Sam Jones
Called "Mr. Clutch" by many of his peers, Sam Jones was one of the linchpins of the fabulous Boston juggernaut of the 1950s and 1960s. His uncannily accurate bank shots, lightning quickness, and cool demeanor helped the Celtics win 10 NBA Championships in the 12 years he played with the team. During his career Jones racked up 15,411 points at a 17.7 points per game clip, and shot .803 from the free-throw line. Selected to the All-NBA Second Team three times and an All-Star five times, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
G
FG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Pts
PPG
871
.456
.803
4,305
4.9
2,209
2.5
15,411
17.7
Full Name: Samuel Jones
Born: 6/24/33 in Wilmington, N.C.
High School: Laurinburg Institute (N.C.)
College: North Carolina Central
Drafted: Boston Celtics, 1957 (eighth overall)
Height: 6-4; Weight: 205 lbs.
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1984); 10-time NBA champion (1959-66, 1968-69); All-NBA Second Team (1965, '66, '67); Five-time All-Star; One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).