Terrence Jones

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Terrence Jones
Terrence Jones.jpg
No. 6 – Houston Rockets
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1992-01-09) January 9, 1992 (age 22)
Portland, Oregon
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High schoolJefferson (Portland, Oregon)
CollegeKentucky (2010–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career2012–present
Career history
2012–presentHouston Rockets
2012–2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
 
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This article is about the basketball player. For the football player, see Terrence Jones (Canadian football). For the football (soccer) manager, see Terrence Jones (football manager).
Terrence Jones
Terrence Jones.jpg
No. 6 – Houston Rockets
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1992-01-09) January 9, 1992 (age 22)
Portland, Oregon
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High schoolJefferson (Portland, Oregon)
CollegeKentucky (2010–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career2012–present
Career history
2012–presentHouston Rockets
2012–2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Terrence Alexander Jones (born January 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Kentucky.

High school career[edit]

Jones was ranked the #8 player in the class of 2010 by Scout.com,[1] the #9 player in the ESPNU 100,[2] and the #13 player by Rivals.com.[3] Jones led Jefferson High School to three straight Oregon class 5A state championships between his sophomore and senior years.[4] As a junior in 2008–09, he averaged 32 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals per game.[5]

On January 20, 2010, he was named in the Junior National Select Team to compete in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on April 10.[6] He was also selected to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game[7] and the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic.[8] As a senior in 2009–10, he averaged 30 points, 14 rebounds and six assists per game.[5]

College career[edit]

Jones committed to Washington on April 30, 2010, but did not sign a National Letter of Intent.[9] He ended up changing his mind and on May 19, 2010, he signed a financial aid agreement with Kentucky instead of a letter of intent.[10][11]

Jones had 25 points and 12 rebounds in his debut with Kentucky in a win vs. East Tennessee State. Jones and Doron Lamb became the first freshman duo in UK history to score 20 points in a debut.[12]

On January 11, 2011, Jones came off the bench for the first time in 2010–11 after not being able to participate in that day's practice due to illness. That night, he broke the UK freshman single-game scoring record, putting up 35 points on 11-of-17 shooting against Auburn University. This came just one month after teammate Doron Lamb set the record with 32 points.[5] The Wildcats advanced to the 2011 Final Four but ended up losing by one point to the University of Connecticut. Jones and Lamb decided to stay a second year at Kentucky instead of enter the NBA draft with freshmen Brandon Knight, Enes Kanter, junior DeAndre Liggins, and senior Josh Harrellson. As a freshman, he averaged 15.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 blocks per game.[13]

Entering his sophomore year, Jones was part of what was considered one of "the most highly anticipated" Kentucky basketball teams of all time based on pre-season hype, recruit expectations, and existing talent.[14] On October 26, 2011, Jones participated in Kentucky's annual Blue vs. White scrimmage, scoring a school-record 52 points.[15] In 2011–12, he averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 38 game (34 starts).[13]

In April 2012, Jones was one of six Wildcats to enter the NBA draft, along with Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, and Darius Miller.[16][17] All six players were drafted, setting a record for most players from one school drafted in the NBA draft.

College statistics[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2010–11Kentucky383531.5.442.329.6468.81.61.11.915.7
2011–12Kentucky383429.3.500.327.6277.21.31.31.812.3

NBA career[edit]

Jones was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[18]

On February 4, 2013, Jones was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[19] However, he was replaced by Chris Wright because he was later recalled by the Rockets and thus was not an "active" player on a D-League roster.[20]

On January 18, 2014, Jones scored a career high 36 points, along with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks, in a 114-104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He became the second youngest Rocket to score 30 points or more behind Hakeem Olajuwon.[21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames 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 season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012–13Houston19014.5.457.263.7653.40.80.61.05.5
2013–14Houston767127.3.542.307.6056.91.10.71.312.1
Career957124.8.532.300.6186.21.10.71.210.8

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2013Houston2017.5.400.000.0007.50.50.00.54.0
2014Houston6223.0.513.000.5006.21.30.80.57.7
Career8221.6.490.000.4006.51.10.60.56.8

Personal[edit]

Jones' cousins include former NBA players Damon and Salim Stoudamire.[22]

In July 2013, Jones was arrested for allegedly stomping on a homeless man who was sleeping outside a nightclub in Portland, Oregon. He was charged with harassment, a Class B misdemeanor, and released on his own recognizance.[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terrence Jones – Scout Hoops". Scout.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Terrence Jones – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "TERRENCE JONES". Yahoo.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jefferson three-peats with win over Mountain View". KGW.com. March 14, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Terrence Jones Bio". ukathletics.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ceglinsky, Sean (January 20, 2010). "It’s the USA Against Everyone Else". SlamOnline.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jefferson's Terrence Jones Named All-American". KPTV.com. February 12, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jordan Brand Classic". Nike.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  9. ^ Allen, Percy (April 30, 2010). "Terrence Ross signs with Huskies; Terrence Jones commits but doesn't sign". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ Daschel, Nick (May 19, 2010). "Terrence Jones signs agreement with Kentucky". OregonLive.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ Leung, Diamond (May 20, 2010). "Report: Terrence Jones signs with Kentucky". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kentucky wakes up in second half, finishes off ETSU". ESPN.com. November 12, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Terrence Jones Stats
  14. ^ "Terrence Jones Spurns the Cash, Stays at Kentucky". NationOfBlue.com. May 7, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ McCarthy, Matt (October 27, 2011). "Terrence Jones Shines In Blue White Scrimmage". KentuckySports.co. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ "UK's starting five opts for draft". ESPN.com. April 18, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ Report: Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague, Terrence Jones to declare for NBA draft
  18. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments
  19. ^ 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced
  20. ^ Two Replacements Named for the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game
  21. ^ Notebook: Rockets 114, Bucks 104
  22. ^ Lawlor, Christopher (October 2, 2009). "Basketball is in Jones' DNA". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  23. ^ Terrence Jones arrested in Portland
  24. ^ NBA power forward Jones arrested for stomping homeless man's legs

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