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Natalie Jones
Natalie Jones


Anchorage, Alaska

High School:
East Anchorage HS





Family Studies & Human Development

Natalie Jones' Career Honors

Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
UA Hustle Award

About Natalie: Coach Bonvicini says: "Natalie is a great athlete and a very, very good defender. She's going to be able to settle in a little more this year. Natalie brings us great rebounding, great defense. She's a competitor, and she's very good at slashing and getting to the basket. Natalie has improved her consistency from three-point range. She has great explosive quickness. She definitely has the tools, the athletic ability, to be a strong contributor for us"...

2002-03 Season: Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... UA "Hustle" Award... Top Wildcat sub during the season... Played in all 31 games, starting 4... Averaged 4.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game... Shot 29.7 percent from the floor, including 28.4 percent from three-point range... Drained a solid 75.7 percent of her free throw attempts for the season... Nailed a season-high 4 assists in four different games... Reached double-digits in scoring twice... Played 13 minutes off the bench against Notre Dame (3/23/03) in first round of NCAA Tournament... Posted averages of 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game during the three contests of the Pac-10 Tournament... Tied her season high with 12 points off the bench at Oregon (2/1/03)... Started at Wisconsin (1/26/03) because of Aimee Grzyb's absence and racked up season highs of 12 points and 32 minutes... Logged a season-high 4 steals against Oregon State (1/4/03)... 5 rebounds, 3 points in collegiate debut against No. 3 LSU (11/22/02) during season opener...

High School: Part of three state champion basketball teams at East Anchorage (Alaska) High School... The Thunderbirds posted a 102-8 mark during her four years with the program... 2002 fourth team Parade All-American... Honorable mention Street & Smith's All-American in 2002... Honorable mention WBCA All-American and USA Today All-American... Rated as one of the top-10 guards in the country by All-Star Girls Report... Student Sports Magazine ranked her No. 26 among all seniors in the nation during the 2001-02 season... 2002 USA Today Alaska Player of the Year... Three-time All-Alaska and All-Region IV selection... Team captain as a senior... Squad posted a 27-2 mark and won its third straight state title her senior year... Named East Anchorage's Best Defensive Player and Best Offensive Player as a junior... Averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 steals and 3.7 assists per game that season... Lettered one year as a sprinter on East Anchorage's track and field team... Four-year honor roll student... Three-time Who's Who Among American High School Students honoree... Played for the Alaska Youth Basketball Association Girls High School Select Team... Was selected to attend the Adidas Top Ten All-American Camp... Was MVP of the Alaska Basketball Development Program...

Natalie Jones' Career Highs

Field Goals Made: 5 at Wisconsin (1/26/03)
Field Goals Attempted: 9 at Oregon (2/1/03)
Three-Point Field Goals Made: 2, four times, last at Wisconsin (1/26/03)
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 6 at Oregon (2/1/03)
Free Throws Made: 4 at Oregon (2/1/03)
Free Throws Attempted: 5 vs. UC Riverside (12/7/02)
Rebounds: 6 vs. Washington (3/9/03)
Points: 12, twice, last at Oregon (2/1/03)
Assists: 4, three times, last vs. Oregon State (1/4/03)
Blocked Shots: 1 vs. Washington State (2/8/03)
Steals: 4 vs. Oregon State (1/4/03)
Minutes Played: 32 at Wisconsin (1/26/03)

Natalie Jones' Stats at Arizona

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 2002-03. 31-4 544/17.5 41-138 .297 19-67 .284 28-37 .757 26-54 80 2.6 52-0 49 63 1 27 129/4.2 TOTAL... 31-4 544/17.5 41-138 .297 19-67 .284 28-37 .757 26-54 80 2.6 52-0 49 63 1 27 129/4.2