Shawn Jones (basketball)

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Shawn Jones
Shawn Jones 2014.jpg
Jones at the 2014 CUSA Basketball Championships
No. 22 – Hapoel Jerusalem
Position Power forward
League Ligat HaAl
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1992-03-25) March 25, 1992 (age 24)
Miami, Florida
Nationality American / Kosovan
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Hialeah (Hialeah, Florida)
College Middle Tennessee (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015–2016 Andorra
2016–present Hapoel Jerusalem
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.[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]

College statistics[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

Professional career[edit]

2014–15 season[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]

2015–16 season[edit]

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]

2016-17 season[edit]

In July 2016, Jones signed a three-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem.

Personal[edit]

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

In July 2016, Jones acquired Kosovan citizenship.[11]

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. ^ "Shawn Jones gets passport from Kosovo". Sportando. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

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