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Shakara Jones
Shakara Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Mo.

High School:
Francis Howell Central

Height:
6-2

Position:
F


Junior (2009-10): Started 29 of 30 games during her junior campaign ... ended the year with 907 career points, just 93 shy of 1,000 ... posted 9.1 ppg. and ranked second on the team with 5.5 rpg. ... grabbed a team best 2.6 offensive boards per game ... reached double figures 10 times ... recorded two double-doubles on the year ... had 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds against Memphis ... posted 15 points and 10 rebounds in a game with Ball State ... scored a season high 17 points against Florida A&M ... also reached double figures against Indiana (15), Colorado (15), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (13), Oklahoma (13), North Texas (11), Iowa State (11), and Texas (10) ... also secured at least 10 rebounds against Colorado (11) and Bradley (10).

Sophomore (2008-09): Started all 30 games in her sophomore season year with theTigers ... led the team in shooting percentage, coming in at a 50.4 percent clip ... ranked third in both scoring and rebounds with 10.3 ppg. and 4.3 rpg. ... scored in double-digits in 15 of 30 games last season, including eight of the last 12 contests ... contributed with season highs of 22 points and seven rebounds against Indiana .. tied season high of seven rebounds and scored 15 points against Oklahoma State ... played a personal best 48 minutes in a triple-overtime game against Holy Cross, when she notched 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor ... ended the season with 11 points and seven rebounds against Texas in the Big 12 Tournament.

Freshman (2007-08): Named to the Dallas Morning News and Waco Tribune's Big 12 All-Rookie teams ... reached double figures in 16 games ... recorded three double-doubles on the year ... started 27 games in her inaugural season ... was third on the team in scoring with 10.5 ppg. and second in rebounding at 5.5 rpg. ... opened her career in impressive fashion with 27 points and 14 rebounds against Murray State ... the 27 points were the most by a Tiger in her Mizzou debut ... scored 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds against Texas State ... picked up her third double-double of the year with 17 points and 10 rebounds against UMKC ... played a career high 44 minutes and posted 16 points and seven rebounds in Mizzou's upset of No. 11 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament ... hit 7-of-8 shots from the floor as she scored a team high 15 points at No. 23 Texas A&M ... posted 18 points at Kansas on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor ... narrowly missed a double-double with 17 points and nine boards against Stephen F. Austin ... dished out a personal best four assists against Marshall.

High School:Earned EA Sports All-America second team honors and was a McDonald's All-America and Gatorade Player of the Year nominee in 2007... named the 2007 Miss Show-Me Basketball and the St. Louis American Fab 5 Player of the Year ... amassed 2,439 points, 849 rebounds and 282 blocks over her four-year career ... rankedNo. 98 overall by Blue Star Basketball ... four-year starter at Francis Howell High School for coach Brian Ricker at Francis Howell Central where she was a four-time first-team all-state selection by the MBCA and the 2007 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year .. was a four-time GAC South IAABO Player of the Year ... averaged 23.8 ppg., 8.0 rpg. and 3.0 bpg. as a senior to lead school to a 21-6 mark ... helped Francis Howell Central to the Gateway Athletic League and District 6 titles ... scored at least 20 points 22 times and totaled six double-doubles in 2007 and posted a career high 35 points ... led the St. Louis area with 25.2 ppg., to go along with 8.3 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.6 spg. as a junior ... named a Street & Smith All-America honorable mention, Student Sports Junior All-American and a MaxPreps All-America HM in 2006 ... in her prep career, she has averaged 23 points, eight rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.48 blocks per game ... also a four-time Gateway Athletic Conference All-Academic selection.

Personal: Full name is Shakara L. Jones ... born on Sept. 22, 1988, in Independence, Mo. ... daughter of Ron and Anita Squires-Jones ... both parents graduated from Missouri ... her father played basketball at Mizzou from 1981-84 ... also has a younger sister, Sharese (Winky) .. majoring in nutrition.

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