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Monroe's Jones won't have to travel far for college

Alissa Jones with Monroe coaching staff (Source: WALB) Alissa Jones with Monroe coaching staff (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Alissa Jones is used to letting her game talk for her.

It's why she was at a lost for words before she signed to Albany Technical College Wednesday morning.

Albany Tech is slick walk away from Monroe High School.

And it's also a proven journey to the ultimate goal which is a Division I basketball scholarship.

The 3-time all-region player got one more assist from head coach Jennifer Acree before signing her letter of intent.

Jones is the second player Acre is entrusting Albany Tech with in the past 3 years.

The prior, Cekeya Mack just signed a DI scholarship to Murray State after two seasons as a Lady Titan.

That's the goal for Jones. 

She's a young lady of very few words. A major factor in her choosing ATC was staying close to family. 

Jones has benefited heavily from her support system in Albany.

"It's been fun, and I've learned a lot," said Jones.

"Everybody knows we're getting a great player," said Albany Tech women's basketball coach  Ken Williams. 

"A kid that can rebound the ball from the guard position, can score, can defend. I've seen moments in the past 4 years where she's just taken over the game offensively and defensively. So we know we're getting that."

Coach Acree called The former region 1-AAA player of the year one of the most athletics player she's ever coached.

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