Jimmy Jones (basketball)

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Jimmy Jones
No. 15
Small forward / Guard
Personal information
Born (1945-01-01) January 1, 1945 (age 69)
Tallulah, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school McCall (Tallulah, Louisiana)
College Grambling State (1963–1967)
NBA draft 1967 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Pro career 1967–1977
Career history
19671971 New Orleans Buccaneers / Memphis Pros (ABA)
19711974 Utah Stars (ABA)
19741977 Washington Bullets
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 11,366 (16.3 ppg)
Rebounds 2,930 (4.6 rpg)
Assists 3,069 (4.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James "Jimmy" Jones (born January 4, 1945)[1] is an American former professional basketball player who was a six-time All-Star in the American Basketball Association (ABA).

A 6'4" guard/forward born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Jones attended Grambling State University.[1]

Jones was drafted by the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Baltimore Bullets in 1967.[1] Jones was also drafted by the New Orleans Buccaneers in the 1967 ABA Draft.[1]

Worried that he would not receive much playing-time behind Earl Monroe, he began his professional career in the rival ABA, playing seven seasons for the New Orleans Buccaneers, Memphis Pros, and Utah Stars. Though largely forgotten today, Jones was one of the ABA's best players, averaging 19.2 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.9 rebounds during his seven years in that league. Jones finally joined the Bullets franchise in 1974, appearing in three seasons before retiring in 1977.

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