27 6-6 100.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 13
Nov 25 Lee W, 79-56 1 21 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 9
Nov 26 Columbus St. W, 99-69 1 24 9-12 75.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 18
Nov 29 Mars Hill W, 92-64 1 19 1-4 25.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 2 at Newberry L, 75-70 1 32 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 0-1 0.0 8
Dec 6 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 81-65 - 16 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 5
Dec 9 Coker W, 109-86 1 22 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 12
Dec 13 at Queens (N.C.) L, 92-81 1 24 6-12 50.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 13
Dec 16 Lenoir-Rhyne W, 90-83 1 13 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 19 Limestone W, 84-72 1 24 4-7 57.1 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 11
Jan 2 at Johnson C. Smith W, 83-79 1 20 2-4 50.0 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 6
Jan 6 Catawba W, 101-75 1 14 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 10 at Tusculum W, 91-86 1 29 11-16 68.8 0-1 0.0 5-11 45.5 27
Jan 13 at Wingate W, 81-66 1 36 7-12 58.3 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 18
Jan 17 Lincoln Memorial L, 108-69 1 30 6-14 42.9 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 12
Jan 20 Newberry W, 109-87 1 29 7-9 77.8 0-0 - 0-0 - 14
Jan 24 at Mars Hill L, 78-77 1 29 11-14 78.6 0-0 - 6-6 100.0 28
Jan 27 at Coker W, 104-92 1 13 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 4-8 50.0 8
Jan 31 Anderson (S.C.) W, 112-81 1 17 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 13
Feb 3 at Lenoir-Rhyne W, 89-79 1 32 7-14 50.0 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 16
Feb 10 Queens (N.C.) L, 82-66 1 28 7-12 58.3 0-0 - 0-1 0.0 14
Feb 14 Tusculum W, 112-103 1 31 10-14 71.4 0-0 - 1-6 16.7 21
Feb 17 at Catawba W, 104-89 1 24 7-10 70.0 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 18
Feb 21 at Lincoln Memorial L, 89-77 1 37 8-19 42.1 0-1 0.0 3-7 42.9 19
Feb 24 Wingate W, 80-76 1 32 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 1-3 33.3 7
Feb 28 Newberry W, 102-82 1 30 9-16 56.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 18
Mar 3 vs. Queens (N.C.) L, 92-73 1 33 7-15 46.7 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 17
Mar 10 vs. Clayton St. L, 75-69 1 37 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 13
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 2 at Tennessee L, 86-44 1 26 0 1 1 3 2 1.5 1 0 2 -
Nov 10 vs. Lander W, 82-78 1 27 1 3 4 3 1 3.0 0 1 3 0
Nov 11 vs. Southern Wesleyan W, 95-68 1 24 2 4 6 2 2 1.0 2 0 0 0
Nov 15 at Virginia-Wise W, 88-65 1 22 1 5 6 3 2 1.5 0 0 4 -
Nov 18 King (Tenn.) W, 92-91 1 27 2 3 5 3 3 1.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 25 Lee W, 79-56 1 21 2 4 6 1 1 1.0 1 0 4 -
Nov 26 Columbus St. W, 99-69 1 24 3 2 5 3 1 3.0 2 1 1 -
Nov 29 Mars Hill W, 92-64 1 19 0 4 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 2 at Newberry L, 75-70 1 32 3 3 6 2 2 1.0 2 0 0 -
Dec 6 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 81-65 - 16 1 3 4 1 1 1.0 2 0 2 0
Dec 9 Coker W, 109-86 1 22 0 0 0 2 2 1.0 2 1 2 -
Dec 13 at Queens (N.C.) L, 92-81 1 24 2 3 5 1 2 0.5 1 1 2 -
Dec 16 Lenoir-Rhyne W, 90-83 1 13 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 0 1 2 -
Dec 19 Limestone W, 84-72 1 24 6 5 11 4 2 2.0 1 2 2 -
Jan 2 at Johnson C. Smith W, 83-79 1 20 1 1 2 2 1 2.0 0 0 5 1
Jan 6 Catawba W, 101-75 1 14 1 6 7 0 2 0.0 5 0 3 -
Jan 10 at Tusculum W, 91-86 1 29 4 9 13 1 1 1.0 0 1 4 0
Jan 13 at Wingate W, 81-66 1 36 2 9 11 2 1 2.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 17 Lincoln Memorial L, 108-69 1 30 4 2 6 1 1 1.0 2 1 5 1
Jan 20 Newberry W, 109-87 1 29 0 4 4 4 3 1.3 2 1 1 -
Jan 24 at Mars Hill L, 78-77 1 29 4 2 6 1 1 1.0 1 1 2 -
Jan 27 at Coker W, 104-92 1 13 0 2 2 1 2 0.5 1 0 5 1
Jan 31 Anderson (S.C.) W, 112-81 1 17 2 3 5 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 3 at Lenoir-Rhyne W, 89-79 1 32 3 7 10 1 6 0.2 1 0 3 0
Feb 10 Queens (N.C.) L, 82-66 1 28 1 7 8 2 4 0.5 2 0 2 -
Feb 14 Tusculum W, 112-103 1 31 1 3 4 5 3 1.7 0 0 3 -
Feb 17 at Catawba W, 104-89 1 24 1 4 5 2 5 0.4 2 0 4 -
Feb 21 at Lincoln Memorial L, 89-77 1 37 8 8 16 3 3 1.0 1 2 3 0
Feb 24 Wingate W, 80-76 1 32 1 7 8 1 3 0.3 0 0 3 -
Feb 28 Newberry W, 102-82 1 30 7 8 15 4 4 1.0 1 4 2 -
Mar 3 vs. Queens (N.C.) L, 92-73 1 33 1 8 9 3 4 0.8 1 1 2 -
Mar 10 vs. Clayton St. L, 75-69 1 37 2 3 5 3 5 0.6 1 0 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 31 30 25.7 5.5-9.5 58.7 0.1-0.3 25.0 1.6-2.9 56.0 12.8
Conference 20 19 25.4 5.5-9.8 56.3 0.0-0.2 0.0 1.9-3.4 55.2 12.9
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 0.0-7.0 0.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
-
Home 15 15 24.1 5.2-8.7 60.0 0.1-0.3 20.0 0.7-1.3 55.0 11.2
Away 12 11 26.2 6.0-10.2 58.5 0.1-0.2 33.3 2.8-4.7 58.9 14.8
Neutral 4 4 30.3 5.5-10.0 55.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.8-3.8 46.7 12.8
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Wins 23 22 23.7 5.1-8.3 61.6 0.1-0.3 33.3 1.6-2.9 55.2 11.9
Losses 8 8 31.3 6.9-12.9 53.4 0.0-0.2 0.0 1.8-3.0 58.3 15.5
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November 7 7 23.4 4.9-6.7 72.3 0.0-0.3 0.0 1.0-1.9 53.8 10.7
December 6 5 21.8 3.7-6.8 53.7 0.2-0.3 50.0 1.0-1.5 66.7 8.5
January 9 9 24.1 5.8-9.7 59.8 0.1-0.3 33.3 2.6-4.0 63.9 14.2
February 7 7 30.6 7.3-13.1 55.4 0.0-0.1 0.0 1.6-3.7 42.3 16.1
March 2 2 35.0 6.5-13.0 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-3.5 57.1 15.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 31 30 796 172-293 58.7 2-8 25.0 51-91 56.0 397
Conference 20 19 507 111-197 56.3 0-4 0.0 37-67 55.2 259
Exhibition 1 1 26 0-7 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
-
Home 15 15 361 78-130 60.0 1-5 20.0 11-20 55.0 168
Away 12 11 314 72-123 58.5 1-3 33.3 33-56 58.9 178
Neutral 4 4 121 22-40 55.0 0-0 - 7-15 46.7 51
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Wins 23 22 546 117-190 61.6 2-6 33.3 37-67 55.2 273
Losses 8 8 250 55-103 53.4 0-2 0.0 14-24 58.3 124
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November 7 7 164 34-47 72.3 0-2 0.0 7-13 53.8 75
December 6 5 131 22-41 53.7 1-2 50.0 6-9 66.7 51
January 9 9 217 52-87 59.8 1-3 33.3 23-36 63.9 128
February 7 7 214 51-92 55.4 0-1 0.0 11-26 42.3 113
March 2 2 70 13-26 50.0 0-0 - 4-7 57.1 30
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 31 30 25.7 8.6-14.7 58.7 0.1-0.4 25.0 2.6-4.6 56.0 19.9
Conference 20 19 25.4 8.8-15.5 56.3 0.0-0.3 0.0 2.9-5.3 55.2 20.4
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 0.0-10.8 0.0 0.0-3.1 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
-
Home 15 15 24.1 8.6-14.4 60.0 0.1-0.6 20.0 1.2-2.2 55.0 18.6
Away 12 11 26.2 9.2-15.7 58.5 0.1-0.4 33.3 4.2-7.1 58.9 22.7
Neutral 4 4 30.3 7.3-13.2 55.0 0.0-0.0 - 2.3-5.0 46.7 16.9
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Wins 23 22 23.7 8.6-13.9 61.6 0.1-0.4 33.3 2.7-4.9 55.2 20.0
Losses 8 8 31.3 8.8-16.5 53.4 0.0-0.3 0.0 2.2-3.8 58.3 19.8
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November 7 7 23.4 8.3-11.5 72.3 0.0-0.5 0.0 1.7-3.2 53.8 18.3
December 6 5 21.8 6.7-12.5 53.7 0.3-0.6 50.0 1.8-2.7 66.7 15.6
January 9 9 24.1 9.6-16.0 59.8 0.2-0.6 33.3 4.2-6.6 63.9 23.6
February 7 7 30.6 9.5-17.2 55.4 0.0-0.2 0.0 2.1-4.9 42.3 21.1
March 2 2 35.0 7.4-14.9 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 2.3-4.0 57.1 17.1
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 31 30 25.7 2.2 4.3 6.5 2.5 0.1 2.0 2.3 0.9 1.1 0.6
Conference 20 19 25.4 1.9 4.3 6.3 2.6 0.1 1.6 2.3 0.7 1.3 0.5
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 - 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.0
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Home 15 15 24.1 2.1 3.9 6.0 2.3 0.1 2.1 2.1 1.0 1.2 0.7
Away 12 11 26.2 2.5 4.7 7.2 3.0 0.2 1.7 2.3 0.7 1.0 0.4
Neutral 4 4 30.3 1.5 4.5 6.0 1.8 0.0 2.8 3.0 0.9 1.0 0.5
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Wins 23 22 23.7 1.8 4.2 6.0 2.6 0.1 2.0 2.1 0.9 1.0 0.5
Losses 8 8 31.3 3.1 4.5 7.6 2.3 0.1 2.0 2.8 0.7 1.4 0.8
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November 7 7 23.4 1.6 3.6 5.1 2.0 0.0 2.1 1.6 1.4 0.7 0.3
December 6 5 21.8 2.2 2.5 4.7 1.7 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.0 1.3 0.8
January 9 9 24.1 2.0 4.2 6.2 3.3 0.3 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.3 0.4
February 7 7 30.6 3.1 6.3 9.4 2.9 0.0 2.6 4.0 0.6 1.0 0.9
March 2 2 35.0 1.5 5.5 7.0 2.0 - 3.0 4.5 0.7 1.0 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 31 30 796 67 133 200 78 3 62 71 0.9 34 18
Conference 20 19 507 39 87 126 52 2 31 45 0.7 25 9
Exhibition 1 1 26 0 1 1 2 - 3 2 1.5 1 0
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Home 15 15 361 31 59 90 35 1 31 32 1.0 18 11
Away 12 11 314 30 56 86 36 2 20 27 0.7 12 5
Neutral 4 4 121 6 18 24 7 0 11 12 0.9 4 2
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Wins 23 22 546 42 97 139 60 2 46 49 0.9 23 12
Losses 8 8 250 25 36 61 18 1 16 22 0.7 11 6
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November 7 7 164 11 25 36 14 0 15 11 1.4 5 2
December 6 5 131 13 15 28 10 0 10 10 1.0 8 5
January 9 9 217 18 38 56 30 3 13 13 1.0 12 4
February 7 7 214 22 44 66 20 0 18 28 0.6 7 6
March 2 2 70 3 11 14 4 - 6 9 0.7 2 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 31 30 25.7 3.4 6.7 10.1 3.9 0.2 3.1 3.6 0.9 1.7 0.9
Conference 20 19 25.4 3.1 6.9 9.9 4.1 0.2 2.4 3.6 0.7 2.0 0.7
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 0.0 1.5 1.5 3.1 0.0 4.6 3.1 1.5 1.5 0.0
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Home 15 15 24.1 3.4 6.5 10.0 3.9 0.1 3.4 3.5 1.0 2.0 1.2
Away 12 11 26.2 3.8 7.1 11.0 4.6 0.3 2.5 3.4 0.7 1.5 0.6
Neutral 4 4 30.3 2.0 6.0 7.9 2.3 0.0 3.6 4.0 0.9 1.3 0.7
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Wins 23 22 23.7 3.1 7.1 10.2 4.4 0.1 3.4 3.6 0.9 1.7 0.9
Losses 8 8 31.3 4.0 5.8 9.8 2.9 0.2 2.6 3.5 0.7 1.8 1.0
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November 7 7 23.4 2.7 6.1 8.8 3.4 0.0 3.7 2.7 1.4 1.2 0.5
December 6 5 21.8 4.0 4.6 8.5 3.1 0.0 3.1 3.1 1.0 2.4 1.5
January 9 9 24.1 3.3 7.0 10.3 5.5 0.6 2.4 2.4 1.0 2.2 0.7
February 7 7 30.6 4.1 8.2 12.3 3.7 0.0 3.4 5.2 0.6 1.3 1.1
March 2 2 35.0 1.7 6.3 8.0 2.3 0.0 3.4 5.1 0.7 1.1 0.6