Full Name: DeMario Jones
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 220
Birthdate: April 23, 1979
High School: Columbia HS (Atlanta)
College: Central Oklahoma
Played final two seasons of collegiate career at Central Oklahoma, after starting at College of the Sequoias and routing through Tennessee State. Earned First Team North Division All-Lone Star Conference and NABC All-South Regional Team honors as a senior.
As a senior, averaged 18.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. Started 27 of 29 games. Ranked third in the conference in field goal percentage, fourth in scoring and ninth in rebounding. Led team in scoring 16 times. Posted season-high 34 points against East Central. Notched a 31 point, 11 rebound double-double at West Texas A&M while dishing out four assists. Scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Cameron. Tallied 18 points, 10 rebounds and five steals against Southwestern Oklahoma. Recorded 27 points at Central Arkansas. Led team with 21 points against Northeastern (OK) State in the Lone Star Tournament.
As a junior, averaged 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Appeared in 21 games and started eight times. Scored in double figures in 14 games. Posted season-high 19 points in back-to-back games against Southwestern Oklahoma and Northeastern (OK) State. Notched three double-doubles, including an 18-point, 12-rebound game against Lock Haven. Registered a 16-point, 12-rebound effort against West Texas A&M.
As a sophomore at College of the Sequoias, averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds. Was named MVP at three in-season tournaments during the year.
As a freshman at Tennessee State, averaged 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. Appeared in six games before quitting the team. Scored 21 points against Tennessee.
Sat out 1997-98 season at Tennessee State while fulfilling NCAA eligibility requirements.