Charles Jones (basketball, born 1957)

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For the NBA player born in 1962, see Charles Jones (basketball, born 1962). For the NBA player born in 1975, see Charles Rahmel Jones.
For other people named Charles Jones, see Charles Jones (disambiguation).
Charles Jones
Personal information
Born (1957-04-03) April 3, 1957 (age 58)
McGehee, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Desha Central (Rohwer, Arkansas)
College Albany State (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 8 / Pick: 165th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1979–1998
Position Power forward / Center
Number 23, 13, 27
Career history
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 Philadelphia 76ers
1984 Bay State Bombardiers (CBA)
1984 Chicago Bulls
1984–1985 Tampa Bay Thrillers (CBA)
1985–1993 Washington Bullets
1994 Detroit Pistons
19951998 Houston Rockets
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

Charles "Gadget" Jones (born April 3, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Although a raw offensive player, he possessed shot-blocking ability.

Basketball career[edit]

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.


Jones' brothers, Caldwell, Wil and Major Jones, all played at Albany State and in the NBA.

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