Jalen Jones

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Jalen Jones
Jalen Jones.jpg
Jones playing for Texas A&M
Free agent
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1993-05-27) May 27, 1993 (age 26)
Dallas, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school
College
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Maine Red Claws
2017–2018New Orleans Pelicans
2017–2018Greensboro Swarm
2018Dallas Mavericks
2018Texas Legends
2018–2019Cleveland Cavaliers
2018–2019Canton Charge
2019Baskonia
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jalen Jones (born May 27, 1993) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Kirolbet Baskonia of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Southern Methodist and Texas A&M.

High school career[edit]

Jones first attended Mansfield Timberview High School. In his junior season, he averaged 18.8 points and 9.8 rebounds and was selected first team all-district and first team all-region. In his senior season he transferred to Justin F. Kimball High School where he averaged 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds and was named to the 2011 all-state tournament team.[1]

College career[edit]

After graduating high school, Jones began his collegiate career at Southern Methodist University, where he averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds per game as a sophomore. He redshirted a year and transferred to Texas A&M.[2] As a junior, he was named to the second-team All-SEC and teamed with Danuel House to lead the Aggies to the NIT. Jones was named to the coaches' first-team All-SEC as a senior, and the Aggies reached the NCAA Tournament.[3] He averaged 15 points and seven rebounds per game during his final season at Texas A&M.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Maine Red Claws (2016–2017)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Jones joined the Toronto Raptors for the 2016 NBA Summer League. In five games for the Raptors, he averaged 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game. On September 26, 2016, he signed with the Boston Celtics.[5] However, he was later waived by the Celtics on October 20 after appearing in two preseason games.[6] On October 31, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Celtics.[7]

New Orleans Pelicans (2017–2018)[edit]

Jones was signed to a two-way contract by the Pelicans on August 2, 2017.[8] That means for the majority of this season, Jones would split their professional times between the New Orleans squad and a G-League affiliate that's going to be best designated to them by the league before the season begins, which turned out to be the Greensboro Swarm.

On January 8, 2018, Jones was waived by the Pelicans.[9]

Dallas Mavericks (2018)[edit]

He signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks on January 11, 2018.[10] Throughout the rest of the year, he'd now split his playing time between the Mavericks and their G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. He was waived on July 14, 2018.[11]

Cleveland Cavaliers/Canton Charge (2018–2019)[edit]

On December 2, 2018, Jones was signed to a two-way contract by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Under the terms of the deal, he splits time between the Cavs and their G League affiliate, the Canton Charge.[12] On January 15, 2019, Jones was waived by the Cavaliers.[13]

Kirolbet Baskonia (2019)[edit]

On January 22, 2019, Jones signed with Kirolbet Baskonia of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague until the end of the season.[14]

NBA 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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 New Orleans 4 0 4.8 .250 1.000 1.000 .8 .0 .0 .0 1.3
2017–18 Dallas 12 0 13.5 .397 .360 .588 2.9 .3 .4 .1 5.8
Career 16 0 11.3 .382 .385 .632 2.4 .3 .3 .1 4.6

Personal life[edit]

Jones is the son of Reginald and Yolanda Jones. He majored in university studies leadership.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Texas A&M bio". 12thMan.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jalen Jones reportedly eligible for entire Texas A&M season". Sports Illustrated. October 8, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (March 9, 2016). "Aggies' 'alpha dogs' rarely in sync". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Robb, Brian (September 14, 2016). "Celtics Round Out Training Camp Roster With Jalen Jones, Damion Lee". CBS. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Celtics Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Celtics have waived Marcus Georges-Hunt..." Twitter. October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "2016 Training Camp Roster Announced". NBA.com. October 31, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Pelicans sign Jalen Jones to two-way contract". New Orleans Pelicans. August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Pelicans waive two-way forward Jalen Jones". NBA.com. January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Learning with the Legends: Jalen Jones, Kyle Collinsworth, and Johnathan Motley". mavs.com. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Mavericks sign Kostas Antetokounmpo to two-way contract; waive Jalen Jones". NBA.com. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Cavs Sign Jalen Jones and Jaron Blossomgame to Two-Way Contracts". NBA.com. December 2, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "Cavs Sign Deng Adel to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Baskonia signs Jalen Jones". Sportando. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.

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