Kevin Jones (basketball)

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Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones 21 - Saski Baskonia 20171215 (cropped).jpg
Jones with Baskonia in 2017
No. 44 – Ryukyu Golden Kings
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1989-08-25) August 25, 1989 (age 29)
Mount Vernon, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolMount Vernon
(Mount Vernon, New York)
CollegeWest Virginia (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012Canton Charge
2012–2013Cleveland Cavaliers
2012–2013→Canton Charge
2013–2014Canton Charge
2014San Miguel Beermen
2015Cholet
2015–2016Partizan
2016–2017Lokomotiv Kuban
2017–2018Baskonia
2018Nanterre 92
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Andrew Jones (born August 25, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Ryukyu Golden Kings. He played college basketball for West Virginia University.

High school career[edit]

Jones attended Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, New York. As a junior, he averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks per game. As a senior, he averaged 23 points, 14 rebounds, and two blocks per game. In 2006 and 2007, he led Mount Vernon to the New York State PHSAA championships.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at West Virginia, Jones posted eight games in double figures, including a stretch of six games in a row during Big East play. In 35 games, he averaged 6.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his sophomore season, he set a school record with 135 offensive rebounds in a season and was second on the team in three-point field goals made with 42. He was also named to the Big East All-Tournament team and the 76 Classic All-Tournament team. In 38 games (all starts), he averaged 13.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 33.0 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his junior season, he earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors. In 33 games (all starts), he averaged 13.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 34.9 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his senior season, he was named to the All-Big East first team and the NABC Division I All-District 5 first team. In 33 games (all starts), he averaged 19.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks in 38.3 minutes per game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

Jones went undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft. On September 10, 2012, Jones signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[3] However, he was later waived by Cavaliers on October 27, 2012.[4] On November 1, 2012, he was acquired by the Canton Charge as an affiliate player.

On November 29, 2012, after playing three games for the Charge averaging 27.0 points and 13.7 rebounds per game, Jones re-signed with the Cavaliers. On the same day, he was assigned back to the Charge.[5] On December 4, 2012, he was recalled by the Cavaliers,[6] but was sent back to the Charge for other assignments throughout the season.[7] On December 7, 2012, he debuted for the Cavaliers in the NBA against Minnesota Timberwolves and for eight and a half minutes gave 2 points and had 4 rebounds.[8] On January 5, 2013, Jones has played the best match so far in the NBA against Houston Rockets has scored 6 points and had 3 rebounds.[9] After that match, coach of Cavaliers Byron Scott gave more chances to Jones. On April 14, 2013, Jones has played his best match in his debut NBA season scoring the double-double, he scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds against Philadelphia 76ers.[10]

2013–14 season[edit]

On July 9, 2013, Jones joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[11] On July 19, 2013, he was waived by the Cavaliers after not appearing in a summer league game.[12]

In November 2013, Jones was re-acquired by the Canton Charge.[13] On February 3, 2014, he was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[14]

On March 8, 2014, Jones's contract was bought out by the Charge in order for him to sign with San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association.[15][16]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Jones joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[17] On September 26, 2014, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[18] However, he was later waived by the Pelicans on October 24, 2014.[19]

On February 18, 2015, Jones signed with Cholet Basket of France for the rest of the 2014–15 LNB Pro A season.[20]

2015–16 season[edit]

In July 2015, Jones joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[21]

On October 20, 2015, Jones signed a one-year contract with the Serbian team Partizan for the rest of the season.[22]

2016–17 season[edit]

On August 1, 2016, Jones signed with PBC Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia. He signed a one-plus-one year contract.[23] On March 2, 2017, Jones's D-League rights would be traded to the Northern Arizona Suns in a three-way deal.

2017–18 season[edit]

On November 27, 2017, Jones signed a two-month contract with Spanish club Baskonia with an option to extend it for the remainder of the season.[24] Following the expiration of his contract, on January 29, 2018, he parted ways with Baskonia.[25]

He continued his season with Nanterre 92 of the French Jeep Élite. Jones was named the Most Valuable Player of the month May.[26]

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

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 West Virginia 35 0 19.3 .495 .214 .565 4.9 .6 .6 .7 6.3
2009–10 West Virginia 38 38 33.0 .521 .404 .661 7.2 1.1 .6 .9 13.5
2010–11 West Virginia 33 33 34.9 .446 .301 .604 7.5 1.1 .5 .5 13.1
2011–12 West Virginia 33 33 38.3 .509 .266 .780 10.9 1.2 .7 1.0 19.9
Career 139 104 35.3 .494 .315 .677 7.5 1.0 .6 .8 13.1

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Cleveland 32 0 10.4 .402 .000 .600 2.4 .3 .3 .2 3.0
Career 32 0 10.4 .402 .000 .600 2.4 .3 .3 .2 3.0

Personal life[edit]

Jones is the son of Patricia Jones and Fred DeJarnett.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "5 Kevin Jones". wvusports.com. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Kevin Jones Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Cavs sign Kevin Jones
  4. ^ Cavaliers Waive Eric, Jones and Brown
  5. ^ "Canton's Kevin Jones Signs with Cleveland Cavaliers For Third Call-Up of 2012-13 NBA D-League Season". NBA.com. November 29, 2012. Archived from the original on May 13, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  6. ^ Cavaliers Recall Kevin Jones
  7. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments Archived March 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Timberwolves 91, Cavaliers 73
  9. ^ Rockets 112, Cavaliers 104
  10. ^ 76ers 91, Cavaliers 77
  11. ^ Cavaliers Announce 2013 Summer League Roster
  12. ^ Cavaliers Waive Jones, Quinn
  13. ^ Canton Charge 2013-14 Training Camp Roster Archived February 3, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience Archived February 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Charge's Kevin Jones Heads to Philippines
  16. ^ Canton Charge acquire William Buford, grant Kevin Jones release
  17. ^ "Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  18. ^ Pelicans Add Three Players to Training Camp Roster
  19. ^ Pelicans Request Waivers on Jones and Stephens
  20. ^ "Cholet lands Kevin Jones". Sportando.com. February 18, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  21. ^ "Bucks Announce 2015 Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  22. ^ "Džons potpisao za Partizan". b92.net (in Serbian). October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  23. ^ "Lokomotiv lands forward Jones". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 1, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  24. ^ "Baskonia bulks up with Jones". EuroLeague.net. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  25. ^ "Kevin Jones, Baskonia officially parted ways". Sportando.com. January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  26. ^ [1]

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