Shelton Jones

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Shelton Jones
Personal information
Born (1966-04-04) April 4, 1966 (age 48)
Copiague, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Amityville Memorial
(Amityville, New York)
College St. John's (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro playing career 1988–2004
Career history

San Antonio Spurs 1988
Golden State Warriors (1988)
Tulsa Fast Breakers (1988–1989)
Philadelphia 76ers (1989)
Atletico Madrid (1990–1991)
Treasure Coast Tropics (1991)
Rapid City Thrillers (1992–1993)
Pallacanestro Venezia (1993)
Pallacanestro Virtus Roma (1993–1994)
Rapid City Thrillers (1994)
Hapoel Holon (1994–1995)
Florida Beachdogs (1995–1996)
Hapoel Holon (1996)
Oklahoma City Cavalry (1996–1997)
Leones de Ponce (1997)
Long Island Surf (1997)
Panteras de Miranda (1998)
Ourense Baloncesto (1998)
Long Island Surf (1998)
Tampa Bay Windjammers (1999)
Connecticut Pride (1999–2000)
Florida Sea Dragons (2000)
JL Bourg-en-Bresse (2000–2001)
Los Minas Leneros (2001)
Juarez Gallos de Pelea (2001)

Great Lakes Storm (2003–2004)
Career highlights and awards

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.".[1] 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".[2]


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  2. ^ NYIT athletics news, April 2011

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