William S. "Willie" Jones
William S. "Willie" Jones
Major: CAS/BA '64
Team: Men's Basketball, Baseball

In his years at AU (1957-60), Jones now ranks third all-time in points with 1,982 and is on many top 10 lists in the offensive categories. In 1960, Jones set an NCAA Division II Tournament game record with 54 points against Evansville.

Jones was an outstanding free throw shooter with records in free throw attempts in a season (256), career (814) and free throws made in a season (204). In his senior year, he became AU’s most prolific scorer and was named a NCAA college division First Team All-American. Also, Jones was invited to the 1960 and 1964 U.S. Olympic team tryouts. Jones is one of only two players in AU history to have their jerseys retired.