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Dominique Jones
No. 55 – Jilin Northeast Tigers
PositionGuard
LeagueCBA
Personal information
Born (1988-10-15) October 15, 1988 (age 30)
Lake Wales, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolLake Wales (Lake Wales, Florida)
CollegeSouth Florida (2007–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2010–present
Career history
20102013Dallas Mavericks
2010, 2012Texas Legends
2013Springfield Armor
2013–2014Liaoning Flying Leopards
2014–2015Jilin Northeast Tigers
2015Atenienses de Manatí
2015Shanxi Zhongyu
2016–2017Qingdao DoubleStar
2017Azad University Tehran
2017Nanjing Monkey King
2018Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2018Jilin Northeast Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Dominique O'Neal Jones (born October 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Jilin Northeast Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). A noted scorer in college, Jones had the second-highest scoring average in the Big East conference during the 2009–10 season.[1]

College career[edit]

Freshman[edit]

Jones entered USF and started every game during his first season. He scored 17.1 points per game with 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

Sophomore[edit]

In Jones's second season, the sophomore improved his scoring (18.1), rebounds (5.6) and assists (3.9) averages.

Junior[edit]

Prior to the 2009–2010 season, Jones was named to the preseason All Big East team. Over the season, he averaged 21.4 points while also grabbing 6.1 rebounds and giving 3.6 assists. He scored a season high 46 points in a 109–105 win over the Providence Friars.[2] USF went 20–13 and Jones was named to the 1st team All-Big East team. He led the team with the most points in a game.

Professional career[edit]

Jones (left) guarding Kyrie Irving in 2012

He was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. The Grizzlies traded his rights to the Dallas Mavericks for cash considerations, reported to be around $3 million.

On November 30, 2010, the Mavericks assigned Jones to the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League,[3] only to be called up early January 2011 after an injury to Caron Butler. He scored nine points in his return, in a 104–95 Dallas win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[4] A foot injury sidelined him for much of the season after averaging 2.3 points in 18 games. At the end of the season, the Mavericks would win the 2011 NBA Finals.[5]

On January 15, 2012, Dallas assigned Jones to the D-League again. He would be recalled a week later.[6] On February 19, 2012, Jones made his first career three-point field goal against the New York Knicks. On March 10, 2012, Jones recorded his first career start in an 87–111 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[7]

In October 2012, the Mavericks opted not to pick up the team option for the next season in Jones's rookie contract. Jones was waived on March 9, 2013.[8] On March 19, he was acquired by the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.[9]

He joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2013 NBA Summer League. In September 2013, he joined the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association for the 2013–14 season.[10]

On October 11, 2014, he signed with the Jilin Northeast Tigers for the 2014–15 CBA season.[11] Following the CBA season, he signed with Atenienses de Manatí on March 18 for the rest of the 2015 BSN season.[12]

On July 8, 2015, Jones returned to China and signed with Shanxi Zhongyu.[13] In December 2015, he parted ways with Shanxi.[14]

On August 23, 2016, Jones signed with Qingdao DoubleStar for the 2016–17 CBA season.[15]

On August 11, 2017, Jones signed with Nanjing Monkey King of the Chinese Basketball Association.[16] On December 12, 2017, he was waived by the Nanjing Monkey King.[17]

On January 11, 2018, Jones signed with Petrochimi Bandar Imam of the Iranian Super League.[18]

On August 7, 2018, Jones signed with the Jilin Northeast Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[19]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

In 2017, Jones competed in The Basketball Tournament with the Tampa Bulls, a team made up of USF alumni. Jones' team made it to the Sweet 16 where they were eliminated by eventual champions Overseas Elite. Jones led the team with 28.3 PPG during the tournament.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

NBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Dallas 18 0 7.5 .311 .000 .824 1.4 1.1 .3 .2 2.3
2011–12 Dallas 33 1 8.1 .397 .125 .784 1.3 1.3 .3 .2 2.7
2012–13 Dallas 29 3 11.7 .367 .111 .660 1.6 2.9 .5 .1 4.0
Career 80 4 9.3 .366 .095 .729 1.4 1.8 .4 .1 3.1

CBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Liaoning Flying Leopards 38 33 35.3 .473 .278 .759 5.5 6.0 2.4 .3 24.6
2014–15 Jilin Northeast Tigers 41 37 40.8 .480 .329 .752 7.8 8.4 2.7 .5 36.8
2015–16 Shanxi Brave Dragons 18 16 41.8 .454 .275 .777 8.6 7.4 3.0 .3 32.8

Personal[edit]

Jones' forearms are tattooed with the words "Hustler" and "Survivor".[21] After the Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Finals, Jones then proceeded to get a tattoo on his neck of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, commemorating his team's victory.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BIG EAST Conference – Overall Statistics". Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  2. ^ Dominique Jones ESPN.com
  3. ^ Mavs Send Beaubois, Jones
  4. ^ Mavericks vs. Cavaliers 01/03 boxscore
  5. ^ Sefco, Eddie. Mavericks' rookie Dominique Jones to miss significant time with foot injury
  6. ^ Mavs recall Dominique Jones from D-League
  7. ^ Mavericks–Warriors Boxscore
  8. ^ Practice report: Marion's status vs. T-Wolves undetermined, Mavs cut ties with DoJo
  9. ^ Springfield Acquires Former NBA Champion Dominique Jones
  10. ^ Dominique Jones, Jonny Flynn To Play In China
  11. ^ Jilin Northeast Tigers signing Dominique Jones
  12. ^ Dominique Jones replaces Cummings in Atenienses de Manatì
  13. ^ Shanxi Zhongyu sign Dominique Jones
  14. ^ Akognon, Dalembert, Franklin and Jordan signed in CBA in December
  15. ^ "Qingdao Eagles land Dominique Jones". Asia-Basket.com. August 23, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  16. ^ J.J. Hickson and Dominique Jones sign with Jiangsu Tongxi
  17. ^ 同曦官方宣布更换外援 前CBA助攻王加盟 (in Chinese)
  18. ^ Dominique Jones signs with Petrochimi
  19. ^ "Jones comes back to Jilin Tigers". Asia-Basket. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  20. ^ https://www.thetournament.com/players/dominique-jones
  21. ^ Photos: What Mavs fans can expect from new-look roster
  22. ^ Dominique Jones tattoos NBA trophy on his neck

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