Full Name: Lonnie P. Jones
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 228
Birthdate: November 8, 1979 (Gary, IN)
High School: Wallace HS (Gary, IN)
College: Ball State
Participated in training camp with the New Jersey Nets in 2002. Participated in the 2002 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, averaging 9.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.5 blocked shots.
Finished four-year career as the all-time leader in blocked shots in Ball State and Mid-American Conference history with 301. Also ranks eighth in school history in total rebounds with 678. Played in 121 career games, starting 79 times. Owns BSUís first, third, fourth, and fifth highest single-season blocked shot totals.
As a senior, averaged 7.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.6 blocked shots. Started 33 of 34 games. Missed one game due to a sore knee. Led the team in blocked shots, was second in rebounding, and fourth in scoring. Led conference in blocks and ranked 21st nationally. Set single-season school record for blocked shots with 89. Rejected four or more shots in 12 games. Scored 15 points and tied career-high with seven blocks against Buffalo on Feb. 13. Tied season-high with 15 points in 16 minutes against IPFW on Dec. 6. Registered a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Indiana on Dec. 8. Scored 14 points on 7-for-7 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, and blocked four shots against UCLA in the Maui Invitational semi-finals on Nov. 20. Blocked five shots against Duke on Nov. 21 in the Maui Invitational finals.
As a junior, averaged 9.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.5 blocked shots. Started 20 of 30 games, including the last 18. Scored in double figures 14 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds six times. Recorded three double-doubles. Blocked three or more shots 13 times. Scored career-high 23 points against Marshall on Jan.24. Scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Northern Illinois on Jan. 15. Grabbed season-high 13 rebounds in the rematch at NIU on Feb. 17.
As a sophomore, averaged 7.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.7 blocked shots. Led team in blocked shots and field goal percentage. Led or shared team lead in rebounding seven times. Blocked four or more shots 10 times. Registered career-high seven blocks against Western Michigan on Feb. 9 and against Miami (OH) in the MAC Tournament Finals on Mar. 8. Scored season-high 18 points against Western Michigan in the last game of the regular season on Feb. 26. Was named MAC Defensive Player of the Week two times.
As a freshman, averaged 3.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.0 blocked shots in 14.5 minutes a game. Led team and conference in blocked shots. Registered first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Buffalo on Feb. 24. Blocked four or more shots in six games. Averaged 5.1 rebounds in conference games, leading the team in rebounding five times.