Edgar Jones (basketball)

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Edgar Jones
Personal information
Born (1956-06-17) June 17, 1956 (age 60)
Fort Rucker, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Barringer (Newark, New Jersey)
College Nevada (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 1979–1995
Position Power forward / Center
Number 42, 44
Career history
1979–1980 Lehigh Valley Jets
1980–1981 New Jersey Nets
19811983 Detroit Pistons
19831984 San Antonio Spurs
19841986 Cleveland Cavaliers
1988–1990 Panathinaikos
1990 Peñas Huesca
1991–1992 Aris
1994–1995 Yakima Sun Kings
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,257 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,745 (4.8 rpg)
Blocks 455 (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 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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