Mike Jones (basketball)
July 24, 1984 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Thayer Academy
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2007–2011|
|2007–2008||Mersin B.Ş. Belediyespor (Turkey)|
|2008||APOEL B.C. (Cyprus)|
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (August 2013)|
Michael "Mike" Jones (born July 24, 1984) is an American basketball player who played for the University of Maryland, College Park. He went to high school at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts. Due to his success there, he was invited to the McDonald's All-American Game. According to Joe Benson's recruiting website Scout.com, he was the second best shooting guard in the country coming out of high school, behind LeBron James.
On December 13, 2006, Jones earned sole possession of the all-time University of Maryland record by making nine 3-pointers in a game.
He was originally projected to be a late 2nd round pick in the NBA Draft. After going undrafted in 2007, Jones made the decision to play abroad, signing with Turkish professional team Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi.
Jones was signed to the Cyprus-based APOEL team in January 2008, where he played along with former University of Rhode Island guard Tyson Wheeler. He is currently with the CSU Asesoft team in Romania, where he is expected to play for the 2008-09 basketball season.