44 - Sharese Jones
Sharese Jones
Height: 5-8
Year: So.
Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.
High School: Francis Howell Central HS
Position: Guard

2012-13: Appearing in all 27 games for the Lions at guard as a freshman, Jones made six starts on the year while averaging 6.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game....Averaging 21 minutes per contest, Jones shot 39.8% (45-113) from the field, 33.3% (14-42) from three-point range and 76.5% (62-81)...Her 62 free throws made and 81 attempts led the team in both categories while her shooting percentage ranked third...Grabbed 83 rebounds on the year ranking fifth on the team...Scored a career-high 17 points while grabbing six rebounds in the Lions two-point win at home over Missouri Western...Grabbed a career-high and team-high 11 rebounds at Fort Hays St. while dishing out a career-best four assists in a win at Lindenwood...Also scored 16 points going 5-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from three-point range in a win at home over Southwest Baptist.

In High School: played at Francis Howell Central High School. A four-year starter for coach Brian Ricker, Jones was a four-time All-Conference and All-District selection, while picking up All-Metro and All-State honors as a senior and being named the GAC South Conference Player of the Year. Jones was named to the All-Tournament teams of three different tournaments each year at FHCHS, while being named the Lutheran High School Tournament MVP in each of her junior and senior seasons. In her four-year career at Howell Central, Jones averaged 16.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals, while tallying 1,910 points, and 841 rebounds. She averaged 20.4 points as a senior, while averaging 17.0, 17.2 and 12.1 points per game in each of her previous three years. 

Personal: Jones comes from a line of highly successful basketball players as both her father Ron and her sister Shakara played basketball at the University of Missouri. Shakara was a four-year starter for the Tigers and is currently playing professional basketball in Greece. The daughter of Ron Jones and Anita Squires-Jones, Sharese plans to major in Health Promotions at Southern, aspiring to attain a degree in physical therapy.