courtesy of Northeast Mississippi Community College

Jones Named to All-NMCC Decade Team

Former Middleton Basketball player Cherelle Jones was named among six outstanding scorers and rebounders to the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s All-decade Team for its tradition-rich women’s basketball program.
Student-athletes that competed for the Lady Tigers between the 2009-10 and 2018-19 seasons plus won Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) All-State Honors qualified for a spot on this prestigious lineup.
Players were chosen based upon the overall impact they made on their respective team plus statistical analysis. Consideration was also given to any significant accomplishments each student-athlete made after leaving Northeast.
A panel of six individuals, which included athletic department staff and members of the local media, participated in this process. The selections were made with no regards to specific positions.
Jones’ highlights include named to the 2019 NJCAA All-Region 23…Two-time MACCC All-State selection (2019/2018 second-team)…Became the first Lady Tiger to average a double-double for an entire season in three years when she posted 12.9 points and 11.4 rebounds per game during her final year on the Booneville campus…Individual state champion in rebounding in 2019 with 274 boards, including 110 offensive and 164 defensive…Totaled an impressive 522 rebounds during her two-year tenure at Northeast…Pieced together 13 double-doubles in 24 total games during her sophomore campaign…Had five-in-a-row to begin the year…Her 22 points against Snead State (Ala.) tied a career-high that she set during the Lady Tigers’ season opener versus Wallace State-Hanceville (Ala.)…Grabbed a career-best 20 boards in a triumph at Holmes on February 14, 2019…Won two consecutive MACCC Player of the Week awards…Tallied 10.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest…Notched season-best 17 points twice in triumphs at Arkansas Baptist and Coahoma…Jones is currently on the active basketball roster at Jackson State.