D’Mauria Jones, 6’4” 190 Guard Joins AVC

Posted: August 25, 2016 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17


Antelope Valley College picked up D’Mauria Jones, a 6’4” 190 freshman guard from Narbonne High School.  The first team team All-CIF City Section player was a dominant  last year where he scored 27 points and pulled down 5 rebounds per game. 

Dee is excited about playing basketball at Antelope Valley.  He has not yet decided what major he will pursue so he will be taking his general education/pre-requisites this year. 

I asked Jones what his strength and  weaknesses were in basketball.  Without hesitating he said he plays outstanding defense and offensively is very difficult to stop when he heads for the basket.  Again without hesitation he feels that he is a decent outside shooter but is going to spend time in bringing his shooting to the outstanding level like his defense. 

D’Mauria’s ultimate goal is to get a college degree and then play professional basketball at the highest level possible.

The article below from the LA Times tells the story about Dee’s final High School year at Narbonne.

Eric SondheimerEric Sondheimer



Varsity Times Insider

Who is D’Mauria Jones and how come nobody knew anything about him until this season at Narbonne?

imageHe has become the leading scorer for the No. 2-seeded Gauchos, who play Fairfax on Saturday night at 6 o’clock in a City Section Open Division semifinal at Roybal.

Jones, a senior guard, came to Narbonne from Maya Angelou but had never played high school basketball until this season, Coach Anthony Hilliard said.

He has teamed with Jamal Hicks to give Narbonne a potent guard duo. Narbonne knocked off Fairfax, 60-58, in a nonleague game on Jan. 9.

Narbonne’s football players were getting into shape and Fairfax’s young guards were gaining experience the last time the two teams met.

Now it’s going to be Narbonne’s senior guards against Fairfax freshmen guards Ethan Anderson and Robert McRae and sophomore Jamal Hartwell.


Dee Jones has the potential of being one of the best guards AVC has seen for some time and that is saying a lot.  Great size, athleticism and basketball skills.  All he needs to do in the next two years is to continue to improve his already impressive basketball skills and add a solid academic base to his repertoire. 

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