Charles Jones (basketball, born 1957)

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Charles Jones
Personal information
Born (1957-04-03) April 3, 1957 (age 61)
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 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.

Personal life[edit]

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

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