DeQuan Jones

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DeQuan Jones
DeQuan Jones, Washington at Orlando 033.jpg
Jones with the Magic in 2012
No. 7 – Hapoel Holon
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
FIBA Champions League
Personal information
Born (1990-06-20) June 20, 1990 (age 28)
Stone Mountain, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolWheeler (Marietta, Georgia)
CollegeMiami (Florida) (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Orlando Magic
2013–2014Reno Bighorns
2014–2015Pallacanestro Cantù
2015–2016Chiba Jets
2016–2017Lille Métropole
2017–2018Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2018Anhui Dragons
2018–presentHapoel Holon
Career highlights and awards

DeQuan Jones (born June 20, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for the University of Miami.

High school career[edit]

Jones attended Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. He averaged 15.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior en route to Class 5-A Player of the Year honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Northwest Player of the Year accolades. He helped Wildcats finish 30-3 with a No. 18 national ranking by USA Today; they advanced to the state title game, where the Wildcats lost by just three points.[1]

College career[edit]

Jones with Miami, 2010

In his four-year Hurricane career, Jones appeared in 111 games and started in 35, recording 508 points, 268 rebounds, 53 assists, 52 steals and 51 blocks. On November 25, 2009, he recorded a career high 16 points against Florida Gulf Coast.[1]

On December 20, 2011, Jones received approval to return to competition after he sat out the season's first 10 games because of an NCAA investigation into recruiting allegations.[2] On March 29, 2012, he participated in the 24th Annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and Three-Point Contest at the Final Four.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Orlando Magic (2012–13)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Jones joined the Orlando Magic for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2012, he signed with the Magic.[4] On March 27, 2013, he scored a season-high 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting in a 108–114 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.[5]

In July 2013, Jones re-joined the Orlando Magic for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2013, he signed with the Sacramento Kings.[6] However, he was later waived by the Kings on October 15, 2013 after appearing in one preseason game.[7]

Reno Bighorns (2013–14)[edit]

In November 2013, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player.[8]

Pallacanestro Cantù (2014–15)[edit]

In July 2014, Jones joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League[9] and the New Orleans Pelicans for the Las Vegas Summer League. On July 27, he signed a one-year deal with Pallacanestro Cantù of the Lega Basket Serie A.[10] On January 8, 2015, he was named a participant in the 2015 Serie A All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest.[11] He was also named to the "Named Sport Team" for the BEKO All-Star Game held on January 17, going on to score 26 points to help Named Sport defeat the "Dolomiti Energia Team", 146–143.[12][13] In 35 league games for Cantù in 2014–15, he averaged 8.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He also averaged 8.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17 Eurocup games.[14]

Chiba Jets Funabashi (2015–16)[edit]

On September 25, 2015, Jones signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[15] However, he was later waived by the Hawks on October 24 after appearing in four preseason games.[16] On November 29, he signed with the Chiba Jets of the Japanese NBL.[17]

Lille Métropole (2016–17)[edit]

On September 15, 2016, Jones was included in the roster of Lille Métropole of the LNB Pro B.[18]

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2017–18)[edit]

On September 7, 2017, Jones signed with the Indiana Pacers of the NBA, on a training camp deal.[19] He was waived on October 14 as one of the team’s final preseason roster cuts.[20] He played the season with the Pacers' NBA G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and won the G Leagues' Most Improved Player award.[21]

Anhui Dragons (2018)[edit]

On May 5, 2018, Jones signed with Anhui Dragons of the Chinese NBL.[22]

Hapoel Holon (2018–present)[edit]

On July 31, 2018, Jones joined the Israeli team Hapoel Holon, signing a one-year deal with an option for another one.[23]

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

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Orlando 63 17 12.7 .436 .257 .667 1.7 .3 .3 .3 3.7
Career 63 17 12.7 .436 .257 .667 1.7 .3 .3 .3 3.7

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Miami 32 3 11.0 .337 .077 .633 1.7 .5 .3 .4 2.7
2009–10 Miami 28 20 16.6 .533 .231 .667 2.5 .5 .5 .6 5.7
2010–11 Miami 28 10 13.9 .419 .083 .611 2.5 .5 .5 .4 4.5
2011–12 Miami 23 2 17.3 .451 .250 .620 3.6 .4 .6 .5 5.9

Personal[edit]

Jones is the son of Irene Bell and Clady Jones, and has a brother, Camron.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "#5 DeQuan Jones". HurricaneSports.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "DeQuan Jones rejoins Miami Hurricanes". ESPN.com. December 20, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "DeQuan Jones Selected for 2012 Slam Dunk Championship". HurricaneSports.com. March 21, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Orlando Magic add Armon Johnson and DeQuan Jones to training camp roster". InsideHoops.com. September 29, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Notebook: Bobcats 114, Magic 108". NBA.com. March 27, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kings 2013-14 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 29, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "KINGS WAIVE JONES AND HEATH". NBA.com. October 15, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Bighorns Open Training Camp". NBA.com. November 16, 2013. Archived from the original on January 4, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Pallacanestro Cantù announces DeQuan Jones". Sportando.com. July 27, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  11. ^ "Beko All Star Game: Openjobmetis vola a canestro con lo 'Slam Dunk Contest'". LegaBasket.it (in Italian). January 8, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Basket Serie A, All Star Game Lo show questa sera a Verona". corrieredellosport.it (in Italian). January 17, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  13. ^ Oriani, Massimo (January 17, 2015). "Basket, All Star Game, che festa: e alla fine gioca pure il Poz". Gazzetta.it (in Italian). Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  14. ^ "Dequan Jones Europe Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  15. ^ "Hawks Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  16. ^ "Hawks waive Earl Barron and DeQuan Jones". InsideHoops.com. October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  17. ^ "DeQuan Jones agreed terms with Chiba Jets". Asia-Basket.com. November 29, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  18. ^ "Retrouvez jour après jour l'intégralité des transferts en Pro B". lnb.fr. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  19. ^ "Pacers Sign DeQuan Jones and Trey McKinney-Jones". NBA.com. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  20. ^ "Pacers Waive Three Players". NBA.com. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  21. ^ "Fort Wayne's DeQuan Jones Named NBA G League Most Improved Player". NBA G League. April 3, 2018.
  22. ^ "DeQuan Jones, Jameel Warney sign with Chinese NBL team Anhui". Sportando.com. May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  23. ^ "DeQuan Jones signs with Hapoel Holon". Sportando.basketball. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.

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