SEC Player of the Week (May 7, 2012)
2011 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
2011 Baseball America Freshman All-American (Second Team)
2011 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2011 Freshman All-SEC
SEC Freshman of the Week (February 28, 2011)
MLB Draft: 19th round in 2010 (Houston)
Tremendous athlete that projects as the Tigers' starting second baseman for the third straight season ... has comparable athletic ability, bat speed and foot speed to former LSU teammate and 2011 MLB first-round draft choice Mikie Mahtook ... Jones can play all infield positions with big-time range and a strong arm ... athletic enough to play anywhere on the field.
Started 54 games at second base and eight in center field, batting .253 (62-for-245) with 13 doubles, one triple, four homers, 29 RBI, 42 runs and a team-high 11 stolen bases ... hit .282 (33-for-117) in SEC regular-season games with 10 doubles, three homers, 19 RBI, 20 runs and four steals ... launched a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional versus Stony Brook (June 8); the home run tied the game at 2-2 and LSU eventually prevailed, 5-4, in 12 innings ... produced a key double in the top of the 10th inning versus Oregon State in NCAA Regional final (June 3); the hit moved Austin Nola from first base to third base, and Nola later scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch ... named the SEC Player of the Week May 7 by the league office after leading LSU to three wins in four games, batting .500 (7-for-14) with one double, one homer, seven RBI, three runs and one stolen base ... paced to the Tigers to an SEC series victory at Ole Miss (May 4-6), hitting .417 (5-for-12) in three games with one double, one homer, seven RBI, two runs and one stolen base ... 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs in April 15 win over Alabama ... doubled three times in the Florida series (April 5-7), collecting four RBI while scoring four runs ... batted .429 (6-for-14) in the Arkansas series (March 30-April 1) with a double and an RBI; 4-for-5 in Game 1 of the series with one double, one RBI and one run ... produced the game-winning hit in two of LSU's SEC regular-season wins - Jones delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning on March 16 versus Mississippi State and the go-ahead single in the top of the ninth inning on March 25 at Auburn.
Earned Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC honors after starting all 56 games at second base for the Tigers ... batted .338 (66-for-195) with 11 doubles, one triple, four homers, 32 RBI, 36 runs and 12 stolen bases ... hit .303 (33-for-109) in SEC games with seven doubles, one homer, 14 RBI and 18 runs ... hit .397 (23-for-58) on the year with runners in scoring position ... batted .426 (23-for-54) in last 15 games with five doubles, one homer, nine RBI and 14 runs scored ... 3-for-4 at Alabama (May 6) with two runs and one RBI ... 3-for-3 versus Kentucky (April 29) with one run and three RBI ... batted .400 (4-for-10) in the Ole Miss series (April 1-3) with one double, two RBI and three runs scored ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 28 after batting a blistering .636 (7-for-11) in four games (Feb. 22-27) with one double, one homer, six RBI, five runs and two steals ... recorded four hits vs. Holy Cross on Feb. 25, becoming the first LSU freshman to collect four hits in a game since catcher Micah Gibbs accomplished the feat versus New Orleans on May 13, 2008.
2010 Mississippi High School Player of the Year ... 2010 Louisville Slugger Mississippi Player of the Year ... 2010 2nd Team All American (Baseball America) ... all-time career leader in hits for the state of Mississippi ... batted .503 as a senior in 2010 wth nine homers, 46 RBI and 42 stolen bases ... hit .517 as a junior with seven homers, 40 RBI and 30 steals; batted .520 as a sophomore with eight homers, 33 RBI and 33 steals; hit .482 as a freshman with six homers, 30 RBI and 27 steals ... four-time All-State selection ... four-time 1st Team All-Area and 1st Team All-District ... recipient of 2010 Wendy's High School Heisman in Mississippi ... 2009 AFLAC All American and Under Armor All American ... also played wide receiver and strong safety for the football team.
Full name is JaCoby Mylon Jones ... parents are Bubba and Mary Jones ... majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU ... born May 10, 1992.
Jones' LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
Hits: 4 vs. Holy Cross (2/25/11); vs. Arkansas (3/30/12)
Runs Scored: 3 three times; most recently vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
Doubles: 2 at Florida (4/5/12)
Triples: 1 at Nicholls State (3/16/11); vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
Home Runs: 1 eight times; most recently vs. Stony Brook (6/8/12)
RBI: 5 at Ole Miss (5/6/12)
Stolen Bases: 2 at Tulane (4/5/11)