Iowa women’s basketball commitment, family seriously injured after being hit by car

Iowa women's basketball commitment, family seriously injured after being hit by car

Ava Jones, an up-and-coming high school student from Kansas who verbally committed to the Iowa women’s basketball team on Sunday, was seriously injured along with her parents when they were hit by a car in Louisville on Tuesday night.

The family was there for the Run 4 the Roses girls’ basketball tournament, in which Jones played with her club team. They were hit when the vehicle hit a sidewalk. The driver who hit them, Michael Hurley, was charged with four counts of first-degree assault and drink-driving. He told police that he had recently taken the drug Hydrocodone.

Jones is said to be in serious condition and her parents, Amy and Trey Jones, are in critical condition. A child allegedly Jones’ younger brother was treated for minor injuries. According to Billy Watson of the Hutchinson News in Kansas, Jones’ grandmother said Jones is expected to recover, though her injuries have not been made public.

“At this point, all we can say is the family needs prayers,” Jones’ AAU coach Aaron Johnson told ESPN via text on Wednesday.

Jones, a 6-foot-2 wing player, is number 83 on the ESPN HoopGurlz top 100 prospects list for the class of 2023. She averaged 20.8 points, 15.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists for Nickerson last season. High School in Kansas.

Jones initially volunteered for the state of Arizona, but reopened her recruiting after longtime Sun Devils coach Charli Turner Thorne retired in March. Jones announced her dedication to Iowa on social media on Sunday. Because she has not signed with the Hawkeyes, the school was unable to comment on Jones’ condition, an Iowa spokesperson told ESPN.