Wil Jones

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Wil Jones
Personal information
Born (1947-02-27) February 27, 1947 (age 72)
McGehee, Arkansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolDesha Central (Rohwer, Arkansas)
CollegeAlbany State (1966–1969)
NBA draft1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 69th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1969–1978
PositionPower forward
Number14, 11, 22, 24
Career history
1969–1970Miami Floridians
19701974Memphis Pros / Tams
19741976Kentucky Colonels
1976–1977Indiana Pacers
1977–1978Buffalo Braves
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points8,482 (11.7 ppg)
Rebounds5,560 (7.7 rpg)
Assists1,446 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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

Career[edit]

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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