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Constance Jinks
Constance Jinks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Morgan Park HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
09/08/1981

Experience:
3L


UNLV CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (1999-Present)
* Kodak / All-America Candidate
* MWC Honors Candidate
* Ranks 11th All-Time in Scoring with 1,233 Career Points
* Ranks 12th All-Time in Career Assists (267)
* Two-time All-Conference Honoree (First Team - 2002, Third Team - 2001)
* Six-time MWC Player of the Week selection
* MWC Tournament Record Holder
* NCAA Tournament Participant (2002)

UNLV PROFILE
One of the top returning players in the Mountain West Conference...Team's top returning scorer and leader...An explosive guard with cat-like quickness...A fearless shooter who scores extremely well off the dribble...Handles the ball well...Has a knack for creating shots for both herself and her teammates...Has quick hands and collects a lot of steals...Mirrors moves similar to NBA great Michael Jordan.

(2001-02 Junior): Led Lady Rebels to their eighth NCAA Tournament appearance...An All-MWC First Team selection...Team's second leading scorer averaging 17.0 ppg...Recorded first career double-double with 22 points and a career-high 10 rebounds against No. 15-ranked Colorado State on Feb. 14...Had a team leading 114 assists averaging 3.68 apg...Scored her 1,000th career point versus Air Force on Jan. 24...Named Co-MVP of the Cox Communications / Lady Rebel Shootout on Nov. 25...Honored as MWC Player of the Week four times...Scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed six rebounds versus New Mexico on Jan. 6 in a nationally-televised game on ESPN2...Also turned in a career-high and MWC women's tournament record of 36 points against nationally-ranked Colorado State on March 8...Named to the MWC All-Tournament Team...Received team's offensive player award...(2000-01 Sophomore): Second on the team in scoring and fourth in the MWC with 14.0 ppg...Named All-Mountain West Conference Third Team...Scored the game-winning bucket on an 18-foot jumper with two seconds left in win over San Diego State...Chosen MWC Player of the Week on Dec. 4 and Feb. 26...Named MVP of the Roger L. White Invitational, after scoring a career-high 33 points in title game...Also named MVP of the Cox Communications/Lady Rebel Shootout...Received team's sixth woman award...(1999-2000 Freshman): The first player off the bench for UNLV as a freshman...Saw action in 27 games, including five starts...Named to the MWC All-Newcomer team after finishing third on the team and 14th in the conference in scoring with 11.7 ppg...Steadily improved over the course of the season and came on strong toward the year's end, scoring in double figures in the last four games of the year and 12 of the last 17...Had a string of three games in which she topped the 20-point mark (Valparaiso, BYU and Utah)...Upped her scoring average to 13.4 ppg in conference games...Led the team in scoring in four different games...Led the Lady Rebels with a season high 21 points in the win over Valparaiso...Scored the team's most exciting basket of the year, hitting the game-winning bucket on a driving lay-up in the final seconds of the game in the MWC Tournament victory over New Mexico...Posted the team's single-game high for field goal percentage after a 17-point, 7-for-8 shooting night against Air Force.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 1999 graduate of Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill....Played basketball all four years as the team won its conference all four years...Coached by Zeleda Walker...Her last three years, the team finished second in the city...During her senior season, the team posted a mark of 30-3...Averaged 23 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and five steals per game during her senior season...Named third team all-state, all-city, all-conference and a high school All-American...Rated No. 29 in USA Today's top 50 players in the country...Named MVP of the Chicago Public Schools Christmas Tournament during her senior season...In the CPS all-star game, she scored 11 points...Third in scoring in the women's pro-am all-star game of the women's midnight league...Played in the senior CPS all-star game as well as the midnight league all-star game...AAU squad finished ninth in the nation.

PERSONAL
Constance K. Jinks...Born Sept. 8, 1981, in Chicago, Ill., to parents Karen Jinks and the late James Lanier...Has two brothers, James (24) and Corey (23), and one sister, Jasmine...Kinesiology major with an emphasis in fitness and sport management at UNLV.


CAREER HIGHS
Points	        36	vs. Colorado State (March 8, 2002)
FG Made	        13	at Northwestern (Dec. 2, 2000)
FG Attempted	24	at Colorado State (Jan. 19, 2002)
3PT Made	3	vs. Colorado State (Feb. 14, 2002)
3PT Attempted	6	at San Diego State (Feb. 9, 2002)
	        6	vs. Colorado State (Feb. 14, 2002)
FT Made	        13	vs. Colorado State (March 8, 2002)
FT Attempted	14	vs. Colorado State (March 8, 2002)
Rebounds	10	vs. Colorado State (Feb. 14, 2002)
Assists	        9	vs. Tennessee Tech (Nov. 25, 2001)
	        9	at Nevada, Reno (Dec. 9, 2001)
Turnovers	10	vs. Colorado State (Feb. 14, 2002)
Blocked Shots	1	at Utah (1/31/02)
	        1	vs. Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 16, 2001)
Steals	        6	vs. Northeastern (Dec. 1, 2000)
Minutes	        40	vs. BYU (2/28/02)
	        40	vs. BYU (3/9/02)
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