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Jones Named to McClain Award Watch List

Oct 28, 2021

CORVALLIS – Oregon State standout Taylor Jones has been named to the Katrina McClain Award Preseason Watch List for the second-straight season, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday.
Named after the two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year, the annual award in its fifth year recognizes the top power forwards in women's NCAA Division I college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.
Jones was an All-Pac-12 honoree last season, and was a Pac-12 Defensive honorable mention for the second-straight year. She averaged 12.3 points and a conference-leading 8.8 rebounds per game in 2020-21. Jones shot 55.6 percent from the floor, the second-best clip in the conference.
As a sophomore last year, Jones was third in the Pac-12 in blocks per games at 1.8 per game. She has 16 career double-doubles, and recorded 94 rebounds over the Beavers' final nine games of the season. Heading into the upcoming season, Jones is 15th among active players in career field goal percentage.
As a team, Oregon State is ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press Poll, marking the fourth time it has opened a year in the top-15.
The Beavers are slated to begin the 2021-22 season on Nov. 12 when Loyola Marymount visits Gill Coliseum. OSU will also host an exhibition Nov. 6 against Western Washington.
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