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Getting to Know the 2017-18 Lady Eagles: Kelsey Jones

Oct. 12, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Freshman Kelsey Jones comes to Southern Miss from Starkville High School.

Jones helped guide the Lady Jackets to three consecutive trips to the Mississippi High School state tournament. Her height will support Coach Joye Lee-McNelis’ preferred offensive coaching style.

“Southern Miss feels like home to me,” Jones said. “This school stuck by my side through high school and now that I’m here I feel like coming home. I got to get used to coming to a Division I school, but I’m working my way up.”

The 6-foot-3 center averaged a double-double her senior year, 15 points and 10 rebounds, and 11.3 points over the span of her high school career. She also played softball and volleyball at Starkville High School.

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