Askia Jones

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Askia Jones
Personal information
Born (1971-12-03) December 3, 1971 (age 45)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American / Venezuelan
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Marshall (San Antonio, Texas)
College Kansas State (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Undrafted
Playing career 1994–2010
Position Shooting guard
Number 2
Career history
1994 Minnesota Timberwolves
1994–1995 Rockford Lightning
1995 Illiabum Clube
1995 Aspac Jakarta
1995–1997 Rio Claro Basquete
1996–2001 Guaiqueríes de Margarita
1997 Polluelos de Aibonito
1997–1998 Apollon Limassol
1998–1999 Flamengo
1999–2000 Joventut Badalona
2001 Los Barrios
2001–2002 Shell Turbo Chargers
2002–2004 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2005–2009 Gaiteros del Zulia
2010 Guaros de Lara
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Askia Rahman Jones (born (1971-12-03)December 3, 1971) is an American professional basketball player. A 6'5" (1.96 m) shooting guard, Jones was never drafted by a National Basketball Association team, but did manage to play in 11 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 4.1 points a game.

Basketball career[edit]

A Kansas State University graduate born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jones left college as the third-leading scorer in its history. He finished his four-year college career averaging 14.8 points a game. His scoring prowess was demonstrated on March 24, 1994, when he scored 62 points against Fresno State in the 1994 NIT quarterfinals, the second-highest postseason scoring total in college basketball history.[1] The 14 three-point field goals scored by Jones in that game are a postseason record.[2] He is also the last Division I men's player to date to have a 60-point regulation game; the only other players since then to score 60 points, Eddie House in 2000 and Ben Woodside in 2008, respectively required two and three overtimes.

The son of former National Basketball Association player Wali Jones,[2] Jones, after brief spell with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1994–95, took his game to Venezuela, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Portugal, Cyprus and Spain, in a professional career spanning almost two decades.

He eventually received Venezuelan citizenship and played with Venezuela national basketball team in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, winning the bronze medal.

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