Charles Jones (basketball, born 1975)
|Born||July 17, 1975|
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Bishop Ford Central Catholic|
(Brooklyn, New York)
LIU Brooklyn (1996–1998)
|NBA draft||1998 / Undrafted|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|1999||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2001–2002||Ionikos Egnatia Bank|
|2003||Maccabi Rishon LeZion|
|2003–2004||Libertad de Sunchales|
|2004–2005||PBC Lukoil Academic|
|2005–2006||Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia|
|2006||Long Island Primetime|
|2006–2008||Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia|
|2009||BC Levski Sofia|
|2010||Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Raised in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, Jones was one of two children of Charles and Cathy Jones and graduated from Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School in 1993. In 1997, Jones estimated to The New York Times that around 15 of his friends from Bedford-Stuyvesant were killed on the streets. He played at The Soul in the Hole in Brooklyn.
Jones attended Rutgers University and Long Island University, before spending two seasons in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls (1998–99) and the Los Angeles Clippers (1999–2000). Afterwards, he played overseas, notably in Argentina.
While playing for Long Island University, he led the league in scoring twice (1996–97, 1997–98), and he was the last player to average 30 points or more in a season when he averaged 30.1 points per game in the 1996-97 season before Marcus Keene reached that mark during the 2016–17 season. (See List of college basketball scoring leaders) He finished his senior season top 10 in Division I basketball in assists and steals, leading the conference in points per game, assists per game and steals per game. A prolific scorer, he currently still holds multiple school and conference records. He faced a gun charge due to an incident at his dorm, and still managed to make the Chicago Bulls team 2 weeks after the incident.
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