Women's Basketball

Former player set to join Buchanan’s staff

One of the best basketball players to ever wear a UH uniform will make a return to Hofheinz Pavilion.

Forward Chandi Jones has joined head coach Todd Buchanan’s as the video coordinator. Her responsibilities will include editing game footage, scouting other teams and other duties to help UH prepare for games.

“My short- and long-term vision has been to have former players come back to the staff and reunite as part of our basketball family,” Buchanan said in a release.

“For this to come full circle in such a short amount of time, it’s remarkable. The word exciting doesn’t do full justice to how I feel about having Chandi Jones back at the University of Houston.”

Jones played at UH from 2000-2004, and finished her career with an average of 23.6 points per game — good for the all-time best mark at UH. After college she was selected eighth overall by the Detroit Shock of the WNBA.

“This is a great opportunity to come back to the University of Houston,” Jones said. “I have so much pride in this school, and I took pride in representing it when I played. I’m grateful to be able to contribute to getting the program back to where it belongs.”

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