Shawn Jones (basketball)
Jones at the 2014 CUSA Basketball Championships
|No. 22 – Hapoel Jerusalem|
March 25, 1992 |
|Nationality||American / Kosovan|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Hialeah (Hialeah, Florida)|
|College||Middle Tennessee (2010–2014)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2014–2015||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Career highlights and awards|
Shawn Jones (born March 25, 1992) is an American-born Kosovan professional basketball player who plays for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Ligat HaAl. He played college basketball for Middle Tennessee State University, where in 2014, he was named the Conference USA Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
High school career
Jones attended Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida. As a senior in 2009–10, he averaged 23.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 9.1 blocks per game as he earned first team All-Dade County and third team All-State honors.
In his four-year career at Middle Tennessee State, Jones played 131 games (62 starts), averaging 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. In his senior season in 2013–14, he was named the Conference USA Men's Basketball Player of the Year. He was also named to the Conference USA first team and NABC Division I All-District 11 first team, while also being named a participant of the Reese's College All-Star Game.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Jones joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 23, 2014, he signed with the Miami Heat. However, he was later waived by the Heat on October 25, 2014 after appearing in four preseason games. On November 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player. In 49 games for the Skyforce in 2014–15, he averaged 13.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.
In July 2016, Jones signed a three-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem.
Jones is the son of Andrew and Cynthia Jones.
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- Skyforce Announces Full Training Camp Roster
- Shawn Jones D-League Stats
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- "Shawn Jones gets passport from Kosovo". Sportando. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.