Shawn Jones (basketball)
Jones at the 2014 CUSA Basketball Championships
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|League||Polish Basketball League|
FIBA Champions League
|Born||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 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.
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 2015, Jones joined the Washington Wizards for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On August, 14, he signed a one-year deal with MoraBanc Andorra of the Liga ACB. 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.
On July 11, 2016, Jones signed a three-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem. 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.
On August 21, 2018, Jones returned to Israel for a second stint, signing a one-year deal with Hapoel Holon. 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. 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. On October 9, 2019, his contract has been terminated due to an incident occurred in the preseason game against Nanterre. On November 8, 2019, Jones signed a one-year deal with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League.
The Basketball Tournament
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.
Kosovo national team
Jones is the son of Andrew and Cynthia Jones.
|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|
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- "Shawn Jones Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE 2014 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- "HEAT Signs Shawn Jones and Andre Dawkins". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 23, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- "HEAT Waive Birch, Drew, Johnson and Jones". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
- Skyforce Announces Full Training Camp Roster
- Shawn Jones D-League Stats
- SHAWN JONES READY TO TAKE HIS GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL
- "Shawn Jones signs with MoraBanc Andorra". Sportando.com. August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "ICL Manresa 77 at MoraBanc Andorra 74". RealGM.com. October 25, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
- "Shawn Jones joins Hapoel Jerusalem". EuroHoops.net. July 11, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- "Hapoel Jerusalem loans Shawn Jones to Scandone Avellino". Sportando.basketball. April 20, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- "Dinamo Sassari signs Shawn Jones". Sportando.basketball. June 22, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- "Shawn Jones agreed to terms with Hapoel Holon". Sportando.basketball. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
- "מצטיין המחזור ה-21: שון ג'ונס". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- "Shawn Jones signs with Boulazac". Sportando.basketball. July 20, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
- "Boulazac cut Shawn Jones". Sportando. October 9, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
- "Shawn Jones joins Anwil Wloclawek". Eurohoops.net. November 8, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
- "Shawn Jones gets passport from Kosovo". Sportando. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Poland v Kosovo - FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers". fiba.basketball. February 23, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.