Askia Jones

Askia Rahman Jones (born (1971-12-03)December 3, 1971) is an American-Venezuelan professional basketball player. A 6'5" (1.96 m) shooting guard, Jones was not drafted by a National Basketball Association team, but did manage to play in 11 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 4.1 points a game.

Askia Jones
Personal information
Born (1971-12-03) December 3, 1971 (age 49)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican / Venezuelan
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolMarshall (San Antonio, Texas)
CollegeKansas State (1990–1994)
NBA draft1994 / Undrafted
Playing career1994–2010
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1994Minnesota Timberwolves
1994–1995Rockford Lightning
1995Illiabum Clube
1995Aspac Jakarta
1995–1997Rio Claro Basquete
1996–2001Guaiqueríes de Margarita
1997Polluelos de Aibonito
1997–1998Apollon Limassol
1999–2000Joventut Badalona
2001Los Barrios
2001–2002Shell Turbo Chargers
2002–2004Trotamundos de Carabobo
2005–2009Gaiteros del Zulia
2010Guaros de Lara
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Basketball careerEdit

A Kansas State University graduate born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jones left college as the third-leading scorer in its history. He finished his four-year college career averaging 14.8 points a game. His scoring prowess was demonstrated on March 24, 1994, when he scored 62 points in only 28 minutes against Fresno State in the 1994 NIT quarterfinals, the second-highest postseason scoring total in college basketball history.[1] The 14 three-point field goals scored by Jones in that game are a postseason record.[2] He is also the last Division I men's player to date to have a 60-point regulation game; the only other players since then to score 60 points, Eddie House in 2000 and Ben Woodside in 2008, respectively required two and three overtimes.

The son of former National Basketball Association player Wali Jones,[2] Jones, after brief spell with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1994–95, took his game to Venezuela, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Portugal, Cyprus and Spain, in a professional career spanning almost two decades.

He eventually received Venezuelan citizenship and played with Venezuela national basketball team in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, winning the bronze medal.

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