|Area of Distinction:||Men's Basketball|
Jamar Jones was instrumental in the success of the North Carolina Wesleyan men's basketball program in the late ‘90s that culminated in 2000 with a 20-win season and regular season conference championship. For his efforts, he earned Co-Most Valuable Player accolades that season en route to All-American honors.
A native of Washington, D.C. and a four-year letterwinner, Jones was a two-time All-Conference selection on the wing from 1995-2000. He finished his career with 375 assists and 1,518 points, which ranked third and fourth all-time, respectively, upon his graduation. Despite playing the guard position, Jones also left Wesleyan as the program’s 11th all-time leading rebounder with 440 boards during his career.
In addition to his All-American, All-Conference and All-Region accolades, Jones was named to several All-Tournament teams during his Bishop career, which includes recognition on the DIAC All-Tournament team as a sophomore. He graduated from Wesleyan in 2000 with a degree in Computer Information Systems and now serves as a teacher and coach in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
"I am so grateful and appreciative to North Carolina Wesleyan, the Rocky Mount community and Coach Thompson for what they have meant in life," said Jones. "Coach Thompson was so much more than a coach... he was a brother, a friend and a father-figure that helped shape me into the man I am today."