Kenyon Jones (basketball)

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Kenyon Jones
Center
Personal information
Born October 12, 1977
Died August 18, 2005(2005-08-18) (aged 27)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American / Macedonian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school Beach (Savannah, Georgia)
College California (1995–1998)
San Francisco (1999–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Pro career 2000–2005
Career history
2000–2001 STB Le Havre
2001–2002 Panionios
2002 Vaqueros de Bayamón
2002–2003 Maroussi
2003 Vaqueros de Bayamón
2003 Panathinaikos
2003–2004 Dynamo Moscow
2004–2005 Maroussi
Career highlights and awards

Kenyon Jones (October 12, 1977 – August 18, 2005) was an American basketball player. He played four seasons in Greece's top league, HEBA A1.

Jones, a 6'10 center from Beach High School in Savannah, Georgia, signed with coach Todd Bozeman at the University of California, Berkeley. Jones played three seasons for the Golden Bears, averaging 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game as a junior in the 1997–98 season.[1][2]

Jones then transferred to the University of San Francisco for his senior season. There he averaged 16.5 points and was named West Coast Conference player of the year.[2]

After graduation, Jones played four seasons in the Greek top league, for Panionios B.C., Panathinaikos B.C. and Maroussi B.C., and for the Russian club BC Dynamo Moscow during the 2003-04 season. He also was part of the Macedonia national basketball team. Jones was invited to the Denver Nuggets summer league in 2005, but did not make the team.[3]

Jones died on August 18, 2005 in his home in Atlanta, Georgia. Eurobasket.com reported that he died of a heart attack.[4]

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