Marion Jones Named An ACC Basketball Legend
Release: 01/23/2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Marion Jones, a member of North Carolina's 1994 National Championship squad, will represent the Tar Heels in the 10th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends, announced Wednesday by the league.

The Legends will be honored at the 2014 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, held March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Jones is recognized as one of the finest athletes ever to compete at the University of North Carolina. She was a six-time All-America in track and field who helped lead the Tar Heels women's basketball team to the 1994 national title and three Atlantic Coast Conference titles. Jones was a two-time All-ACC selection and the Most Valuable Player of the 1997 ACC Tournament.

The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native earned All-America honors from the Associated Press, Basketball America, Basketball Times and Kodak during her collegiate career. At the end of her career, Jones was third in the UNC record books in steals (334), third in scoring average (16.8), fourth in assists (403) and seventh in points (1,716).

Her Tar Heel teams amassed a 92-10 (.902) record overall, was 10-2 in NCAA Tournament play and 9-0 in the ACC Tournament. Jones never missed any of her 102 career games in Chapel Hill that spanned three seasons.

She was selected in the third round of the 2003 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury, but chose to continue her track and field career. Jones later signed with the Tulsa Shock and played for two seasons in 2010 and 2011.

A journalism and mass communications major at North Carolina, Jones currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband Obadele, and their three children, Monty, Amir and Eva-Marie.

The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Luncheon on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that evening. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 15 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition.

Tickets to the Legends Lunch are priced at $35 each and can be obtained by calling 1-336-369-4673. Quantities are limited.


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