Jones, Davis Named ESPN Preseason All-America
Nov. 8, 2011
Jones, the SEC media’s pick for league preseason Player of the Year, averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds last season helping guide the Wildcats to the Final Four.
The 2011 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year (league coaches) and SEC Newcomer of the Year (Associated Press) ranked seventh in scoring and first rebounding in the SEC respectively.
Jones set the UK freshman single-game scoring record last season with 35 points against Auburn. He also posted 13 double-doubles, second most among UK freshmen all-time and his eight 20-point games was fourth most by a freshman in program history.
Additionally, ESPN.com writer Jason King selected Jones as his National Player of the Year. He averaged 22.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in Kentucky’s two exhibition games.
Freshman Anthony Davis was named to the second team. The 6-10 forward from Chicago averaged 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 blocks in UK’s two exhibition games.
The Wildcats open the 2011-12 season on Friday hosting Marist. Tickets for that game are still available. They can be purchased by visiting the UK Ticket Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET or by calling 1.800.928.2287. Fans can also obtain tickets by going online to UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets statewide.