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Pitt Announces Basketball Staff Changes

Cage Promoted to Assistant Coach: Richards Named Director of Operations


GAME NOTES: Panthers Continue ACC Tournament Play Wednesday

Pitt to Face Virginia for Second Time in Five Days


Game Notes: Pitt Opens ACC Tournament Play Against Georgia Tech

Panthers Face Yellow Jackets Tuesday at Barclays Center


GAME NOTES: Pitt Concludes Regular Season at Virginia Saturday

Panthers Face Ninth AP-Ranked Opponent of the Season


Pitt falls at Georgia Tech, 61-52

A 3-point play by Jamel Artis gave the Panthers their last lead at 47-46 with five minutes left.


CBS Highlights: vs. Wisconsin (NCAA First Round)

Game Highlights vs. Wisconsin (Round of 64)


Pittsburgh 61, Georgia Tech 59 (ACC Tournament)

Photos from Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech at the ACC Tournament on 3/7/17.


USATSI Gallery - Pittsburgh @ No. 23 Virginia

USATSI Gallery - Pittsburgh @ No. 23 Virginia


Pitt vs. Wake Forest

Pitt vs. Wake Forest February 22, 2017


USATSI Gallery - No. 17 Florida State @ Pittsburgh

USATSI Gallery - No. 17 Florida State @ Pittsburgh


USATSI Gallery - Syracuse @ Pittsburgh

USATSI Gallery - Syracuse @ Pittsburgh

The Storyline
A veteran player with the ability to be an effective as a starter or coming off the bench ... Coming off an uneven redshirt junior season after missing most of the previous summer due to a toe injury ... Appears to be an excellent fit in Pitt’s up-tempo, motion-based offense ... well-rounded skill set and basketball IQ will help him excel in final year at Pitt ... Enters his redshirt senior season averaging 5.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game with 66 career three-point field goals ... has played in 97 career games (30 starts) ... Underrated decision maker with a career 1.76:1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Provides the Panthers with a total package of skills including shooting ability, steady passing and size on the defensive end ... Multi-dimensional shooting guard who can also slide over and play small forward ... brings elite size, athleticism and strength to the floor .. Has worked hard in the offseason to refine his shooting stroke and ball handling ... poised to have a breakout season for the Panthers ... Possesses game-changing athleticism and slashing ability ... brings a unique versatility on defense with his ability to guard all three perimeter positions ... A solid mid-range shooter ... also has the strength and athleticism to finish in traffic in the lane ... Has shown the ability to be threat from behind the three-point arc ... will look for more consistency from long range after a streaky junior season ... Proven winner who excels on and off the court ... completed his undergraduate degree requirements over the summer ... Graduated in August of 2016 with a degree in communication ... currently pursuing a second degree in legal studies ... Late signee in April, 2012 ... was one of the top high school players in the state of New Jersey.

2015-16: Averaged 6.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in just 19.0 minutes per game ... played in all 33 contests, marking nine starts ... Scored in double figures six times, including one 20-point effort ... Shot 42.5 percent (71-of-167) from the field and 69.6 percent (39-of-56) from the foul line ... Went 3-of-4 from the field to finish with six points, two rebounds and an assist in the NCAA Tournament against Wisconsin, 3/18 ... Registered nine points and eight rebounds in a home win over No. 15 Duke, 12/28 ... grabbed four of his rebounds on the offensive end of the floor ... Posted a career-high 23 points in the double-overtime win at home against Wake Forest, 2/16 … went 7-of-14 from the field, including 5-of-10 from three-point range ... also added seven rebounds, four assists and a block ... all seven rebounds versus the Demon Deacons were offensive boards ... Had eight points, five rebounds and three assists at No. 9 North Carolina in his first start of the year, 2/14 ... Scored eight points to go along with two assists and two steals in 12 minutes of action at No. 12 Miami, 2/9 ... went 4-of-5 from the field ... Knocked down a pair of three-point field goals and finished with 10 points in a home win over Syracuse, 12/30 ... Finished with 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot against Davidson, 12/20 ... was 4-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line in the win ... Scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds versus Eastern Washington, 12/11 ... Had 13 points, three rebounds and five assists against Central Arkansas, 12/6 ... went 4-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from the foul line ... Registered 15 points, four rebounds and two steals in a win over Cornell ... went 5-of-6 from the field, including 3-of-4 from three-point range ... Posted eight points, two rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot versus Detroit.

2014-15: Played in all 34 games, while making 21 starts ... raised his averages to 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game ... Scored in double figures 14 times ... knocked down two or more three-point field goals 10 times ... Shot 43.1 percent (109-of-253) from the field, including 35.7 percent (41-of-115) from three-point range ... led the Panthers with 41 three-point field goals Raised his scoring average by 6.1 points per game from his first season at Pitt ... Had a 2.0:1 assist-to-turnover ratio with one or fewer turnovers in a game 24 times ... Posted seven points, seven rebounds and two assists in the opening round of the NIT against George Washington, 3/17 ... Recorded 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting against NC State, 3/11, in the ACC Tournament ... also had four assists and knocked down a pair of three-point field goals .. Led Pitt to a win at Syracuse, 2/21, with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting at the Carrier Dome ... made 5-of-6 three-point attempts to go along with four rebounds and two assists ... Went 4-of-7 from the field, including 2-of-5 from three-point range, to score 10 points in a win over No. 12 North Carolina ... distributed a career-best six assists against the Tar Heels ... Recorded 15 points, four rebounds and four assists in a home win over Syracuse, 2/7 ... was 6-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the arc ... Had 12 points, three rebounds, one block and two steals vs. Louisville, 1/25 ... Was 6-of-9 from the field in a 13-point effort at Duke, 1/19 ... also had four rebounds and an assist ... Tallied 15 points, six rebounds and four assists in a win over Florida State, 1/14 ... Knocked down three three-point field goals in an 11-point effort against Clemson, 1/10 ... Had six points, six rebounds and an assist in a home win over Holy Cross, 12/23 ... Recorded 16 points, five rebounds and five assists in a win over Oakland, 12/20 ... was 5-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range, in the contest ... Had 11 points and a career-best three blocks against St. Bonaventure, 12/13 ... Finished with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Duquesne, 12/5 ... Scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds at Indiana ... made three treys in the loss ... Went 5-of-8 from three-point distance in a 19-point effort at Hawaii ... also had two rebounds, four assists and two blocks ... Opened the season with 10 points against Niagara, 11/14 ... went 4-of-7 from the field, including 2-of-3 from three-point range.

2013-14: Played in 30 games off the bench averaging 2.4 points and 0.9 rebounds per game ... Hit 11 consecutive free throws from Nov. 8-Jan. 11 ... Matched season-highs with eight points and four field goals made in NCAA Tournament game vs. Colorado, 3/20 ... Finished with seven points (2-4 FG) in 16 minutes vs. Florida State, 2/23 ... Played a season-high 21 minutes at North Carolina, 2/15 ... Played 14 minutes, scored on a driving layup at Maryland, 1/25 ... Scored four points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists in 20 minutes of action vs. Clemson, 1/21 ... Set season-highs for scoring (eight points), field goals made and attempted (3-of-4), three-pointers made and attempted (2-of-3) vs. Texas Tech, 11/25 ... Finished with seven points and registered career-highs for free throws (5-of-5) and rebounds (four) vs. Howard, 11/17.

2012-13: Redshirted the 2012-13 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J. where he played for head coach Jerome Smart ... Named first team all-state and selected the Bergen Record Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... First team All-Bergen County (N.J.) and All-Big North Conference first team selection ... Led Teaneck to a 31-1 record as a senior and 59 wins in its final 63 career games ... led the Highwaymen to a 31-game win streak as a senior and 28-game win streak as a junior ... Concluded his high school career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,319 points ... Averaged 21.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a senior ... also hit 39 three-pointers on the year ... Finished year with 16 20-point games including a string of eight consecutive 20-plus point contests ... Scored a season-high 27 points two times (vs. Bergen Tech and Hackensack) ... Scored a game-high 23 points in the 34th annual North/South All-Star Classic, which showcased the best basketball players in the state of New Jersey ... Guided Teaneck to back-to-back Bergen County Jamboree titles and back-to-back North 1, Group 3 championships ... Led Teaneck to its first ever victory against St. Patrick in the New Year's Jump Off as a senior ... scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds and six steals in the momentum-building victory ... Posted a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds in his senior season opener ... Lost to Plainfield (N.J.) in the state semifinals for the second straight year ... Earned All-Bergen County first team, ESPN-HS New Jersey All-State fourth team and first team All-Big North Conference honors after averaging 16 points per game as a junior ... Led Teaneck to a 27-4 record in 2010-11 ... team eventually fell to Plainfield (N.J.) in the NJSIAA Group 3 semifinal ... Played for the New Jersey Playaz AAU team under coaches Jerome Smart and Jim Salmon ... Pitt assistant coach and former Pitt player Brandin Knight is a former Playaz player.

PERSONAL: Born Christopher Jones on February 22, 1994 ... Son of Kenneth and Patricia Jones ... has one brother, Jon ...Committed to Pitt on February 27, 2012, only a few days after receiving his scholarship offer ... Committed to Pitt saying "it's a great school with a great coach" and that he has a "great" relationship with asstistant coach Brandin Knight ... also said that he enjoyed the "family atmosphere" ... Known as a role model to other students for his hard work, leadership and dedication on the court and in the classroom ... Honor Roll student ... Selected Pitt over La Salle, Rhode Island, Boston University, Colorado, Siena and Nebraska ... also had interest from Connecticut, Virginia Tech and Seton Hall ... Majoring in communication.

Chris Jones

Chris  Jones

RS Senior

Teaneck, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215




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