Illiniois State senior forward John Jones had the honor of representing his homeland Barbados in the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships which lasted from July 1-July 5.
Jones was one of 12 selected men to represent the county of Barbados. Just one of two from the US, Jones was joined by fellow-U.S. student-athlete Kregg Jones, a redshirt senior at Cal State Bakersfield.
While at ISU, he averaged 4.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game. He helped lead Barbados to a sixth place finish at the weeklong event, which wrapped up Saturday.
In Barbados reclassification game against Antigua last Friday, Jones tallied up nine points along with six rebounds.
In a narrow loss to the British Virgin Islands, Jones grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in 26 minutes of work for Barbados.
During the CBC Championships, Barbados had a 2-3 record overall finishing in sixth place after losing in the fifth-place game to Guyana.
Originating from St. Michael, Barbados Jones contributed highly during his junior year at ISU. He shot an even 50 percent from the field (50-for-100) averaging 5.9 points, 3.9 rebounds in 23 games and 13 starts as a junior in the 2013-2014 season.
All of Barbados’ games which feature ISU’s Jones from the CBC Championship’s are archived and can be viewed on YouTube: YouTube.com/fiba.Senior