|Hometown:||S. Plainfield, N.J.|
|High School:||St. Thomas More Prep|
Became the first Rhode Island player in eight years to post consecutive seasons with 100 or more assists...Ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10 in assists (4.1 apg) and third in assist/turnover ratio (2.52:1)...Started all 36 games for URI at the point guard position...Scored 10 points at home versus Holy Cross...Recorded a career-high 10 assists at VCU...Scored nine points to go along with five assists and three steals versus Providence...Dished out 10 assists to just two turnovers at Boston College...Connected on 8-of-8 from the free throw line at Xavier...Hit the gamewinning 3-pointer at Dayton...Poured in 13 points, connecting on 4-of-4 from the perimeter, to go along with six assists and four steals at La Salle...Had seven assists to just one turnover in 25 minutes of play against Fordham...Scored 15 points (5-9 FG) and had six assists at Massachusetts...Had eight points in the A-10 Championship opener versus Saint Joseph's...Added seven points, four rebounds and five assists against North Carolina in the NIT semifinals.
Became the first URI sophomore in five years to register more than 100 assists...Ranked among the A-10 leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio (7th, 1.69:1), assists (8th, 3.97 apg), and steals (13th, 1.47 spg)...Earned the start in all 34 games for Rhode Island...Registered five games with double figures in scoring...Had a career-high 15 points at Oklahoma State...His game-winning layup at the buzzer lifted URI to a 93-91 win over Dayton and the play earned top play honors on ESPN's Sportscenter...Registered six points, four assists and two rebounds versus Brown...Added four points and four assists at Duke...Tallied 10 points while registering four assists, four rebounds and three steals versus VCU...Dished out six assists versus Hartford...Scored seven points versus Penn State...Notched five points, two assists and two boards versus Villanova...Registered nine points, five rebounds and three assists at Northeastern...Grabbed five boards and had four assists at Providence...Scored a career-high 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor (3-4 3FG) versus Oklahoma State...Tallied seven points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals at Fairleigh Dickinson...Registered seven points, five assists and five rebounds versus Akron...Recorded eight points and five assists at Toledo...Played 40 minutes, tallying eight points and six rebounds at Saint Joseph's...Notched eight points while dishing out six assists versus Fordham...Scored 10 points at Richmond...Tallied eight points, six assists and four rebounds at George Washington...Recorded nine points, six assists and three rebounds at home against Temple...Was 4-of-5 from the floor, good for 13 points to go along with nine assists versus La Salle...Scored five points, dished out five assists and grabbed four rebounds at Charlotte...Added six points at Temple...Recorded nine points, six assists and four rebounds versus St. Bonaventure...Added five assists and two blocked shots against Saint Louis...Scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field (2-3 3FG), including the gamewinning shot at home against Dayton...Scored six points and had four assists at Duquesne...Dished out six assists versus Duquesne in the A-10 Tournament...Tallied six points and five steals at Niagara in the opening round game of the NIT...Had six assists and two steals at Penn State in the second round of the NIT.
Appeared in 30 contests as a freshman, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 assists in just under nine minutes of action per outing...Had four games with five or more assists and three games with six assists off the bench for URI...Missed two weeks in the preseason, as well as the season opener versus Florida Atlantic, due to a broken hand....Saw his first collegiate action at Brown, notching two points and two boards in 13 minutes of action...Dished out three assists vs. Stetson...Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds to go along with six boards in 20 minutes of action versus Toledo...Shot 3-for-4 from the field, scoring eight points against Northeastern...Tallied three assists against New Hampshire...Played nine minutes against Hofstra, grabbing four rebounds...Came off the bench to play 19 minutes against Eastern Michigan, tallying eight points, six assists, and three steals...Had five assists in 19 minutes against Fairleigh Dickinson...Recorded six assists in 10 minutes of play versus Duquesne...Posted back-to-back six point performances at home against Massachusetts and Saint Joseph's...Knocked down a three-pointer during a key run in a win at La Salle...Saw 11 minutes of action at Creighton in the opening round of the NIT, tallying seven points, two assists and a steal.
At St. Thomas More Prep:
Averaged 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists for head coach Jere Quinn...The team captain helped St. Thomas More to an 18-14 mark this past season...In his two seasons there, Jones helped guide the Chancellors to a 47-21 overall mark and a consistent top 10 national ranking...Prior to prep school Jones was a standout at South Plainfield H.S. in New Jersey, averaging 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per contest...Was ranked as one of 10 players to watch in New Jersey by The Star-Ledger prior to the 2005-06 season.
Marquis Jones was born April 21, 1987 in Newark, N.J. ...Parents are Rodney and Leslie Jones...Has a brother, Rodney and a sister, Nicole...Majoring in english at URI.
Marquis Jones Career Statistics Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2007-08 30-0 267/8.9 18-48 .375 2-10 .200 14-26 .538 2-32 34 1.1 38-0 50 30 2 14 52/1.7 2008-09 34-34 920/27.1 68-171 .398 22-68 .324 49-69 .710 17-72 89 2.6 82-3 135 80 9 50 207/6.1 2009-10 36-36 820/22.8 64-170 .376 27-82 .329 51-76 .671 6-47 53 1.5 76-2 146 58 2 48 206/5.7 TOTAL 100-70 2007/20.1 150-389 .386 51-160 .319 114-171 .667 25-151 176 1.8 196-5 331 168 13 112 465/4.7