695HOOPS WHERE IT'S ALWAYS ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS
Abderdeen's Bri Jones has been voted 695Hoops Player of the Year twice by area high school coaches. She led her team to UMBC in back to back seasons and was their MVP as the closed the deal last March on won the title over a tough River Hill team. Ms. Jones recently signed with Maryland and will take her talents to the ACC.
695: How old were you when you started playing ball?
Bri: I started playing basketball when I was five years old.
695: It seems like your whole family can play ball. Do you ever have pick up games?
Bri: Yes we have some 3-on-3 pickup games with the entire family, but usually the games are 2-on-2 against my brothers and sister.
695: Which AAU teams have you played for?
Bri: I have played for Mayland Elite, Lady Lions, Lady Bulldogs, Team Melo, and my current team Faifax Stars.
695: Aberdeen had a nice run last season. How was the experience at UMBC?
Bri: The experience at UMBC was definitely exciting because I got to play against some of the best teams in the state in front of large crowds.
695: You just finished a great summer with the Fairfax Stars. What was the highlight for you?
Bri: The highlight of the summer for me was winning the Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago, against the number one ranked women's AAU team DFW. Also playing well in the championship game against some of the best players in the nation such as Moriah Jefferson and Kristina Higgins.
695: Are you enjoying the recruiting process so far?
Bri: Yes I'm enjoying the recruiting process; once you get past the first phone call talking to the coaches is fun.
695: What do you want to add to your game?
Bri: I want to add ball handling and a more consistent jump shot.
695: Can you tell me about a funny AAU road trip story?
695: What do you do for fun besides play ball?
Bri: I like to play volleyball and go to the movies.
695: What are you listening to on the Ipod right now?
Bri: I'm currently listening to Miguel, Wiz Kalfia and Drake.
695: Can you dance?
Bri: I'd say I can dance, but my siblings would disagree.
695: Tell me something people might now know about you...
Bri: People probably don't know that I was in the Drama Club in middle school.
695: Thanks and good luck with everything.
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