Dominique Jones

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Dominique Jones
No. 5 – Liaoning
Position Guard
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1988-10-15) October 15, 1988 (age 26)
Lake Wales, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Wales (Lake Wales, Florida)
College South Florida (2007–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
20102013 Dallas Mavericks
2010 Texas Legends (D-League)
2012 Texas Legends (D-League)
2013 Springfield Armor (D-League)
2013–present Liaoning Flying Leopards (China)
Career highlights and awards

Dominique O'Neal Jones (born October 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player. A noted scorer in college, Jones had the second highest scoring average in the Big East conference during the 2009–10 season.[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

Freshman[edit]

Jones entered USF and started every game during his first season. He scored 17.1 points per game with 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

Sophomore[edit]

In Jones's second season, the sophomore improved his scoring (18.1), rebounds (5.6) and assists (3.9) averages.

Junior[edit]

Prior to the 2009–2010 season, Jones was named to the preseason All Big East team. Over the season, he averaged 21.4 points while also grabbing 6.1 rebounds and giving 3.6 assists. He scored a season high 46 points in a 109–105 win over the Providence Friars.[2] USF went 20–13 and Jones was named to the 1st team All-Big East team. He led the team with the most points in a game.

Professional career[edit]

He was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. The Grizzlies traded his rights to the Dallas Mavericks for cash considerations, reported to be around $3 million.

On November 30, 2010, the Mavericks assigned Jones to the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League,[3] only to be called up early January 2011 after an injury to Caron Butler. He scored nine points in his return, in a 104–95 Dallas win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[4] A foot injury sidelined him for much of the season after averaging 2.3 points in 18 games. At the at end of the season, the Mavericks would win the 2011 NBA Finals.[5]

On January 15, 2012, Dallas assigned Jones to the D-League again. He would be recalled a week later.[6] On February 19, 2012, Jones made his first career three-point field goal against the New York Knicks. On March 10, 2012, Jones recorded his first career start in an 87–111 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[7]

In October 2012, the Mavericks opted not to pick up the team option for the next season in Jones' rookie contract. Jones was waived on March 9, 2013.[8] On March 19, he was acquired by the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.[9]

He joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2013 NBA Summer League.

In September 2013, he joined the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association for the 2013–14 season.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Dallas 18 0 6.8 .311 .000 .824 1.4 1.1 .3 .2 2.3
2011–12 Dallas 33 1 8.1 .397 .125 .784 1.3 1.3 .3 .2 2.7
2012–13 Dallas 29 3 11.7 .367 .111 .660 1.6 2.9 .5 .1 4.0
Career 80 4 9.3 .366 .095 .729 1.4 1.8 .4 .1 3.1

CBA Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Liaoning Flying Leopards 17 14 38.2 .477 .304 .770 5.8 6.5 3.1 .4 30.6

Personal[edit]

Jones' forearms are tattooed with the words "Hustler" and "Survivor".[11] After the Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Finals, Jones then proceeded to get a tattoo on his neck of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, commemorating his team's victory.[12]

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