Jumaine Jones

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Jumaine Jones
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Titánicos de León
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
Personal information
Born (1979-02-10) February 10, 1979 (age 35)
Cocoa, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Mitchell-Baker (Camilla, Georgia)
College Georgia (1997–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 1999–present
Career history
19992001 Philadelphia 76ers
20012003 Cleveland Cavaliers
2003–2004 Boston Celtics
2004–2005 Los Angeles Lakers
2005–2006 Charlotte Bobcats
2006–2007 Phoenix Suns
2007–2008 Basket Napoli (Italy)
2008–2009 Ural Great Perm (Russia)
2009 Conquistadores de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
2009–2011 Juvecaserta Basket (Italy)
2011–2012 Victoria Libertas Pesaro (Italy)
2012–2013 Bnei HaSharon (Israel)
2013 Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
2013–2014 Levski Sofia (Bulgaria)
2014–present Titánicos de León (Mexico)
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (1999)
  • Third-team All-SEC (1998)
  • SEC Co-Freshman of the Year (1998)
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1997)

Jumaine Lanard Jones (born February 10, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Titánicos de León of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). An NBA player from 1999 to 2007 drafted from the University of Georgia, he plays the small forward and power forward positions.

Amateur career[edit]

Known as the "Thrilla From Camilla",[1] he played competitive high school basketball in the tiny town of Camilla, Georgia. He spent two years at the University of Georgia, becoming the first sophomore to lead the SEC in scoring since Vern Fleming in 1984. Additionally, he was the first sophomore in school history to score 1,000 points since Dominique Wilkins did so in 1981. That year, he was also selected to represent the U.S. at the 1998 Goodwill Games. On the 1998 Goodwill Games Team, Jones started alongside future 1999 NBA Overall 1st pick Elton Brand.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

Declaring himself eligible for the 1999 NBA Draft, he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 27th overall pick, but he was immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he spent two years. On December 30, 1999, against the Portland Trail Blazers, Jones became a part of NBA history when he scored the final basket of the 1990s. As the 76ers became the 2001 Eastern Conference champions, Jones started throughout the postseason after current starter George Lynch went down with an injury, including the 2001 NBA Finals, in which the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the 76ers in five games. Jones best game of the 2001 NBA Finals run came in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semis against the Vince Carter led Toronto Raptors. Jones played 31 minutes going 6-9 from the field tailing 16 points 4 rebounds and an assist.

He then played two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, before being traded to the Boston Celtics.[2] In Boston, he suffered an injury early into the season and limited his appearances. In 2004, he was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers, but only when the deal was renegotiated after Gary Payton initially refused to report to the Celtics. On October 26, 2005, Jones was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.[3] On August 31, 2006, he signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.[4] Jones was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Nets on October 1, 2007, but he was waived later that month.

International[edit]

He signed a one-year contract with Basket Napoli on October 24, 2007.[5] With Napoli, Jones averaged 17.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. On July 21, 2008, Jones signed a contract with Ural Great Perm of the Russian Basketball Super League.[6] With Ural, Jones averaged 7.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.[7]

In July 2009, he signed a contract with Juvecaserta Basket.[8] In July 2011, he signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro.[9] In 2012, he joined Bnei HaSharon of Israel.[10] In 2013 he signed with the Mets de Guaynabo in Puerto Rico.[11]

In September 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Levski Sofia.[12]

On December 3, 2014 he signed with Mexican team Titánicos de León.[13]

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