Danette Jones
    Danette Jones


    Salem, Ill.

    High School:
    Salem Community





    Salukis looking for two-in-a-row against Evansville on Sunday

    Tipoff is set for 12:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.


    Salukis return home to face Indiana State on Friday

    Tipoff is set for 6:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.


    Salukis end month-long road trip at Drake on Sunday

    Tipoff is set for 2:05 p.m. at the Knapp Center.

    Worth Noting
    Returning starter who will be the center of SIU's perimeter this season...is one of the team's finest shooters and looks to have a breakout year in 2004-05...is one of the best shooters in the Valley.

    Averaged a second-best 9.1 points per game in 26 starts...named second-team MVC scholar-athlete...knocked down a second-best 47 three-pointers, including 32 against league opponents...ranked second on the team with 40 assists...was the Dawgs' leading scorer on seven occasions...registered double-digits in the scoring column 10 times...scored 21 or more points in two games...pitched in a career-high 33 points on 12-of-21 field goals, 6-of-10 three-pointers and 3-of-3 free throws at Bradley (1/31/04)...her 33-point effort tied for fifth on the school's all-time single game highs list...not to mention, her six treys also tied for second-most in a single game...shot 75 percent (30-of-40) from the free throw line, where she ranked second on the team...also averaged 1.5 assists and two rebounds a game.

    Led the Salukis with a .349 percentage (22-of-63) from three-point range...played in all 27 games while starting two...averaged 4.7 points in 12.4 minutes per contest...shot 38 percent (42-of-112) from the field and a fourth-best 70 percent (21-of-30) from the free throw line...pulled down 24 rebounds, dished out 15 assists, gathered one block and had five steals...tied a career-high 16 points at Evansville (1/11)...registered four other double-digit outings...knocked down 3-of-6 three-pointers at SMS (1/3)...made a perfect 4-of-4 free throws vs. Middle Tennessee State (1/28).

    Made first collegiate start at Nebraska (11/16)...averaged four points and 1.4 rebounds per game...led the team in three-point percentage (.393) against conference opponents...shot 27-of-46 (.587) from the free throw line, while dishing out 12 assists and collecting eight steals...made five consecutive three-pointers from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5...posted three straight double-digit outings, including a career-high 16 points vs. Evansville (1/5)...hit a pair of clutch free throws with 41 seconds left to help seal a 64-51 win over Illinois State (2/17).

    As a Prep
    Two-sport athlete at Salem Community High School...averaged 22.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game...both an IBCA and News Gazette all-state special mention pick...named Salem Times Commoner All-Area Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player...also garnered North Egypt Conference MVP honors...also a Salem Times Commoner All-Area Player of the Year as both a junior and senior in volleyball.

    Full name is Danette BreAnn Jones...majors in Elementary Education...born Dec. 4, 1982...daughter of Dena and Don Jones...has one brother, Doug.

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