Jumaine Lanard Jones (born February 10, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Fuerza Guinda de Nogales of the CIBACOPA. An NBA player from 1999 to 2007 drafted from the University of Georgia, he plays the small forward and power forward positions.
|Born||February 10, 1979|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Mitchell-Baker (Camilla, Georgia)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|2004–2005||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2008||Sagesse Club Beirut|
|2008–2009||PBC Ural Great Perm|
|2009||Mets de Guaynabo|
|2011–2012||Victoria Libertas Pesaro|
|2013||Mets de Guaynabo|
|2014–2015||Titánicos de León|
|2015–2016||Fuerza Guinda de Nogales|
|Career highlights and awards|
Known as the "Thrilla From Camilla", Jones is originally from Coco, FL, he moved to South Georgia as a freshman, where he played competitive high school basketball in the tiny town of Camilla, Georgia. There he honed his skills and as a senior became a 1997 2nd Team Parade All-American, averaging 32.8ppg 13.5rbs 3.7ast & 2.6blks per game. He spent two standout seasons at the University of Georgia. As a freshman Jones shared the Freshman of the Year award with University of Tennessee guard Tony Harris in 1997-98 season, leading the team in scoring and rebounding averaging 14.7ppg 8.5rbs & 1.0ast. Building on a good freshman campaign, Jones became the first UGA sophomore to lead the SEC in scoring since Vern Fleming in 1984, averaging 18.8ppg 9.5rbs & 1.2stls. Additionally, in 1998-99 season, he was the first sophomore in school history to score 1,000 points since Dominique Wilkins did so in 1981. That year, he was also selected to represent the U.S. at the 1998 Goodwill Games. On the 1998 Goodwill Games Team, Jones started all 5 games alongside future 1999 NBA overall 1st pick Elton Brand as wells as overall 6th pick Wally Szczerbiak and 8th Andre Miller.
Declaring himself eligible for the 1999 NBA draft, he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 27th overall pick, but he was immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he spent two years. On December 30, 1999, against the Portland Trail Blazers, Jones became a part of NBA history when he scored the final basket of the 1990s which makes him a part of the NBA Hall of Fame. As the 76ers became the 2001 Eastern Conference champions, Jones started throughout the postseason after current starter George Lynch went down with an injury, including the 2001 NBA Finals, in which the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the 76ers in five games. Jones best game of the 2001 NBA playoff run came in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semis against the Vince Carter-led Toronto Raptors. Jones played 31 minutes going 6-9 from the field and tallying 16 points, 4 rebounds, and an assist.
He then played two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, before being traded to the Boston Celtics. In Boston, he suffered an injury early into the season and limited his appearances. In 2004, he was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers, but only when the deal was renegotiated after Gary Payton initially refused to report to the Celtics. On October 26, 2005, Jones was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for a future second-round draft pick. On August 31, 2006, he signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns. Jones was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Nets on October 1, 2007, but he was waived later that month.
He signed a one-year contract with Basket Napoli on October 24, 2007. With Napoli, Jones averaged 17.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. On July 21, 2008, Jones signed a contract with PBC Ural Great Perm of the Russian Basketball Super League. With Ural, Jones averaged 7.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.
In July 2009, he signed a contract with Juvecaserta Basket. In July 2011, he signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro. In 2012, he joined Bnei Herzliya of Israel. In 2013, he signed with the Mets de Guaynabo in Puerto Rico.
|2007–08||Eldo Basket Napoli||Lega A||26||35.9||.486||.435||.744||8.5||1.1||2.0||.7||17.9|
|2008–09||Sagesse Beirut||FLB League||no stats available|
|PBC Ural Great Perm||SuperLeague A||15||27.9||.456||.316||.667||5.3||1.5||1.2||.1||7.6|
|2009||Mets de Guaynabo||BSN||8||32.1||.492||.265||.808||9.3||3.0||1.1||.1||14.0|
|2009–10||Pepsi Caserta||Lega A||38||33.1||.488||.417||.736||8.4||1.2||2.1||.7||13.4|
|2012–13||Bnei Herzliya||Ligat HaAl||27||34.6||.444||.312||.787||10.0||3.3||1.9||.4||12.9|
|2013||Mets de Guaynabo||BSN||7||13.4||.636||.286||1.000||4.4||.6||.1||.3||3.4|
|2013–14||BC Levski Sofia||Bulgaria NBL||35||28.7||.660||.391||.771||9.6||2.1||.7||.4||12.9|
|2014–15||Titánicos de León||Mexico LNPB||22||33.4||.604||.224||.783||12.8||3.1||.5||.3||12.9|
- Toronto finds out how Sixers' Jones got his nickname.
- Celtics Acquire Jumaine Jones From Cavaliers.
- Bobcats Acquire Jumaine Jones. Archived January 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- Suns Sign Versatile Jumaine Jones.
- basketnapoli.com - ELDO SS Basket Napoli - sito ufficiale.
- Jumaine Jones signed with Ural Great
- Basket: Jumaine Jones a Caserta
- Jumaine Jones confirms his signing with Pesaro
- Players pages Archived February 17, 2013, at Archive.today
- Mets sign Jumaine Jones
- Former Catamount Joey Accaoui Signs with Club Sagesse
- "Jumaine Jones moves to Levski Sofia". Sportando.net. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
- Jumaine Jones puts his retirement off, signs in Mexico