Charles Jones (basketball, born 1975)

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Charles Jones
Personal information
Born (1975-07-17) July 17, 1975 (age 44)
Brooklyn, New York
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop Ford Central Catholic
(Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeRutgers (1993–1995)
LIU Brooklyn (1996–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–2010
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number11, 2
Career history
1999Chicago Bulls
1999Los Angeles Clippers
2000–2001BingoSNAI Montecatini
2001–2002Ionikos Egnatia Bank
2003Brooklyn Kings
2003Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2003–2004Libertad de Sunchales
2004–2005PBC Lukoil Academic
2005Albany Patroons
2005–2006Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia
2006Long Island Primetime
2006–2008Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia
2008Ciclista Olímpico
2009BC Levski Sofia
2010Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berkow, Ira (January 19, 1997). "All the Potential a Faithful Mother Can Foster". The New York Times. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.slamonline.com/other-ballers/streetball/original-old-school-a-new-york-tradition/
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/13/sports/college-basketball-jones-ex-liu-star-facing-gun-charge.html

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