James Jones (basketball player) Biography
James Jones born James Andrew Jones in 1980, is an American former professional basketball player currently serving as an interim general manager for the Phoenix Suns alongside Trevor Bukstein. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 14 seasons.
Jones was a four-year letter winner at American High School in Hialeah, Florida. He averaged 25 points per game as a senior, earning Class 6A Player of the Year and First-team All-State honors. He averaged 25.2 points, 12 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2 steals, and 6 blocks per game his senior season, earning First-team All-State and First-team All-Dade honors. He was also named the Class 6A Player of the Year and the Miami Herald Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. Jones was the team MVP his junior and senior years and once blocked 16 shots in one game.
Jones played college basketball for the Miami Hurricanes of the University of Miami from 1999 to 2003. During his time at Miami, he majored in finance, was a member of the National Honor Society, and had a 3.41 grade point average. He was named Third-team All-Big East his junior year and Second-team Verizon Academic All-American his senior year.
Jones was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft. He went on to play for the Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. He won three NBA championships, two with the Heat and one with the Cavaliers. He and teammate LeBron James reached the NBA Finals for seven consecutive years from 2011 to 2017. He finished third in the NBA in three-point percentage during the 2007–08 season and won the Three-Point Contest in 2011. He was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
James Jones Age
He was born on 4 October 1980 in Miami, Florida, United States. He is 38 years old as of 2018.
James Jones Wife and Kids
The former Cavaliers player is married To Destiny Jones. The couple has a son by the name James Dylan Jones and two daughters named Jadynn Alyssa Jones and Jodie Marissa Jones.
James Jones Family
He was born in a family of five to Jennifer Harris and Earl Harris. He has four siblings: a brother Brandon Harris and sisters: Silver Harris, Jade Harris and Brittany McLaughlin.
Jones’s uncle, Ricky Gutiérrez, played in Major League Baseball. Jones’s aunt, Lisa Jones played basketball at the University of Miami from 1988 to 1990. His cousin Mionsha Gay also played at the University of Miami. His aunt, Hope Jones, and his cousin, Shelnita Jackson, played basketball at Barry University. Jones’s father Jay Lee played at Southern University while his uncle Mitchell Lee played at the University of Minnesota and his cousin Shawn Brailsford played at Marshall University.
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- #33 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball
- #22 Miami Heat
- #1 Cleveland Cavaliers
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Jones has three NBA championships wins (one with the Cavaliers and two with the Heat). Together with his teammate LeBron James, Jones has reached the NBA Finals for seven consecutive years from 2011 to 2017.
James Jones Net Worth
Jones has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
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