Wil Jones

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Wil Jones
Personal information
Born (1947-02-27) February 27, 1947 (age 70)
McGehee, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Desha Central (Rohwer, Arkansas)
College Albany State (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 69th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1969–1978
Position Power forward
Number 14, 11, 22, 24
Career history
1969–1970 Miami Floridians
19701974 Memphis Pros / Tams
19741976 Kentucky Colonels
1976–1977 Indiana Pacers
1977–1978 Buffalo Braves
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 8,482 (11.7 ppg)
Rebounds 5,560 (7.7 rpg)
Assists 1,446 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wilbert "Wil" Jones (born February 27, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player.


A 6'8" forward born in McGehee, Arkansas and from Albany State University, Jones was drafted in the fifth round of the 1969 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and by the Miami Floridians in the 1969 ABA Draft.

Jones played seven seasons (1969–1976) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Miami Floridians, Memphis Pros, Memphis Tams and Kentucky Colonels.

After the ABA–NBA merger in 1976 Jones was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the ABA Dispersal Draft and played two seasons (1976–1978) in the National Basketball Association for the Indiana Pacers and Buffalo Braves.

Jones won the 1975 ABA Championship with the 1974–75 Kentucky Colonels and was named to the 1975 ABA All-Defense Team. In his ABA/NBA career, he tallied 8,482 total points, 5,560 total rebounds and 1,446 total assists.

His brothers Caldwell Jones, Charles Jones and Major Jones all played in the NBA.

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