Lamont Jones

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Lamont Jones
No. 10 – Kumamoto Volters
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League NBL (Japan)
Personal information
Born (1990-06-26) June 26, 1990 (age 24)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (New York City, New York)
American Christian (Aston, Pennsylvania)
Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Arizona (2009–2011)
Iona (2011–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Kumamoto Volters (Japan)
Career highlights and awards

Lamont "MoMo" Jones (born June 26, 1990) is an American basketball player, currently with Kumamoto Volters in Japan. He was a standout college player for the University of Arizona and Iona College, and was an honorable mention All-American and conference player of the year as a senior.

Playing background[edit]

Jones, a 6'0 guard from Harlem, New York, led prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy to a 41-1 record as a senior, averaging 21.3 points and 8 assists per game.[1] He signed originally with the University of Southern California, but was released from his commitment when head coach Tim Floyd resigned.[2] He landed at Arizona and played two seasons for the Wildcats. The highlight of his time in Tucson was scoring 16 points as Arizona upset top seeded defending champion Duke in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.[3]

Following the 2010–11 season, Jones decided to transfer from Arizona to Iona, a school closer to his home in New York City where his grandmother was ill. He was granted a waiver by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and allowed to play immediately.[4] As a junior in 2011–12, Jones teamed with senior Scott Machado in the backcourt to lead the Gaels to the NCAA Tournament. Jones scored 15.7 points per game and was named second team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).[1]

As a senior, Jones was asked to take on more of the scoring load for the Gaels and responded by averaging 22.6 points per game, finishing third in scoring nationally. He led the Gaels back to the NCAA Tournament and at the end of the season was named the MAAC Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Jones declared for the 2013 NBA Draft, but he went undrafted. He then signed with Kumamoto Volters in the Japaneses National Basketball League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lamont Jones Iona Gaels bio". Iona Gaels. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Report: Ex-USC recruit to visit UA". Azcentral.com. June 17, 2009. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Derrick Williams, Arizona crush Duke's hopes to repeat as champions". ESPN.com. March 24, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Pedulla, Tom (March 20, 2013). "Sacrifice Pays Off for Guard, and Iona". New York Times. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "MAAC Announces 2012-2013 All-MAAC Men's Basketball Awards". MAAC. March 7, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 

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