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Jemerrio Jones (born April 9, 1995) is an American basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for New Mexico State.

Jemerrio Jones
No. 20 – Washington Wizards
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1995-04-09) April 9, 1995 (age 24)
Nashville, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolMelrose (Memphis, Tennessee)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019South Bay Lakers
2019Los Angeles Lakers
2019–presentWashington Wizards
Career highlights and awards


College careerEdit

Jones began focusing on rebounding at a young age growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. He tore his ACL as a junior in high school and this limited his college options. Jones ended up at Hill College and averaged 11.7 points per game over two seasons. He broke the NJCAA tournament rebounding record with 72 rebounds in five games. He committed to play at New Mexico State.[1]

He was named the 2017–18 WAC Player of the Year.

As a senior, Jones became the first player since 1997 to record 20+ rebounds in three straight games.[2] He averaged 11.0 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in his senior year. He was named WAC Tournament Most Valuable Player since he averaged 12.3 points and 18.3 rebounds per game over three tournament games. Jones set a WAC single-season record with 450 rebounds and was named WAC Player of the Year. He was also named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 6 first team and to the US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VIII Team.[3]

Professional careerEdit

South Bay Lakers (2018–2019)Edit

Jones was selected with the 18th pick in the 2018 NBA G League draft by the Santa Cruz Warriors. Shortly thereafter, he was traded alongside a 2019 first-round pick to the South Bay Lakers for the rights to Serbian player Alen Smailagić.[4] He was added to the training camp roster.[5]

Los Angeles Lakers (2019)Edit

On March 31, 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that they had signed Jones.[6] On April 7, Jones started for the Lakers, grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds in a 113–109 win over the Utah Jazz.[7]

Washington Wizards (2019–present)Edit

On July 5, 2019, Jones was traded to the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular seasonEdit

2018–19 L.A. Lakers 6 2 23.8 .364 .200 .500 8.2 2.2 1.2 .8 4.5
Career 6 2 23.8 .364 .200 .500 8.2 2.2 1.2 .8 4.5


  1. ^ Fuchs, Jeremy (March 2, 2018). "New Mexico State's 6'5" Senior Jemerrio Jones Is A Rebounding Machine". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Varlas, John (February 18, 2018). "Sunday Sports Brunch: Perseverance pays off for Jemerrio Jones". The Commercial-Appeal. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Aggie Jones named AP honorable mention All-American". Albuquerque Journal. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "G League Draft: Santa Cruz Warriors select Jordan Howard, make 2 draft-day trades". Santa Cruz Sentinel. October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "South Bay finalizes training camp roster and schedule". October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lakers Sign Jemerrio Jones". March 31, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Wizards acquire Wagner, Jones and Bonga from Lakers". July 5, 2019.

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