Ron Jones

Ron Jones


Home Town: Cape Girardeau, MO
Current Residence: St. Charles, MO

Ron joined co-Owner Mark Halsell in 2010 to form Missouri Impact Basketball, (MIB). The MIB is a volunteer, sports organization dedicated exclusively to the promotion of Midwest youth participation in a competitive amateur basketball programs. MIB has organized to provide both, boys and girls ages 9 to 18, an opportunity to develop their skills to the highest level through participation in local and national networks of sporting events.

Cape Girardeau Central High School
1979-1980 4A State Championship

Cape Central records
Career scoring                                                   1,556 points
Seasonal scoring                                                769 points
Seasonal scoring average                                 26.5
Single game scoring                                          48 points vs. Vashon
Field goals attempted in one season              514
Field goals made in one season                       317
Free throws made in one season                    135
Career rebounds                                               906
Seasonal field goal percentage                        67%
Unanimous choice for 4A All-State Team


University of Missouri-Columbia 1980-1984
Men’s Basketball team under Norm Stewart
Won the Big 8 Championship 1981, 1982, & 1983

At Mizzou Ron was a shut-down defender on tough Tiger teams of the early '80s. Gained national recognition for two disruptive defensive performances on Michael Jordan in the '83 and '84 seasons.

Ron is a State Farm Insurance Agent in St. Charles, MO. He started his career with State Farm in Kansas City, MO in 1986. His "claim to fame” is guarding Michael Jordan while he played at North Carolina, and holding him to nine points. After his college basketball career at Mizzou, he had try outs with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL (Canadian Football League), the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills.

Ron is married to Anita and they have two daughters Shakara “Shak” Jones and Sharese “Winkie” Jones. Shakara was a four-year varsity starter at Francis Howell Central and a four-time 1st team All-State player, four-time GAC South IAABO Player of the Year. She was named Miss Missouri Show-Me Basketball in 2007, St Louis Post Dispatch Player of the Year 2007 and St Louis American Fab 5 Player of the Year 2007. She was named to EA Sports All-American 2nd team, Street & Smith All-American HM, Students Sports Junior All-American, MaxPreps All-American HM 2006, and McDonald’s All-American and Gatorade Player of the Year nominee 2007. Her basketball jersey #55 is retired at Francis Howell Central. She set a career scoring record 2,439 points. She is a junior at the University of Missouri and a star player on the women’s basketball team. Sharese started varsity as a freshman at Francis Howell Central and was the 2nd leading scorer with 12.1 ppg. She was named to the GAC South 2nd Team All-Conference and 1st team All-District Tournament. St. Charles Journal Player of the Game 2008. Named to Warrenton High School Shoot-Out All-Tournament Team in 2009 and 2010, Visitation All-Tournament 2nd Team 2010. KC Metro Sports Youth Basketball All-Star Team 2008, USJN Mid-America Challenge All-Star Team 2008, St. Louis Jammers 14U Show-Me- State Champions 2008. December 2010 was a memorable month and year since both Shakara and Sharese reached 1000 points several days apart. Shakara while attending the University of Missouri-Columbia her senior year and Sharese while attending Francis Howell Central high school her junior year. [/row]