Jimmy Jones (basketball)

Jimmy Jones (basketball)

James "Jimmy" Jones (born January 4, 1945 in Tallulah, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was a six-time All-Star in the American Basketball Association (ABA).

A 6'4" guard/forward, Jones attended Grambling State University before being drafted by the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Baltimore Bullets in 1967. Worried that he would not receive much playing-time behind Earl Monroe, he began his professional career in the rival ABA, playing seven seasons for the New Orleans Buccaneers, Memphis Pros, and Utah Stars. Though largely forgotten today, Jones was one of the ABA's best players, averaging 19.2 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.9 rebounds during his seven years in that league. Jones finally joined the Bullets franchise in 1974, appearing in three seasons before retiring in 1977.

External links

* [http://basketball-reference.com/players/j/jonesji01.html Career Stats] @ basketball-reference.com
* [http://www.remembertheaba.com/TributeMaterial/JimmyJones.html Jimmy Jones] @ Remember the ABA

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