My name is S’Zahria Jones and I am a student-athlete who is highly interested in continuing and growing my basketball career on the next level, college. Currently I play for Cross-Over Hoops, a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), as a Small Forward and Power Forward but I am skilled in all positions.
I am a focused student-athlete with a proven successful work ethic that I apply in the classroom and on the basketball court. Education and sports are my main passions and combined with my work ethic and determination I am positive that I will be a valuable asset to the success of any highly regarded program. I am currently maintaining a 4.1 GPA and I was inducted into the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and Beta Club this school year as well. I also recently became Workplace Certified in Sports Medicine and graduated from that program with my certificate.
Prior to basketball, I was introduced into sports in 2009 as a Varsity Flag cheerleader for the East End Tigers Youth Football and Cheerleading Association. Slowly I came out of my shy shell and went on to join other recreational sports teams, East End Lightning Track and Field in 2010, Big East Youth Basketball in 2011 and in 2013, Cross-Over Hoops AAU Basketball. My passion and commitment afforded me the opportunity to be successful and humbly receive accolades in each field of competition such as Homecoming Princess, AAU Track and Field All American (Junior Olympics), Athlete of the Year, MVP, and First Team All-Conference. I was also a starting player and Team Captain on my middle school, high school and AAU basketball teams, where I began to develop and strengthen my leadership skills.
During this past high school season, before my family moved, I played for Hermitage High in Richmond, Virginia as point guard. I was able to finish strong with the Hermitage Panthers where I became their fastest female to attain 1,000 career points as a Junior and First Team All-Region.
My biggest competitor is myself and I have to admit that the journey I am on gives me butterflies whenever I think about what the future holds but my passion will not waver as I am looking forward to the growth!