MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis forward Ashia Jones will miss a second straight season, this time due to knee problems.
Tigers coach Melissa McFerrin announced Wednesday that Jones would be undergoing surgery "in the near future." The 6-foot-1 senior from Covington, Tennessee, already had missed the entire 2016-17 season with an injured anterior cruciate ligament.
Jones averaged 23.4 points for Tennessee-Martin in 2014-15 to rank fourth among all Division I players, but she hasn't played since. She sat out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
McFerrin said in a statement that the loss of Jones "is heartbreaking, both for Ashia and for our team." McFerrin added that Jones "had worked extremely hard to be healthy for this season."