Britney Jones

Britney Cimone Jones (born September 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. During her career she has won the national championship in Romania, Belgium, Switzerland and El Salvador.[1]

Britney Jones
BC Tsmoki-Minsk
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBelarus Premier League
Personal information
Born (1987-09-01) September 1, 1987 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Career information
High schoolJohn Marshall Metropolitan
(Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeUAB (2005–2009)
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2010Montaneras de Morovis
2010FEA Neas Halkidonas
2011–2013Fjölnir
2013–2014CSM Targoviste
2014–2015Olimpia CSU Brașov
2015–2017Chevakata Vologda
2017–2018Royal Castors Braine
2018BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket
2018–2019Belfius Namur Capitale
2019Santa Tecla BC
2019Ślęza Wrocław
2020Hapoel Petah Tikva
2020–presentBC Tsmoki-Minsk
Career highlights and awards

Early life and high schoolEdit

Jones grew up in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and attended John Marshall Metropolitan High School. She was named the 2004-05 Athlete of the Year as well as Player of the Year by the Chicago Sun-Times while receiving all-state, all-area and all-city recognition from the Chicago Sun-Times. Marshall won the CPS City Championship in 2002 and 2004 while placing third in the state in 2002.[2]

College careerEdit

Jones played college basketball for the UAB Blazers of the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2005 to 2009.

Alabama at Birmingham statisticsEdit

Source[3]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005-06 Alabama at Birmingham 27 326 42.5% 39.9% 65.2% 2.4 2.0 1.3 0.3 12.1
2006-07 Alabama at Birmingham 32 310 32.2% 26.5% 66.7% 2.8 2.6 1.8 0.5 9.7
2007-08 Alabama at Birmingham 30 383 37.2% 31.4% 69.6% 4.3 3.1 2.7 0.4 12.8
2008-09 Alabama at Birmingham 30 582 39.8% 30.7% 77.9% 4.6 3.5 2.2 0.4 19.4
Career 119 1601 37.9% 31.8% 71.6% 3.6 2.8 2.0 0.4 13.5

Professional careerEdit

In 2011, Jones signed with Fjölnir of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[4] She was selected for the Icelandic All-Star game in January 2013[5] while also appearing in the three point competition where she finished second.[6] During the season, she led the league with 29.3 points per game. She returned to Fjölnir the following season[7] and again led the league in scoring, averaging 31.6 points per game. On 20 February 2013, she scored 52 points in an overtime loss against Njarðvík.[8]

She spent the 2017–2018 season with Royal Castors Braine,[9][10] helping the team to the Belgian championship. After the playoffs, she signed with BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket, replacing injured Noémie Mayombo,[11] and helped the team win the Swiss championship.[12] The following season, she returned to Belgium and signed with Belfius Namur Capitale. She left Naumur-Capitale at the end of February 2019.[13]

She started the 2019–20 season with Ślęza Wrocław[14] where she averaged 11.4 points and 3.1 assists in 8 games. In January 2020, she signed with Hapoel Petah Tikva of the Ligat ha'Al.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Britney Jones Basketball Player Profile". EuroBasket.com. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Britney Jones - Women's Basketball - University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics". uabsports.com. UAB Blazers. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  3. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  4. ^ "Breytingar á liðunum átta". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 10 October 2011. p. C4. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (23 January 2013). "Sextán ára stelpa fékk flest atkvæði í Stjörnuleikskosningunni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Fólk". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 31 January 2013. p. 3. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  7. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (4 November 2012). "Faðmaði dómarann í miðjum leik". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  8. ^ Kristján Jónsson (21 February 2013). "Snæfell á möguleika á efsta sætinu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). p. 2. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Britney Jones rejoint les Castors Braine". La Province (in French). 1 September 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  10. ^ "L'appétit grandissant de l'Américaine Britney Jones". La Capitale (in French). 11 January 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Mayombo blessée, Jones arrive". La Liberté (in French). 11 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Namur Capitale se sépare de sa meneuse américaine, Britney Jones". Metro Time (in French). 28 February 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  13. ^ Jacques Delise; Jérémie Baise (28 February 2019). "Namur-Capitale et Britney Jones, c'est fini !". RTBF (in French). Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Britney Jones nową zawodniczką Ślęzy Wrocław". doba.pl (in Polish). 27 June 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  15. ^ Lior Hai (12 January 2020). "Britney Jones (ex Sleza Wroclaw) signs at Petah Tikva". EuroBasket.com. Retrieved 24 May 2020.

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