James Jones Named to UM Hall of Fame
MIAMI, FL – The University of Miami announced November 7 that HEAT forward James Jones has been named to the UM Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1966 by eight Dade County Circuit Court judges, who wanted to establish an organization that would recognize those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who excelled at their sport and brought acclaim to the University of Miami through achievements and championships.
Jones, a Miami native and 11-year NBA veteran, played for the Hurricanes from 1999-2003 and still currently ranks fourth in blocks (192), seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.383), eighth in free throw percentage (.831), 10th in steals (137), 11th in field goals made (124) and 14th in points (1,356) among the school’s all-time lists. He was a four-time All-Big East Academic team member and was selected a 2003 Verizon Academic All-American.
Jones, a two-time NBA Champion as a member of the HEAT, will join seven other inductees, including Andre Johnson (football, 2000-02), Clinton Portis (football, 1999-01), Lamar Thomas (football, 1988-92), Javy Rodriguez (baseball, 1999-02), Jeff Morrison (baseball, 1978-81), Wyllesheia Myrick (track, 1998-02) and Rio Ramirez (diving, 1997-99). The eight-member class will be inducted at the 46th annual UMSHoF Induction Banquet on April 10, 2014.
Additionally, Jones will serve as UM’s 2013 Alumni Weekend & Homecoming Grand Marshall this Friday, November 8.