- Tailor Jones
- 5' 11"
- Altamonte Springs, Fla. (Lake Mary)
(bio information as of July 10, 2009)
Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tailor Jones has had the benefit of playing at successful high school programs in Chicago and Florida, as well as with accomplished summer traveling teams … a left-handed guard with the ability to run the floor and make others around her better … enrolled at UF for the Summer B session that began on June 30, 2008 … earned a spot on the 2009 Southeastern Conference Freshmen Academic Honor Roll … focusing on a major in advertising or communications.
Freshman Year (2008-09)
Appeared in 12 games, including both NCAA Tournament contests … totaled six points, six rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 47 minutes ... scored her first collegiate field goal in the NCAA Second Round game at Connecticut (March 24), where she hit a baseline jumper with 50 seconds remaining ... went a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line ... logged double-figure minutes twice ... converted two free throws with 4:26 remaining in the game against Savannah State (Nov. 24) to net her first career points … also hit both attempts from the charity stripe versus Coppin State (Dec. 10), when she played a season-long 14 minutes and dished a career-best three assists … earned a spot on the 2009 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.
Graduated from Lake Mary High School in June of 2008 … named 2008 First-Team All-Seminole County by the Orlando Sentinel, which touted her as “the vocal leader” of Lake Mary’s team that compiled a 26-3 record her senior season … a starter for LMHS as a freshman, sophomore and again as a senior, Jones helped the Lady Rams win the 2006 FHSAA 6A State Championship, scoring 11 points against Miami Norland in the 63-53 title game, after finishing as the state runner-up in 2005 … during the summer of 2006, Jones and her family moved to Chicago, where she played for Whitney Young High School and the Chicago Hoops Express 17U I club team, before moving back to Florida, where she completed her prep career … with WYHS, Jones helped the team capture the 2007 City of Chicago title … a four-time invitee to the prestigious Adidas Top Ten All-American Camp … nominated as a Street and Smith and McDonald’s All American … also played AAU summer ball for DEBO, where she was teammates with current Gator junior Jennifer Mossor … three fellow Lake Mary classmates also signed with Division I programs: Jordan Coleman (Vanderbilt), Asia Wilson (FIU) and Kristine Grandre (Charleston Southern) … played volleyball for one season and was named the squad’s Most Valuable Player … coached at Lake Mary by Carl Brown and at Whitney Young by Corry Irvin.