Darryl Jones

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Darryl Jones, Benedictine

A four-time NAIA all-American, Jones finished his collegiate career in 1968 as his school’s all-time leader in rebounds, assists, and games played. He also was second all-time in points scored.  He finished his career with 2,014 points and 1,471 rebounds and holds the top three single-season rebounding records at Benedictine (15.1 rpg in 1966-67; 13.2 rpg in 1967-68 and 12.4 in 1964-65), while his 16 assists in a single game is tied for the school record and his 5.6 assists per game are the seventh highest in school history.

 

Jones was a key member of St. Benedict’s 1967 NAIA national championship team and averaged 12.4 rebounds for five games. He was dominant in the title drive. He scored 25 points and had nine assists vs. St. Mary’s (TX) in the quarterfinals. He then grabbed 20 rebounds in the semifinal win against Morris Harvey and finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists in the Ravens’ 71-65 title win vs. Oklahoma Baptist.

 

Jones is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame (1982), the Benedictine Hall of Fame (1988), and the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (2018).  He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1982, the Raven Hall of Fame in 1988, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2018, and was part of both the 50th and 75th Anniversary NAIA teams.