Full Name:
Lonnie P. Jones
Position:
Center
College:
Ball State
Height:
7-0
Weight:
228
High School:
Wallace HS (Gary, Ind.)
Birthdate:
November 8, 1979
Birthplace:
Gary, Ind.

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Established Mid-American Conference and Ball State career blocked shots records with 301 rejections.
Finished senior season 21st in nation in blocked shots (2.6 bpg).
Total of 89 blocks set new school single-season record.
Started 51 of final 53 games of his career.
Ranks eighth in school history in career rebounds.
Owns Ball State’s first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-best single-season block totals.
Averaged 2.5 rejections for his career.
At the 2002 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, averaged 9.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots.


AT BALL STATE
Missed only one game of senior season (Central Michigan, sore knee).
Topped team in blocks and was second in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and fourth in scoring.
Also led conference in blocks and defensive rebounds (116, 3.4 drpg).
Rejected four or more shots in 12 different games.
Tied career-high with seven blocks against Buffalo.
Posted double-double against Indiana, scoring 10 points and hauling in 11 rebounds to go with two blocks.
Scored season-high 15 points vs. IPFW.

As a junior, averaged 25.8 minutes while starting the final 18 games of the season.
Scored in double figures 14 times and reached double digits in rebounding six times.
Recorded three double-doubles.
Notched three or more blocks 13 times.
Scored career-high 23 points against Marshall.

As a sophomore, was named MAC Defensive Player of the Week two times.
Topped team in blocks and field goal percentage and paced MAC in blocked shots while ranking 14th in rebounding (6.1 rpg) and 14th in defensive rebounding (128, 4.1 drpg).
Led team or tied for team lead in rebounding seven times.
Tallied at least four blocks 10 times.
Rejected career-high-tying seven shots against both Western Michigan and Miami University (MAC Tournament Championship Game).
Scored season-high 18 points against Western Michigan in regular season finale.

Averaged 14.5 minutes as a freshman.
Led team and MAC in blocked shots.
Posted his first career double-double against Buffalo with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Had six games with four or more blocks, eight games with three or more rejections, 16 with two or more and 20 with at least one.
Upped rebounding during league games to 5.1 rpg, compared to 4.3 rpg overall.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 26 0 43 91 .473 13 32 .406 111 9 6 52 99 3.8
1999-00 31 26 106 196 .541 26 61 .426 188 14 15 84 238 7.7
2000-01 30 20 122 238 .513 39 73 .534 197 23 11 76 283 9.4
2001-02 34 33 114 197 .579 37 72 .514 182 16 10 89 265 7.8
TOTALS 121 79 385 722 .533 115 238 .483 678 62 42 301 885 7.3
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).