|Hometown:||Indian Trail, N.C.|
2016: Started all 55 games at shortstop for the Niners hitting a career-best .283 with 51 hits, five doubles and 11 RBI … also drew 13 walks and led the nation for several weeks during the season with his 13 sacrifice bunts … climbed up to fifth on Charlotte’s all-time sacrifice list in a single season … raised his batting average 86 points over the final 28 games nearly hitting his first career home run in games at Rice, vs. Old Dominion and at UTSA … picked up first career triple on April 19th at Gardner-Webb … drove in a career-high two RBI on April 30th at Rice … registered 16 two-hit games on the year … made just 14 errors at shortstop in 249 chances … named to Conference USA’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2015: Played in 39 games starting 35 that included Charlotte’s final 33 games of the season as a freshman … made collegiate debut and picked up his first college hit on February 21st in game one of a doubleheader vs. Akron … took over starting role at third base on March 20th after Derek Gallello went down to a season-ending injury … knocked in his first career RBI on March 21st at FIU and picked up a career-high three-hit outing just three days later at Wake Forest on March 24th … his career-best six-game hit streak came during the same timeframe of March 21st through March 29th … recorded six multi-hit games during his freshman campaign … hit .313 when leading off an inning and .500 with two outs … named to Conference USA’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Athletic Director’s List (fall and spring).
Prep - Played at nearby Piedmont High School in Indian Trail under Head Coach Milt Flow ... narrowly missed out on back-to-back state championships falling in the 2014 contest after winning it all in 2013 ... led the Panthers to a Rocky River Conference regular season and tournament championship in 2013 with a 30-3 record ... drove in the winning run in the Regional Championship game before scoring the game-winner in the State Championship game ... in 2014, led the team in hits (42), average (.433) RBI (24) and doubles (9) ... named to the 2014 All-Union County team, All-Southern Carolina Conference team and a Perfect Game Preseason All-American Honorable Mention ... carried a 4.2 GPA in the classroom and was a member of the National Beta Club.
Personal - Parents are Chuck and Suzanne Jones ... father Chuck played collegiate at UNCW and professionally for the Minnesota Twins (1987-1988) ... has one brother, Austin ... major is University College ... birthday is December 27th.