Jones III Earns Second Freshman All-American Honor

March 25, 2011

BOSTON – Baylor freshman sensation Perry Jones III was named to the 2011 Freshman All-American team, his second such honor in two weeks. Earlier this month, Jones III was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Freshman All-American second team.

Jones III, who was a finalist for the Wayman Tisdale Award given to the nation’s top freshman, finished the regular season as the Big 12 freshman leader in scoring (13.9) and field goal percentage (54.9). PJ3 finished second on the Baylor team in both scoring and rebounding (7.2) and third in assists (1.2), starting a Baylor freshman-record 30 games in 2010-11. His 54.9 field goal percentage ranks third in school history among freshmen behind only teammate Quincy Acy (65.5 in 2008-09) and 12-year NBA veteran Brian Skinner (59.8 in 1994-95).

The Duncanville, Texas, product also became the first Baylor freshman to earn NABC All-District honors since Lawrence Roberts (second team) in 2002. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the league’s coaches, Yahoo! Sports and The Dallas Morning News, while earning honorable mention by the AP.

A three-time Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week honoree, Jones III is only the second player in program history to earn multiple Freshman All-American honors. In 2005, All-Centennial team member Aaron Bruce was named first-team Freshman All-American by Basketball Times and second-team by PJ3 joins Curtis Jerrells (2006) as Baylor’s only Freshman All-American selections.

Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
Will Barton, Memphis
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Tim Hardaway, Michigan
Tobias Harris, Tennessee
Maurice Jones, USC
Terrence Jones, Kentucky
Perry Jones III, Baylor
DeAndre Kane, Marshall
Brandon Knight, Kentucky
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina
Ray McCallum, Detroit
Doug McDermott, Creighton
T.J. McConnell, Duquesne
Travis McKie, Wake Forest
Trevor Releford, Alabama
Jereme Richmond, Illinois
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Tristan Thompson, Texas
Brian Voelkel, Vermont
Patric Young, Florida



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