Nov 18, 2022

K-State, Iowa basketball teams believe in Ava Jones

Posted Nov 18, 2022 5:30 PM
Ava Jones signed with Iowa earlier this month
Ava Jones signed with Iowa earlier this month

MANHATTAN—Members of the Kansas State University and University of Iowa women's basketball teams honored Ava Jones of Nickerson prior to Thursday's night's game in Manhattan.

Both teams wore shirts during their pregame warmups that said they "Believe in Ava Jones." 

Ava has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Iowa. In July, Ava, her mother and father were critically injured when a drunk driver struck them on a street in Louisville.  Ava's father, Trey Jones, died from his injuries.

Both teams shared photos on social media with the special shirts.

The University of Iowa told Ava she would keep her scholarship whether or not she would be able to play basketball.   Kansas State defeated No. 4 Iowa 84-83.