Edgar Jones (basketball)

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Edgar Jones
Personal information
Born (1956-06-17) June 17, 1956 (age 62)
Fort Rucker, Alabama
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolBarringer (Newark, New Jersey)
CollegeNevada (1975–1979)
NBA draft1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1979–1995
PositionPower forward / Center
Number42, 44
Career history
1979–1980Lehigh Valley Jets
1980–1981New Jersey Nets
19811983Detroit Pistons
19831984San Antonio Spurs
19841986Cleveland Cavaliers
1988–1990Panathinaikos
1990Peñas Huesca
1991–1992Aris
1994–1995Yakima Sun Kings
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,257 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds1,745 (4.8 rpg)
Blocks455 (1.3 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Edgar Jones (born June 17, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player who had a career the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1980 to 1986.

While playing college basketball for the University of Nevada, Reno (1975–79), Edgar Jones set the school's all-time points total record (1,877); a record which stood until broken by the Wolf Pack's Nick Fazekas on November 18, 2006.

After his graduation, Jones was taken in the second round (ninth pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Over his career, he played for teams such as the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Edgar Jones participated in the 1984 Slam Dunk Contest, in Denver.

He also played for the Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos from 1988 to 1990 and for Aris BC in the 1991-1992 season. He won the Greek Basketball Cup in 1992.

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