Charles Jones (basketball, born 1975)

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Charles Jones
Personal information
Born (1975-07-17) July 17, 1975 (age 41)
Brooklyn, New York
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Bishop Ford Central Catholic
(Brooklyn, New York)
College Rutgers (1993–1995)
LIU Brooklyn (1996–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2010
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Number 11, 2
Career history
1999 Chicago Bulls
1999 Los Angeles Clippers
2000–2001 BingoSNAI Montecatini
2001–2002 Ionikos Egnatia Bank
2003 Brooklyn Kings
2003 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2003–2004 Libertad de Sunchales
2004–2005 PBC Lukoil Academic
2005 Albany Patroons
2005–2006 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia
2006 Long Island Primetime
2006–2008 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia
2008 Ciclista Olímpico
2009 BC Levski Sofia
2010 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia
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Charles Rahmel Jones (born July 17, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.

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.[1] He played at The Soul in the Hole in Brooklyn. [2]

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. (See List of college basketball scoring leaders) He faced a gun charge due to an incident at his dorm. [3]


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