Billy Jones (basketball)

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William Jones, also known as Billy Jones, is a retired American basketball power forward. Jones attended the University of Maryland where he played for the Terrapins and in December 1965 became the first black player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He lettered in basketball three years and played two seasons alongside future Hall of Fame Maryland head coach Gary Williams.[1] By 1971, every school in the ACC had at least one African-American on its team [2]


  1. ^ Wall of Fame, University of Maryland, retrieved May 28, 2010.
  2. ^ ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference by J. Samuel Walker (2011) University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved Dec. 2, 2014