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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Autumn Jones added to UB women’s hoops for 2017-18 campaign

All WNY News     Wednesday, April 26, 2017    

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BUFFALO -- University at Buffalo women's basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced the addition of junior college transfer Autumn Jones for the 2017-18 campaign. Jones will have two years of eligibility remaining when she joins UB next season.

"Autumn will be a welcome addition to our Bulls Family," stated head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "Her passion, personality, and enthusiasm of purpose, are characteristics that sets her apart. She is quick on defense and explosive on offense.  I am thrilled that we were able to find this incredibly talented student athlete. I know that Autumn will join us on our quest for success in the classroom and on the court and help us soar to new found heights. We are super excited about our future team with the addition of Autumn Jones."

The 5-8 dynamic combo guard spent last season at Pensacola State where she played in 27 games and led the Pirates to an 18-10 record. Jones finished off the season averaging 9.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals as she became a threat on both ends of the court. She was nominated for the Florida Conference Best Student-Athlete award after her strong season on the court and inside the classroom at Pensacola State.

Jones spent the 2015-16 campaign at Moberly Area Community College where she started all 32 games for the Greyhounds while leading the team averaging 16.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals. She helped lead the Greyhounds to an 18-14 overall record while being named WBCA First Team All-American and NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American. She finished the season scoring 521 points while tying the school record for three pointers made in a single game with eight.

Jones joins Hanna Hall and Marissa Hamilton as the three newcomers to the very experienced and deep Bulls roster for the 2017-18 campaign. With the graduation of only one senior, the Bulls will be poised for another big seasons on the hardwood for head coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

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