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Dawand Jones

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Player profile

  • Height 6-8
  • Weight 359
  • Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Last School Ben Davis
  • Year Sophomore

Ohio State Overview
• Jones found a significant role for the 2019 Buckeyes as a true freshman, appearing in 10 games and totaling 90 offensive snaps.
• It was Jones’ presence on the special teams – all 360 pounds of him – that created a lane for Chase Young to block a first-quarter field goal attempt vs. Cincinnati
• A month later against Northwestern, Jones threw a key block on Master Teague’s 73-yard touchdown run
• Jones played 30+ snaps in back to back wins over Maryland and Rutgers

More on Dawand
• A four-star prospect by ESPN
• Earned three stars by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com
• Consensus top-15 rated player – regardless of position – in the state of Indiana
• A talented two-sport athlete who also excelled on the basketball court
• averaged 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game on the hardwood and had several Division I scholarship offers
• Played at Ben Davis for head coaches Mike Kirschner and Jason Simmons
• In his first year as a starter in 2017, helped Ben Davis to an undefeated 6A state championship
• Ben Davis averaged 47.3 points per game and scored 50 or more points six times
• An Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 team selection as a senior
• 6A All-State selection in 2017 as a junior
• Paved the way for an offense that averaged 28.5 points per game
• Is the son of Deanna Jones.