Jones Competing In Shots From Heart Tournament

James Jones. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Event Designed To Create Awareness For Heart Disease

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball at Yale, is participating in the third annual Shots from the Heart tournament, presented by CollegeInsider.com.

The free throw shooting contest is designed to create awareness for heart disease and pay tribute to former Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser, who passed away in 2007 of a heart attack.

Coaches from throughout the nation are participating.

Jones is matched up against his younger brother Joe, the head coach at Boston University, in the first round.

To make the process simple, coaches do not compete against one another on the same court. Each coach shoots 25 free throws at his convenience. A member of the athletic department tallies the results and the coach with the most points advances.

"The idea was to create awareness for heart disease through competition," said CollegeInsider.com Co-Founder and creator of Shots from the Heart, Angela Lento. "We wanted to create something that coaches could have fun with. The fun but competitive nature of this event is something that I am sure coach Prosser would have enjoyed."

For more information, visit the Shots from the Hearts website.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity