Head coach Bruce Weber and several players talked to area media Tuesday
K-State coach also likes his
The two teams will square on Thursday at 11:40 am CDT on TruTV
The two teams will square off on Thursday at 11:40 am CDT on TruTV
The Wildcats and Bears face off on Thursday at 11:30 am on ESPN2
Junior College: Played one season at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan., in 2010-11... Helped the Saints to a 27-7 overall record and the Jayhawk West Conference title with a 12-4 mark... Team lost in the Region VI Championship game to Coffeyville Community College, 73-69... Named a third team NJCAA All-American and a first team All-Region VI selection as a sophomore... Honored as the Jayhawk West Conference most valuable player along with first team all-league accolades... Saw action in all 34 games with 30 starts... Averaged a team-best 18.6 points on 48.9 percent (223-of-456), including 37.2 percent (61-of-164) from 3-point range, with 4.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 32.3 minutes per game... Connected on a team-best 74.3 percent (127-of-171) from the free throw line... Paced the squad in 11 categories, including scoring, field goals made, field goals attempted, 3-point field goals made, 3-point field goals attempted, 3-point field goal percentage, free throws made, free throw percentage, assists, starts and minutes played... Ranked among the Top 10 in scoring (10th) and assists (ninth) in the Jayhawk Conference, while he was in the Top 10 in both categories (scoring - eighth and assists - ninth) in conference-only games... Scored in double figures in 32 of 34 games played, including 15 20-point games... Scored a season-best 32 points (13-of-19 field goals) against Neosho County (1/2/11)... Averaged 24 points during the Saints' run in the Region VII Tournament, including 29 points in the semifinal win over Cowley (3/6/11) and future K-State teammate James Watson... Connected on 12-of-15 free throws in the victory over Cowley... Knocked down a season-high seven 3-pointers (on nine attempts) against Cloud County (1/17/11)... Dished out five or more assists in 16 games, including a season-best eight against Clarendon College (11/12/10)... Collected at least three steals in 10 contests, including a season-high five steals against Cowley (3/6/11)... Coached by Bryan Zollinger.
As a Freshman: Played one season at Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas in 2009-10... Helped the Westerners to a 16-13 overall record, including a 77-73 win over Seward County Community College... Saw action in 24 games... Averaged 13.4 points on 34.7 percent (120-of-346) shooting, including 24.2 percent (24-of-99) from 3-point range, with 2.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game... Posted five 20-point games, including a season-best 29 points against New Mexico Junior College (1/21/10)... Coached by Jason Sautter.
High School: Played two seasons at Simeon High School in Chicago, Ill. ... Averaged 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and one block as a senior in 2008-09 en route to earning all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors... Hails from the same high school as Chicago Bulls' star Derrick Rose... Coached by Robert Smith.
Personal: Jeremy Jones was born Sept. 17, 1989, in Chicago, Ill. ... Mother is Linda Stevens... Has three younger siblings, Jermaine, Talicia and CJ... Offers from several schools, including Arizona State, Houston and South Florida... Major is undecided.