Jones pleased with progress in 1st season in WNBA

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This year’s journey included a stop in New York earlier this week in the Shock’s lone trip to Madison Square Garden. The Liberty won the game 95-85, pulling away down the stretch.

Jones, who said she attended concerts and basketball games and participated in track meets in the arena, was still somewhat awe-struck on the court.

“I felt like a little girl out there, looking up at the banners,” she said. “You realize … the history. People that have walked through these halls, have played and performed, and to say I have a little bit of that is nice.”

Jones served about six months in prison after admitting she had lied to federal investigators about doping, and says she has moved on from her past mistakes and just tries to focus on the future.

“I am who I am today because of my experiences … because of certain struggles in my life,” she said. “Although I wish sometimes I wish I can go back and have changed stuff, I like who I am today and I’m in a good place in my world.”

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