March 6, 2012

Jones Earns Honorable Mention from Southland Conference

CORPUS CHRISTI – Junior guard Terence Jones (Baltimore, Md.) has earned honorable mention from the Southland Conference's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced today. Jones led the Islanders and finished seventh in the league with his 13.7 points per game.

Jones also earned Third Team All-Southland Conference honors from College Sports Madness, the website announced on Monday.

Jones had a strong season as the Islanders' scoring leader, finishing in double figures in 21 of the team's 30 games. He scored 20 points or more six times, including a career-high 33 in A&M – Corpus Christi's victory over Texas State on Jan. 25. He had at least four three pointers in a game on nine occasions, en route to 68 triples on the year – the third-highest total in school history. His 411 total points marked the eighth-best season in Islanders lore.

Through three years in an Islanders uniform, Jones sits 10th on the career scoring list with 874 points, leaving him 126 points away from being the ninth 1,000-point scorer in program history. He has buried 148 threes in his time on the Island, the third-best total among Islanders, and his 2,540 minutes place him eighth all-time. He sits fifth with 209 career assists.

The Islanders finished their first season under the leadership of Willis Wilson 6-24 overall and 4-12 in Southland play, despite having just 10 scholarship players and returning only Jones and Chris Hawkins-Mast as players who had significant experience. The Islanders had five freshmen average at least 10 minutes a game with an average of 11 starts apiece.

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