2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Asjha Jones

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olymics, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team that posted an 8-0 record and earned the gold medal in London; averaged 3.1 ppg. and 1.7 rpg.
  • Was the primary reason Australia's Liz Cambage, who scored 19 points in the first half of the USA's 86-73 victory, was held scoreless in the second half.
  • Aided the 2012 USA National Team to a 5-0 pre-Olympic exhibition slate; averaged 3.5 ppg. and 1.3 rpg.
  • Helped the USA National Team finish with a 3-2 record during its 2011 European Tour, sat out the first two games due to a sore knee.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Basketball World Championship Team that posted a 9-0 slate, captured the gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Aided the USA to a 3-1 pre-World Championship exhibition slate.
  • Participated in the USA’s July 2010 training camp.
  • Named to the 2010-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team on March 3, 2010.
  • Aided the USA National Team to a 3-0 mark and the gold medal at the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, played the first two games for the USA and the final game for UMMC Ekaterinburg due to contractual obligations, averaged 12.0 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. for the USA in its first two games.
  • Named to the 2007-08 USA Basketball Women's National Team on Sept. 7, 2007.
  • Attended the USA's September 2007 training camp in New York, but was injured and unable to participate in the drills.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 4 by the Washington Mystics in 2002, traded to the Connecticut Sun on March 25, 2003.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2008
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2007, 2009
  • EuroLeague Final Eight MVP: 2012
  • Currently competing in 2012-13 EuroCup action for Kayseri Kaski Spor Kulubu (Turkey).
  • Helped Connecticut compile a league second-best 25-9 record in 2012 and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Competed for Rivas Acopolis (Spain) and was named MVP of the 2012 EuroLeague Final Eight after propelling her squad to the championship game; closed out the season averaging a EuroLeague career-high 17.9 ppg. and 9.0 rpg. for Rivas in EuroLeague games.
  • Helped lead the Sun in 2011 to a 21-13 mark and the playoffs.
  • Averaged in 2011 13.3 ppg. and 6.4 rpg. in leading the Sun to a 21-13 mark and the playoffs.
  • Played for UMMC Ekaterinburg in 2008-09 and 2009-10 alongside USA National Team member Cappie Pondexter. Averaged 11.2 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 16 2008-09 contests as UMMC finished in third place at the 2009 EuroLeague Final Four; averaged 7.0 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. as UMMC again finished in third place at the 2010 EuroLeagu Final Four.
  • Competed part of the 2007-08 season for CSKA Moscow, before transferring to UMMC Ekaterinburg, where she helped her squad to the 2008 EuroLeague Final Four, where UMMC finished third, averaged 8.3 ppg. and 4.0 rpg.
  • Averaged 16.3 ppg. and 6.1 rpg. during the 2007 season to help propel the Sun into the WNBA playoffs.
  • Helped lead the Sun to the WNBA Finals in 2004 and 2005.
  • Played two seasons (2005-06; 2006-07) for Dynamo Energiya in Russia.

  • Competed during the 2004-05 season in China, for Delta Basket Allessandria in Italy in 2003-04 and began her international career in Russia in 2002-03.

Collegiate Notes:

  • During her four years at the University of Connecticut, the Huskies posted 136-9 record (.938), won a pair of NCAA crowns (2000, 2002) while advancing to four NCAA Tournaments,
    including the 2001 Final Four, and earned four Big East regular season and tournament titles.
  • Helped lead UConn to an unblemished 39-0 season culminating with the 2002 NCAA championship.
  • NCAA All-Final Four Team (1999, 2000, 2002) and NCAA Tournament All-Regional Team (2002).
  • Associated Press All-America third team (2002).
  • Big East Tournament MVP (2002).
  • All-Big East first team (2002).
  • Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District I honors.
  • UConn Club Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete (2002).
  • Three-time Big East All-Tournament Team (1999, 2001, 2002).
  • Big East All-Rookie Team (1999).
  • Four-time Big East Academic All-Star.

Personal Notes:

  • Born Asjha Takera Jones on August 1, 1980.
  • Majored in business at UConn.
  • Honored as a 1998 Parade Magazine, USA Today and Street & Smith's All-America first teamer.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY
7/2
11-22
.500
0-0
.---
0-0
.---
4/1.7
22/3.1
8
4
3
2012 OLYx
4/0
7-19
.368
0-0
.---
0-0
.---
5/1.3
14/3.5
1
0
1
2011 WNT
3/0
8- 15
.533
0- 0
.---
1- 2
.500
5/ 1.7
17/ 5.7
2
0
0
2010 WC
9/0
22- 38
.579
0- 0
.---
2- 3
.667
21/ 2.3
46/ 5.1
6
2
6
2010 WCx
4/1
9- 21
.429
0- 1
.000
2- 2
1.000
15/ 3.8
20/ 5.0
4
0
2
2009 WNT
2/0
10- 14
.714
0- 0
.---
4- 5
.800
9/ 4.5
24/ 12.0
3
0
1
Totals
29/3
67- 129
.519
0- 1
.000
9- 12
.750
59/ 2.0
143/ 4.9
24
6
13
WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012
20/19
102-229
.445
4- 12
.333
35- 39
.897
141/ 7.0
243/ 12.2
39
11
19
2011
34/ 34
198- 446
.444
3- 10
.300
54- 76
.711
217/ 6.4
453/ 13.3
64
16
21
2010
30/ 29
139- 310
.448
6- 20
.300
39- 46
.848
147/ 4.9
323/ 10.8
66
13
13
2009
23/ 23
159- 339
.469
5- 16
.313
61- 80
.763
136/ 5.9
384/ 16.7
56
13
20
2008
33/ 33
223- 461
.484
5- 23
.217
110- 139
.791
201/ 6.1
561/ 17.0
81
26
20
2007
30/ 30
193- 430
.449
1- 12
.083
72- 94
.766
183/ 6.1
459/ 15.3
75
23
25
2006
34/ 2
155- 334
.464
5- 19
.263
62- 79
.785
183/ 5.4
377/ 11.1
46
20
23
2005
33/ 4
133- 275
.484
2- 5
.400
33- 56
.589
121/ 3.7
301/ 9.1
40
7
10
2004
34/ 1
96- 239
.402
2- 6
.333
41- 48
.854
118/ 3.5
235/ 6.9
39
18
20
2003
34/ 10
121- 279
.434
7- 17
.412
41- 55
.745
135/ 4.0
290/ 8.5
52
25
16
2002
32/ 5
93- 233
.399
2- 10
.200
20- 33
.606
89/ 2.8
208/ 6.5
28
17
13
Totals
337-177
1612-3575
.451
42-150
.280
568-746
.761
1671/ 5.0
3834/ 11.4
586
189
200
College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2002
39/39
247- 445
.555
8- 25
.320
45- 75
.600
257/ 6.6
547/ 14.0
66
61
41
2001
35/23
128- 291
.440
4- 16
.250
44- 73
.603
190/ 5.4
304/ 8.7
50
38
32
2000
36/ -
127- 251
.506
5- 10
.500
60- 95
.632
177/ 4.9
319/ 8.9
33
27
20
1999
34/ -
140- 284
.493
0- 0
.---
52- 73
.712
170/ 5.0
332/ 9.8
45
25
26
Totals
144/62
642-1271
.505
17- 51
.333
201- 316
.636
794/ 5.5
1502/ 10.4
194
151
119