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15 Nate Jones

Athletic wing with good size and speed who jumped into the Bison rotation as a freshman ... excellent shooter with range beyond the 3-point arc ... can also score off the drive ... solid defender ... has a good feel for the game, as his father is the head coach at Radford and his grandfather played in the NBA.

Appeared in 32 games with three starts ... averaged 2.2 ppg, 1.4 rpg ... started on opening night at Monmouth and hit a 3FG for the team’s first bucket of the season ... hit pair of 1st-half 3FGs to help Bison to 15-pt. halftime lead at Maryland ... started at VCU and scored a season-high 10 pts. (3-5 FG, 2-4 3FG), all in the 2nd half ... played season-high 30 minutes off bench at Richmond ... hit a big 3FG in 2nd half and was part of a defensive effort that helped Bucknell rally from 14-pt. deficit to win ... strong outing in home win over Loyola with 6 pts. (2-4 3FG), 5 reb. ... set career high with 5 asst. in home win over Navy ... twice drew fouls while shooting 3FGs and attempted career-high 6 FTs in win at American ... started the PL quarterfinal game vs. Loyola and scored the game’s first 5 pts.

Played in 26 games with 13 starts ... averaged 3.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg ... shot 41.5 FG%, 39.1 3FG% (18-46) and 61.9 FT% ... moved into the starting lineup at the “3” spot to start the year ... missed 9G with a foot injury and then came off the bench for the remainder of the season ... went 7-12 3FG after returning from injury ... had 5 pts., 4 asst., 3 stl. in season-opening win over Manhattan ... strong game vs. Northern Colorado with 4 reb., 3 asst. ... grabbed pair of big offensive reb. in 2nd half, both leading to baskets in a close game ... scored career-high 15 pts. — all in 1st half — at La Salle ... made 1st 4 3FGs and finished 5-7 FG, 4-6 3FG ... made both of his 3FG attempts and had 6 pts., 5 reb. in win over Mount St. Mary’s ... injured his left foot late in the Princeton game and missed the next 9G ... returned to action at West Point and made a 3FG on his first shot ... 5 pts., career-high 6 reb. in home win over Lafayette ... hit a 3FG and also had 2 asst. and a stl. in NCAA Tournament game vs. West Virginia.

Regular member of the guard rotation coming off the bench ... played in 28 games with one start ... missed three games due to injury ... averaged 2.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg ... shot 43.1 FG%, 37.5 3FG%, 60.0 FT% ... started career 7-10 from 3FG in 1st 4G ... played 20 min. on opening night and debuted with 6 pts., 3 reb. ... went 2-2 FG, both from 3-pt. range ... tallied 5 pts. in 10 min. vs. Wake Forest ... hit 2-3 FG (all from 3FG range) and scored 6 pts. in win at Robert Morris ... scored career-high 9 pts. (2-4 FG, 2-3 3FG, 3-4 FT) with 3 reb. in win at Manhattan ... missed the Princeton, Fairfield and Navy (home) games with an injury ... solid game in home win over Holy Cross with 6 pts., 5 reb., 4 asst. ... scored 8 pts. (3-4 FG, 2-3 3FG) in 13 min. off bench vs. Colgate ... made 1st career start at Boston University ... scored season-high 10 pts. (3-6 FG, 1-3 3FG, 3-4 FT) in road game at Colgate ... converted a 4-pt. play vs. Loyola ... made a big contribution in title-clinching win at Navy with 8 pts. (3-4 FG, 2-3 3FG), 2 asst., in 12 min.

Full name is Nathaniel William Jones ... born Feb. 22, 1997 in Washington, D.C. ... son of Mike and Sharon Jones ... has a younger brother, Miles ... father played basketball at Howard University and is in his sixth season as head coach at Radford (2018 Big South champion) ... he was previously an assistant at VCU and helped lead the Rams to the Final Four in 2011 ... grandfather, Jimmy Jones, had a 10-year professional career in the ABA and with the NBA’s Washington Bullets ... Nate was a four-year letterman at Radford High School, where he graduated with honors with a 4.0 GPA ... finished his basketball career with 1,487 career points ... averaged 20.8 points and 7.8 rebounds as a senior for a team that finished 23-3 ... was a two-time Conference 45 Player of the Year ... twice named all-state, all-region and all-conference ... averaged 17.3 points and 5.6 rebounds as a junior, when he led his team to a 26-3 record and berth in the state championship game ... named VaPreps Group 1A State Player of the Year as a junior and first team all-state as a senior ... shot over 40% from the 3-point arc in each of his final two seasons ... scored 15 points in the Virginia High School Coaches’ Association All-Star Game ... was a second team all-district selection as a sophomore, when Radford captured the state championship ... majoring in history ... made Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2016 and 2017.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 209
Year: Junior
Hometown: Radford, Va.
High School: Radford
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