Terrence Jones

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Terrence Jones
Terrence-Jones-4.jpg
Jones in 2012
No. 6 – Santa Cruz Warriors
Position Power forward
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1992-01-09) January 9, 1992 (age 26)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Jefferson (Portland, Oregon)
College Kentucky (2010–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
20122016 Houston Rockets
2012–2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2016–2017 New Orleans Pelicans
2017 Milwaukee Bucks
2017 Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles
2017–present Santa Cruz Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Terrence Alexander Jones (born January 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the University of Kentucky.

High school career[edit]

Jones was ranked the #8 player in the class of 2010 by Scout.com,[1] the #9 player in the ESPNU 100,[2] and the #13 player by Rivals.com.[3] Jones led Jefferson High School to three straight Oregon class 5A state championships between his sophomore and senior years.[4] As a junior in 2008–09, he averaged 32 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals per game. As a senior in 2009–10, he averaged 30 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists per game.[5]

On January 20, 2010, he was named in the Junior National Select Team to compete in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on April 10.[6] He was also selected to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game[7] and the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic.[8] As a senior in 2009–10, he averaged 30 points, 14 rebounds and six assists per game.[5]

College career[edit]

Jones committed to Washington on April 30, 2010, but did not sign a National Letter of Intent.[9] He ended up changing his mind and on May 19, 2010, he signed a financial aid agreement with Kentucky instead of a letter of intent.[10][11]

Jones had 25 points and 12 rebounds in his debut with Kentucky in a win vs. East Tennessee State. Jones and Doron Lamb became the first freshman duo in UK history to score 20 points in a debut.[12]

On January 11, 2011, Jones came off the bench for the first time in 2010–11 after not being able to participate in that day's practice due to illness. That night, he broke the UK freshman single-game scoring record, putting up 35 points on 11-of-17 shooting against Auburn University. This came just one month after teammate Doron Lamb set the record with 32 points.[5] The Wildcats advanced to the 2011 Final Four but ended up losing by one point to the University of Connecticut. Jones and Lamb decided to stay a second year at Kentucky instead of enter the NBA draft with freshmen Brandon Knight, Enes Kanter, junior DeAndre Liggins, and senior Josh Harrellson. As a freshman, he averaged 15.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 blocks per game.[13]

Entering his sophomore year, Jones was part of what was considered one of "the most highly anticipated" Kentucky basketball teams of all time based on pre-season hype, recruit expectations, and existing talent.[14] On October 26, 2011, Jones participated in Kentucky's annual Blue vs. White scrimmage, scoring a school-record 52 points.[15] In 2011–12, he averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 38 game (34 starts).[13] In the NCAA tournament that season, Jones helped Kentucky win their eighth national championship.

In April 2012, Jones was one of six Wildcats to enter the NBA draft, along with Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, and Darius Miller.[16][17] All six players were drafted, setting a record for most players from one school drafted in the NBA draft.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Kentucky 38 35 31.5 .442 .329 .646 8.8 1.6 1.1 1.9 15.7
2011–12 Kentucky 38 34 29.3 .500 .327 .627 7.2 1.3 1.3 1.8 12.3

Professional career[edit]

Houston Rockets (2012–2016)[edit]

Jones with the Rockets in October 2012

Jones was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[18] On February 4, 2013, Jones was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[19] However, he was replaced by Chris Wright because he was later recalled by the Rockets and thus was not an "active" player on a D-League roster.[20]

On January 18, 2014, Jones scored a career-high 36 points, along with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks, in a 114–104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He became the second youngest Rocket to score 30 points or more behind Hakeem Olajuwon.[21]

After playing the first four games of the 2014–15 season, Jones went on to miss the next 41 games due to nerve inflammation in his left leg.[22] He returned to action on January 28, 2015 against the Dallas Mavericks.[23] On February 27, 2015, he scored a season-high 26 points in a 102-98 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[24] He later missed six games in late March with a partially collapsed lung.[25]

Jones again had an injury plagued season in 2015–16, going out in the preseason with a concussion and during the season with a lacerated eyelid and stitches that scratched his eye. Then on February 3, 2016, Jones crashed into another vehicle on his way to the Rockets' flight to Phoenix, remained in the hospital for two days of tests, and was out for the remaining three games before the All-Star break.[26] He returned to action on February 23, but lasted just four games before being deactivated indefinitely on March 2 due to a respiratory illness. On the court, Jones began the season as the starter at power forward with Donatas Motiejūnas out injured. But after 11 games, he was replaced in the starting lineup by Clint Capela.[26]

New Orleans Pelicans (2016–2017)[edit]

On July 22, 2016, Jones signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[27] On November 16, 2016, he scored a then season-high 26 points while starting in place of the injured Anthony Davis in an 89–82 loss to the Orlando Magic.[28] On January 23, 2017, he tied his career high with 36 points in a 124–122 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[29] On February 23, 2017, he was waived by the Pelicans following the team's acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins.[30]

Milwaukee Bucks (2017)[edit]

On March 4, 2017, Jones signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.[31] He appeared in just three games for the Bucks before being waived by the team on April 1, 2017.[32]

Qingdao Eagles (2017)[edit]

Jones with Qingdao in November 2017

On August 1, 2017, Jones signed with the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association.[33] After getting kicked out of practice following a confrontation with the head coach, Jones was released by Qingdao in late November.[34][35] In nine games, he averaged 22.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.

Santa Cruz Warriors (2017–present)[edit]

On December 18, 2017, Jones was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League.[36]

NBA 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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Houston 19 0 14.5 .457 .263 .765 3.4 .8 .6 1.0 5.5
2013–14 Houston 76 71 27.3 .542 .307 .605 6.9 1.1 .7 1.3 12.1
2014–15 Houston 33 24 26.9 .528 .351 .606 6.7 1.1 .5 1.8 11.7
2015–16 Houston 50 11 20.9 .452 .316 .664 4.2 .8 .5 .8 8.7
2016–17 New Orleans 51 12 24.8 .473 .253 .606 5.9 1.1 .8 1.0 11.5
2016–17 Milwaukee 3 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .3 .3 0.0
Career 232 118 24.0 .501 .299 .622 5.7 1.0 .6 1.2 10.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Houston 2 0 17.5 .400 .000 .000 7.5 .5 .0 .5 4.0
2014 Houston 6 2 23.0 .513 .000 .500 6.2 1.3 .8 .5 7.7
2015 Houston 17 9 23.6 .421 .158 .667 4.8 1.0 .5 .7 10.2
Career 25 11 23.0 .438 .136 .609 5.3 1.0 .5 .6 9.1

Personal life[edit]

Jones' cousins include former NBA players Damon and Salim Stoudamire.[37]

In July 2013, Jones was arrested for allegedly stomping on a homeless man who was sleeping outside a nightclub in Portland, Oregon. He was charged with harassment, a Class B misdemeanor, and released on his own recognizance.[38][39]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terrence Jones – Scout Hoops". Scout.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Terrence Jones – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "TERRENCE JONES". Yahoo.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jefferson three-peats with win over Mountain View". KGW.com. March 14, 2010. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Terrence Jones Bio". ukathletics.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ceglinsky, Sean (January 20, 2010). "It's the USA Against Everyone Else". SlamOnline.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jefferson's Terrence Jones Named All-American". KPTV.com. February 12, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jordan Brand Classic". Nike.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  9. ^ Allen, Percy (April 30, 2010). "Terrence Ross signs with Huskies; Terrence Jones commits but doesn't sign". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ Daschel, Nick (May 19, 2010). "Terrence Jones signs agreement with Kentucky". OregonLive.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ Leung, Diamond (May 20, 2010). "Report: Terrence Jones signs with Kentucky". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kentucky wakes up in second half, finishes off ETSU". ESPN.com. November 12, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Terrence Jones". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Terrence Jones Spurns the Cash, Stays at Kentucky". NationOfBlue.com. May 7, 2011. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ McCarthy, Matt (October 27, 2011). "Terrence Jones Shines In Blue White Scrimmage". KentuckySports.co. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ "UK's starting five opts for draft". ESPN.com. April 18, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ Martin, Daniel (16 April 2012). "Report: Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague, Terrence Jones to declare for NBA draft". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "NBA Development League: 2012-13 NBA Assignments". Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
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  24. ^ "Nets at Rockets". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
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  26. ^ a b "Recovery from accident gives Rockets' Jones reason to be grateful". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  27. ^ "Pelicans Sign Free Agent Forward Terrence Jones". NBA.com. July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Ibaka, Vucevic help Magic beat Pelicans 89-82". ESPN.com. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122". ESPN.com. January 23, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Pelicans Waive Terrence Jones". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Bucks Sign Terrence Jones". NBA.com. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  32. ^ "BUCKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON TERRENCE JONES". NBA.com. April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  33. ^ "特伦斯·琼斯正式加盟青岛 新赛季将与吉布森搭档". huanqiu.com (in Chinese). August 1, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Terrence Jones expected to leave Qingdao Eagles". Sportando.com. November 22, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  35. ^ "Qingdao reportedly signed Maciej Lampe to replace Terrence Jones". Sportando.com. November 24, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  36. ^ "Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Forward Terrance Jones". NBA.com. December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017. 
  37. ^ Lawlor, Christopher (October 2, 2009). "Basketball is in Jones' DNA". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Cops: Rockets' Jones injured homeless man". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  39. ^ "NBA power forward Jones arrested for stomping homeless man's legs". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 

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