Shawn Jones (basketball)

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Shawn Jones
Shawn Jones 2014.jpg
Jones at the 2014 CUSA Basketball Championships
Anwil Włocławek
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeaguePolish Basketball League
FIBA Champions League
Personal information
Born (1992-03-25) March 25, 1992 (age 27)
Miami, Florida
NationalityAmerican / Kosovan
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolHialeah (Hialeah, Florida)
CollegeMiddle Tennessee (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015–2016Andorra
2016–2017Hapoel Jerusalem
2017Sidigas Avellino
2017–2018Dinamo Sassari
2018–2019Hapoel Holon
2019–presentAnwil Włocławek
Career highlights and awards

Shawn Jones (born March 25, 1992) is an American-born Kosovan professional basketball player for Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League (PLK). He played college basketball for Middle Tennessee State University, where he was named the Conference USA Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2014.[1]

High school career[edit]

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.[2]

College career[edit]

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.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Jones joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[4] On September 23, 2014, he signed with the Miami Heat.[5] However, he was later waived by the Heat on October 25, 2014 after appearing in four preseason games.[6] On November 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player.[7] In 49 games for the Skyforce in 2014–15, he averaged 13.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.[8]

In July 2015, Jones joined the Washington Wizards for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[9] On August, 14, he signed a one-year deal with MoraBanc Andorra of the Liga ACB.[10] On October 25, 2015, Jones recorded a career-high 23 points, shooting 10-of-11 from the field, along with six rebounds in a 74–77 loss to Manresa.[11]

On July 11, 2016, Jones signed a three-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem.[12] Jones helped Jerusalem to win the 2016 Israeli League Cup, as well as reaching the 2017 EuroCup Semifinals, where they eventually were eliminated by Valencia. On April 20, 2017, he was loaned to Sidigas Avellino for the rest of the season.[13]

On June 22, 2017, Jones signed with Dinamo Sassari for the 2017–18 season.[14] In 30 games played for Sassari, Jones averaged 10.4 points and 7 rebounds per game.

On August 21, 2018, Jones returned to Israel for a second stint, signing a one-year deal with Hapoel Holon.[15] On March 9, 2019, Jones recorded 21 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field, along with six rebounds and three blocks in a 96–95 overtime win over Ironi Nes Ziona. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 21 MVP.[16] Jones helped Holon reach the 2019 FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals, where they eventually were eliminated by his former team Dinamo Sassari.

On July 20, 2019, Jones signed with Boulazac Basket Dordogne for the 2019–20 season.[17] On October 9, 2019, his contract has been terminated due to an incident occurred in the preseason game against Nanterre.[18] On November 8, 2019, Jones signed a one-year deal with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League.[19]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

In 2017, Jones participated in The Basketball Tournament for Blue Zoo, a team of Middle Tennessee alumni. The team was eliminated in the first round. The Basketball Tournament is an annual $2 million winner-take-all tournament broadcast on ESPN.[20]

Kosovo national team[edit]

On July 11, 2016, Jones received a Kosovan passport,[21] and became a member of the Kosovo national basketball team.

On February 23, 2018, Jones made his first appearance for the Kosovan team in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification game against Poland.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Jones is the son of Andrew and Cynthia Jones.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  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     Led the league

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Middle Tennessee 32 2 10.9 .505 .000 .684 2.3 .3 .3 .6 4.1
2011–11 Middle Tennessee 32 1 16.2 .551 .000 .585 3.3 .2 .4 1.2 7.3
2012–13 Middle Tennessee 34 26 21.1 .498 .000 .635 5.4 .4 .3 1.3 8.5
2013–14 Middle Tennessee 33 33 28.2 .577 .000 .687 8.5 .6 .9 1.9 14.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTSU's Shawn Jones named CUSA player of year". Tennessean.com. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Shawn Jones Bio". GoBlueRaiders.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Shawn Jones Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE 2014 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "HEAT Signs Shawn Jones and Andre Dawkins". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 23, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "HEAT Waive Birch, Drew, Johnson and Jones". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  7. ^ Skyforce Announces Full Training Camp Roster
  8. ^ Shawn Jones D-League Stats
  9. ^ SHAWN JONES READY TO TAKE HIS GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL
  10. ^ "Shawn Jones signs with MoraBanc Andorra". Sportando.com. August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  11. ^ "ICL Manresa 77 at MoraBanc Andorra 74". RealGM.com. October 25, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Shawn Jones joins Hapoel Jerusalem". EuroHoops.net. July 11, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Hapoel Jerusalem loans Shawn Jones to Scandone Avellino". Sportando.basketball. April 20, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dinamo Sassari signs Shawn Jones". Sportando.basketball. June 22, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "Shawn Jones agreed to terms with Hapoel Holon". Sportando.basketball. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-21: שון ג'ונס". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Shawn Jones signs with Boulazac". Sportando.basketball. July 20, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  18. ^ "Boulazac cut Shawn Jones". Sportando. October 9, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  19. ^ "Shawn Jones joins Anwil Wloclawek". Eurohoops.net. November 8, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  20. ^ https://www.thetournament.com/players/shawn-jones
  21. ^ "Shawn Jones gets passport from Kosovo". Sportando. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Poland v Kosovo - FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers". fiba.basketball. February 23, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.

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