Princeton, N.J. (5/9/18) – Former Cougar Jonathan Jones has been named an assistant coach on the Princeton men's basketball staff, Mitch Henderson, the Franklin C. Cappon-Edward G. Green '40 head coach of Princeton men's basketball has announced. Jones was most recently the associate head coach on the Kean men's basketball staff.
"I am thrilled with the addition of Jonathan to our staff," Henderson said. "We look forward to having him share with our players the habits and growth that took place for him to develop into a collegiate All-American and successful pro. He is high-character and high-energy on and off the court, and we look forward to welcoming another leader with those values into our culture."
As a senior at Kean, Jones was a 2011 first-team Division III All-America unanimous honoree, runner-up for Division III national Player of the Year, the NJAC Player of the Year, NJAC Male Athlete of the Year, a D3hoops.com first-team All-America, a D3 News first-team All-America, the D3hoops.com Atlantic Region Player of the Year, D3hoops.com first-team all-region, NABC Atlantic Region Player of the Year, first-team NABC Atlantic Region, first-team All-NJAC, ECAC Metro Region Player of the Year, and first-team All-ECAC Metro Region. A Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd honoree, Jones achieved 24 double-doubles, leading Division III in that statistic while finishing second in D-III with 13.7 rebounds per game and eighth in D-III with 23.9 points per game while helping Kean to an 18-8 record and an NJAC South Division title.
Jones went on to play for Norway's Tromsø Storm, averaging 23 points and 15.2 rebounds per game to lead the BLNO league in points and rebounds in 2011-12 while being named Eurobasket All-Norwegian BLNO Forward of the Year, Import Player of the Year and first-team all-league. The following season, Jones played for AS Soleuvre in Luxembourg, averaging 20.3 points and 13.3 rebounds. He played for Finland's UU-Korihait in 2013-14, averaging 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds, before moving on to Anzorena in Argentina for 2014-15, averaging 17.4 points and 10.6 rebounds.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation Administration from Kean in 2012.