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Shelton Jones (born April 4, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who played collegiately at St. John's University. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (27th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. Shelton played only one year in the NBA during the 1988-89 season, splitting time with the Spurs, Golden State Warriors and mainly, the Philadelphia 76ers, for whom he also appeared in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, finishing on 4th place after advancing to the semi-finals. After the season, he was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 16th pick in the NBA Expansion Draft. After his selection, he said: "I'm a little stunned right now. I thought I'd be taken by Orlando because I'd heard some things. Things like this happen. That's the kind of year I had. I'll make the best of the situation. I look forward to getting out there and meeting with the coach. I don't even know who it is.". As it turned out, the Timberwolves waived him before the season began, and he never played in the NBA again.
Jones later founded the Shelton Jones Foundation, which "trains and mentors student-athletes to become successful in life through sports, community outreach and personal development".
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