Jemarreya Jones was amongst several of the top players in the state of Arkansas selected to play in the 2017 Arkansas Army National Guard/ Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball game hosted at the Farris Center at the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway.

Jemarreya Jones was amongst several of the top players in the state of Arkansas selected to play in the 2017 Arkansas Army National Guard/ Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball game hosted at the Farris Center at the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway.
This summer’s game marked the 62nd year of All-Star competition for basketball. In a high scoring affair on the hardwood, Jones with the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 110-98.
The 110 points scored tied an all-star game high for the West. The West also scored 110 points in the 1972 all-star game. Jones led the West on the boards with six rebounds with two points for his final high school basketball game performance. Jones also captured special recognition in Conway as the 2016-17 AHSCA Most Outstanding Camper Award.
Hot Springs' D-I standout Exavion Christon earned MVP honors for the West All-Stars. Christon, a Louisiana Tech University basketball signee finished with 11 points, three rebounds and two assists. El Dorado's Czar Perry led the West in scoring with 18 points, Brandon Fenner of Charleston had 12 points and Matthew Wilson of Farmington finished with 10 points for double-figures.
For the East, Ben Harvey of Jonesboro and Jahcoree Ealy of Guy-Perkins led with 13 points apiece. Shawn Doss of Marion and Marquis Eaton of Jonesboro each had 11 points apiece and BJ Murray of Earle finished with 10 points for double-figures.
The victory was the first for the West since 2009 to end a seven-game losing skid at the AHSCA All-Star events. The East leads the series 42-30.
Jones, averaged double figures this past season as senior for Nevada. He led the team in rebounding by snatching 215 rebounds off the glass and made presence know in blocking and dish out assists throughout 38 games played this season as a Nevada Blue Jay.
Jones finished his basketball career at Nevada earning All-State honors this past season and All-Conference last year. This season, the Blue Jays soared through the regional 1A-5 boys tournament with a dominating first round victory over Strong, then routed Hampton in the semifinals to advance to the finals, where they convincingly earn the No. 1 seed heading into the state tournament. The Blue Jays captured the district tournament title prior going into the regional tournament hosted at Bradley.
The Blue Jays were victorious over Taylor, then defeated Bradley in the boys district tournament championship game 70-67 to earn their No. 1 seed at regionals. The Nevada Blue Jays secured another big unbeaten league season title after finishing their conference schedule 14-0.
The Blue Jays finished as one of the top-ranked teams in the state for Class 1A at winning the first three rounds in the Class 1A state boys basketball tournament. In the first round, the Blue Jays defeated Mulberry/Pleasant View, topped Marvell in the quarterfinals but fell short to Guy-Perkins in the state semifinals.
Nevada Blue Jays finished this past 2016-17 basketball season with 30 plus wins and only four losses under head coach Bobby Mullins.
Coach Mullins was very proud of the Blue Jays hard fought season to advance back to state semifinals and just one game shy to returning to the finals. Coach Mullins believed Jones was very deserving to be selected as an West All-Star to represent Nevada well in Conway.
Coach Mullins said, "Jemarreya has good leadership ability and just a nature born leader. He shot the ball well and worked hard. He's a smart kid and comes from a great basketball family."
The West All-Star coaching staff consisted of Head Coach BJ Ross of Charleston High School with assistant coaches Matt Busch of Gravette High School, Steve Lynch of Jasper High School and Gary Simmons of El Dorado High School.
The East All-Star coaching staff featured Head Coach Wes Swift of Jonesboro High School with  assistant coaches Frankie Gathen of Osceola High School,  Johnny Rice of North Little Rock High School and Jim Summers of Cave City High School.