June 2, 1975 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Stratford (Nashville, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1999–2000||La Crosse Bobcats|
|2001-2002||Toros de Aragua|
|2003||Vaqueros de Bayamón|
|2004–2007||Anyang SBS Stars·KT&G Kites|
|2009–2010||Halcones UV Xalapa|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jones played college basketball at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he is the Tigers' all-time leading scorer, rebounder, and shot blocker. His #32 jersey has been retired by the school. After playing two seasons for the Tigers he transferred to Mississippi State University to finish his college career.
He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1996 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament after leading Mississippi State to their first SEC Tournament championship by virtue of a win over top-ranked University of Kentucky in the SEC tournament championship game. That same season he led Mississippi State to the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, picking up a Regional MVP honor along the way. Jones, along with his 1995–96 Bulldog teammates, was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
He was selected out of Mississippi State University as the 21st pick by the New York Knicks in the 1996 NBA Draft but was traded, along with Walter McCarty, John Thomas and Scott Brooks, to the Celtics in exchange for Chris Mills shortly before the 1997–98 NBA season began (he had previously taken part in no games in 1996–97 with the Knicks due to a foot injury).
An apostrophe was intentionally placed on the end of his first name by his mother for distinctiveness.
As of November 2012 he has been working as the program director at the Nashville Youth Basketball Association (NYBA), which is designed to help all middle Tennessee-area and Nashville city youth in metro Nashville improve their basketball skills.
- Where Are They Now? Archived November 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., by Stefan Fatsis, Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journal DOC (68 KiB)