Trey McKinney-Jones

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Trey McKinney-Jones
Trey McKinney-Jones.jpg
No. 4 – Gunma Crane Thunders
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1990-08-27) August 27, 1990 (age 30)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Milwaukee
(South Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2014BCM Gravelines
2015Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2015Maccabi Kiryat Gat
2016Egis Körmend
2016–2018Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2018Indiana Pacers
2018Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2018–2019Chiba Jets Funabashi
2019–2020Telekom Baskets Bonn
2020–presentGunma Crane Thunders
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Trey McKinney-Jones (born August 27, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Gunma Crane Thunders of the B.League. He played college basketball for the UMKC Kangaroos (now known as the Kansas City Roos) and the Miami Hurricanes.[1]

College career[edit]

McKinney-Jones played two seasons at UMKC, averaging 10.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 28.5 minutes per game as a sophomore. In his sophomore year, his high flying dunk against Centenary was selected as the ESPN SportsCenter number one play of the day. He transferred to Miami and sat out the 2010–11 season as a redshirt. As a junior at Miami, he averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.7 steals in 24.1 minutes per game. In his senior year, McKinney-Jones posted averages of 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 30.3 minutes per game. In the ACC tournament versus North Carolina, he broke the school record for most three-pointers in a tournament game with six.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2013–2014)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, McKinney-Jones signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for training camp on September 30, 2013.[3] He was later waived by the Bucks on October 26 after appearing in two preseason games.[4] The following month, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. As a rookie playing for the Mad Ants in 2013–14, McKinney-Jones averaged 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 53 games,[5] while helping the team win their maiden championship.[6]

Gravelines (2014)[edit]

In July 2014, McKinney-Jones joined the Miami Heat for the Orlando Summer League and the San Antonio Spurs for the Las Vegas Summer League.[7] On August 16, 2014, he signed with BCM Gravelines of France for the 2014–15 season.[8] However, in late December, he parted ways with the Gravelines after appearing in 14 games.[9]

Second Stint with Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2015)[edit]

On February 20, 2015, he was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[10] He played out the season with the Mad Ants, and in 22 games, he averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.[5]

Maccabi Kiryat Gat (2015)[edit]

In July 2015, McKinney-Jones joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2015 NBA Summer League. The following month, he signed with Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[11]

Körmend (2016)[edit]

In January 2016, McKinney-Jones joined Hungarian club Egis Körmend. He was a guard on the 2015-2016 team which made it to the semifinals, falling 87-76 to Team 23. McKinney-Jones won the 2016 Hungarian Cup during his tenure with Körmend.

Third Stint with Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2016–2018)[edit]

On October 31, 2016, McKinney-Jones was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[12]

On September 7, 2017, McKinney-Jones signed with the Indiana Pacers of the NBA, on a training camp deal.[13] He was waived on October 14 as one of the team's final preseason roster cuts.[14]

Indiana Pacers (2018)[edit]

On February 21, 2018, the Indiana Pacers signed McKinney-Jones to a 10-day contract.[15] Two days later, he made his NBA debut for the Pacers in a 116-93 blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks.[16]

Fourth Stint with Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2018)[edit]

On March 3, 2018, McKinney-Jones was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, after his 10-day contract with the Indiana Pacers expired.[17]

Chiba Jets Funabashi (2018–2019)[edit]

On September 5, 2018, McKinney-Jones was reported to have signed with Chiba Jets Funabashi of the B.League.[18]

Telekom Baskets Bonn (2019–2020)[edit]

On August 15, 2019, he has signed with Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).[19]

Gunma Crane Thunders (2020–present)[edit]

On July 18, 2020, he has signed with Gunma Crane Thunders of the B.League.[20]

International career[edit]

United States Senior Men’s Basketball Team 2018[edit]

On June 25 McKinney-Jones was one of 12 players selected to compete in the last round of World Cup Qualifying.[21]

Personal life[edit]

The son of Dwight Jones and Luann McKinney, Trey McKinney-Jones has three siblings: Laine, Mariel and Dwight. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2012 with a degree in marketing. His uncle, Mark Jones, played basketball professionally with the Orlando Magic. His aunt, Esther Jones, is a track star who won an Olympic gold medal in Barcelona 1992 as a member of the 4 x 100 metres relay.[2]


Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Egis Körmend


  1. ^ "Trey McKinney Jones Player Profile, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, News, Rumors, NCAA Stats, D-League Stats, International Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". Retrieved 2015-09-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Trey McKinney-Jones Profile". Miami Hurricanes. Retrieved September 28, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Bucks add Junior Cadougan, Olek Czyz, Stephen Graham, Trey McKinney Jones to training camp
  4. ^ Milwaukee Bucks waive Trey McKinney Jones, Olek Czyz and Stephen Graham
  5. ^ a b Trey McKinney Jones D-League Stats
  6. ^ Fort Wayne Mad Ants win NBA D-League title
  7. ^ McKinney-Jones coming back to Ants
  8. ^ Trey McKinney-Jones signs with Gravelines-Dunkerque
  9. ^ Trey McKinney-Jones is leaving Gravelines-Dunkerque
  10. ^ Mad Ants Reacquire McKinney-Jones
  11. ^ Maccabi Kiryat Gat nearing to an agreement with Trey McKinney-Jones
  12. ^ Needham, Vinessa (October 31, 2016). "Mad Ants Finalize Training Camp Roster Following 2016 Draft". Retrieved November 12, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Pacers Sign DeQuan Jones and Trey McKinney-Jones". September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Pacers Waive Three Players". October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Pacers Sign Trey McKinney Jones". February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Pacers rout Hawks 116-93, win fourth straight game". February 24, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "McKinney Jones returns in Mad Ants' loss". The Journal Gazette. March 4, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Tre McKinney-Jones is a newcomer at Chiba Jets". September 5, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Trey McKinney-Jones ist das letzte Puzzleteil". (in German). August 15, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "Trey McKinney-Jones joins Gunma Crane Thunders". Sportando. July 18, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
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