Charles Jones (basketball, born 1957)
April 3, 1957 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Desha Central (Rohwer, Arkansas)|
|College||Albany State (1975–1979)|
|NBA draft||1979 / Round: 8 / Pick: 165th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||23, 13, 27|
|1979–1980||Maine Lumberjacks (CBA)|
|1980–1981||Nice BC (France)|
|1981–1982||S. Bennedetto Gorizia (Italy)|
|1982–1983||Maine Lumberjacks (CBA)|
|1983–1984||Bay State Bombardiers (CBA)|
|1984||Bay State Bombardiers (CBA)|
|1984–1985||Tampa Bay Thrillers (CBA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,826 (2.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,253 (4.5 rpg)|
|Blocks||1,134 (1.6 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Charles "Gadget" Jones (born April 3, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Although a raw offensive player, he possessed shot-blocking ability.
A 6'9" forward-center from Albany State University, Jones was selected 165th overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, arriving in the league four years later. He played in 15 seasons with five teams: the Philadelphia 76ers, the Chicago Bulls, the Washington Bullets, the Detroit Pistons and the Houston Rockets.
Jones won an NBA Championship with the Rockets in 1995, appearing in 19 out of 22 postseason contests. He retired three seasons later with career averages of 2.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and nearly two blocks per game. His biggest scoring output came on January 8, 1986: 17 points against the team who drafted him, the Suns. Four years later, against the Orlando Magic, Jones blocked a career-best 10 shots, in 49 minutes.
- List of National Basketball Association players with most blocks in a game
- List of oldest and youngest National Basketball Association players