Women's Basketball

Brianna Jones
Brianna Jones

Toledo, Ohio

High School:
Toledo Central Catholic



2009-10 - Freshman: Saw action in 12 games ... Averaged 0.8 points and 0.3 rebounds per game ... Sat out the final four games of the season due to personal reasons ... Missed seven games early in the season with a strained Achilles tendon ... Returned to the Illini lineup on Dec. 28 against No. 6 Ohio State after missing the previous seven games with the Achilles injury ... Scored a career-high six points against Siena on Nov. 15, shooting 2-of-2 from the field ... Scored the first point of her career at Temple on Nov. 13 and also had her first steal ... Nearly had a double-double in Illinois lone exhibition game against Lewis on Nov. 8, tallying 10 points and nine rebounds ... Was dismissed from the team following the 2009-10 season for violating team rules.

Ranked as the No. 43 senior in the country by Blue Star ... Also ranked as the No. 26 forward in the nation according to ESPN HoopGurlz ... All-State Division I special mention as a senior, averaging 17.6 points and 12.0 rebounds per game ... First team All-District and All-City as a senior ... Averaged 14.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game as a junior and was named All-State and All-City ... Team went 23-5 in 2007-08 and advanced to the semifinals of the Ohio state tournament ... Named first team All-District, All-City and honorable mention All-State her sophomore year averaging 12.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game ... Led team in scoring and rebounding her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Topped the 1,000 career point mark during the 2008-09 season and finished her career ranked second on Toledo Central Catholic's all-time scoring list ... High school coach was Steve Pfahler ... Played for the Michigan Crossover AAU team and coach Emez Oliver along with fellow Illini freshman Destiny Williams ... Also played volleyball in high school ... Was an Honor Roll student as a junior and senior ... Considered Indiana, Iowa and Miami (Fla.) before choosing Illinois.

Born March 17, 1991 ... Goes by "Krunch" ... Plans to major in sports marketing ... Daughter of Darryl and Kenyetta Jones ... Darryl played basketball at Bluffton University in Ohio ... Has one sister, Brittany (22) ... Great Uncle Casey Jones played for the Harlem Globetrotters ... Hobbies include sleeping, texting, going out and using her computer ... Best sports memory was going to the state tournament as a junior in high school ... Says her parents most influenced her athletic career because they kept her focused as a kid and through high school and without their guidance she wouldn't be where she is today.

Nickname: Krunch
Why Illinois? I loved the team chemistry and Coach Law's energy and passion for the game is very inspiring. And it wasn't too far from home.
Favorite Place On Campus? Illini Towers is the best spot because they have the best food and its right in the middle of things. And that's where I live.
Favorite Athlete: Kevin Garnett
Favorite Fighting Illini Athlete: Kayla Smith (track & field)
Favorite Sports Team: Phoenix Suns
Favorite Movie: Superbad
Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
Reality Show I Would Be On: Krunch-N-Munch. Nu-Nu and I are coming out with our own show!
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I love music. I love to play the drums and keyboard and would love to work with mixers and create beats.
Who Would Play You In A Movie? McLovin in Superbad
Pregame Superstition: Pray and Listen to my i-Pod
Three Words That Describe My Play: Tenacious, Focused, Aggressive


Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2009-10 12-0 63 5.3 3 17 .176 0 0 .000 3 6 .500 1 3 4 0.3 11 0 1 6 0 1 9 0.8
TOTAL 12-0 63 5.3 3 17 .176 0 0 .000 3 6 .500 1 3 4 0.3 11 0 1 6 0 1 9 0.8

updated May 2010