Charles Jones (basketball, born 1957)

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Charles Jones
Personal information
Born (1957-04-03) April 3, 1957 (age 62)
McGehee, Arkansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolDesha Central (Rohwer, Arkansas)
CollegeAlbany State (1975–1979)
NBA draft1979 / Round: 8 / Pick: 165th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1979–1998
PositionPower forward / Center
Number23, 13, 27
Career history
1979–1980Maine Lumberjacks
1980–1981Nice BC
1981–1982S. Benedetto Gorizia
1982–1983Maine Lumberjacks
1983–1984Bay State Bombardiers
1984Philadelphia 76ers
1984Bay State Bombardiers
1984Chicago Bulls
1984–1985Tampa Bay Thrillers
1985–1993Washington Bullets
1994Detroit Pistons
19951998Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1,826 (2.5 ppg)
Rebounds3,253 (4.5 rpg)
Blocks1,134 (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.

Basketball career[edit]

A 6'9" forwardcenter 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 1.6 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.

Personal life[edit]

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

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Jones won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1983–84 Philadelphia 1 0 3.0 .000 .250 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.0
1984–85 Chicago 3 0 9.7 .500 .667 2.0 .3 .0 1.7 2.7
1984–85 Washington 28 4 22.8 .528 .692 6.4 .9 .8 2.6 5.9
1985–86 Washington 81 58 19.9 .508 .000 .628 4.0 .9 .7 1.6 3.9
1986–87 Washington 79 64 20.4 .474 .000 .632 4.5 1.0 .8 2.1 3.6
1987–88 Washington 69 49 19.0 .407 .000 .707 4.7 .9 .8 1.6 2.9
1988–89 Washington 53 45 21.8 .480 .000 .640 4.8 .8 .7 1.4 2.6
1989–90 Washington 81 81 27.7 .508 .648 6.2 1.7 .6 2.4 3.2
1990–91 Washington 62 54 24.2 .540 .580 5.8 .8 .8 2.0 2.6
1991–92 Washington 75 32 18.2 .367 .500 4.2 .8 .6 1.2 1.1
1992–93 Washington 67 21 18.0 .524 .000 .579 4.1 .6 .6 1.1 1.3
1993–94 Detroit 42 0 20.9 .462 .000 .559 5.6 .7 .3 1.0 2.2
1994–95 Houston 3 0 12.0 .333 .500 2.3 .0 .0 .3 1.0
1995–96 Houston 46 0 6.5 .316 .308 1.6 .3 .1 .5 .3
1996–97 Houston 12 0 7.8 .400 1.3 .3 .2 .3 .3
1997–98 Houston 24 0 5.3 .700 .500 1.0 .2 .0 .3 0.6
Career 726 480 19.4 .480 .000 .618 4.5 .9 .6 1.6 2.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985 Washington 4 0 27.5 .526 .563 6.5 .8 .8 2.5 7.3
1986 Washington 5 5 14.4 .364 1.000 1.8 .6 .4 .4 2.4
1987 Washington 3 3 18.7 .600 2.7 1.0 .7 1.7 2.0
1988 Washington 5 1 19.0 .200 .500 3.4 .4 .4 .8 .6
1995 Houston 19 0 12.5 .385 .000 .333 2.3 .0 .2 .5 .7
1996 Houston 3 0 2.7 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 .0
1997 Houston 1 0 2.0 .0 1.0 .0 .0 .0
1998 Houston 4 0 2.8 1.000 .8 .3 .0 .0 .5
Career 44 9 13.4 .426 .000 .556 2.5 .3 .3 .7 1.5

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