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Could J.J. Fill Need for Perimeter Punch?
Why is J.Jones Playing So Much?
What's behind James Jones' resurgence?
Where has J. Jones been hiding?
Patience, determination paying off for Jones
Analyzing the small forwards
Will Jones get chance to play?
Jones solid in summer league
Pacers offseason primer
A sweet shooter who is making the transition from low-post player in college to swingman in the NBA, Jones finds himself fighting an uphill battle for playing time because of the team's depth at his two primary positions, shooting guard and small forward. Still developing the ball skills and footwork necessary to succeed on the wing, Jones is an aggressive defender who has shown flashes of excellence in one-on-one situations. As good as his jump shot is, he'll need to develop a more complete game to become a regular.
Set career high with 22 points vs. Boston 11/23/04, then topped it with 27 in Seattle 11/28/04.
Had a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) in his first NBA start 11/20/04 vs. Orlando
Made his regular season debut at Milwaukee, 12/26/03
Playing in hometown of Miami (FL), scored the first points of his career on two free throws (2-2) against the Heat, 1/5/04
First field goal of his career was a 3-pt FG, as he hit 1-2 against the Hornets, 2/27/04
As a senior at Miami (Fla.), Jones started all 28 games averaging 16.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 blocks, leading the team in blocks and rebounds, and was second in scoring.
Also as a senior, scored 20 or more points nine times and recorded three double-doubles.
Started 89 straight games during his collegiate career.
A four-year letter winner at American Senior High School in Miami, Jones was the Class 6A Player of the Year in Florida in 1999.
What’s the most important thing a coach ever told you?
Just play my game. There are a lot of critics, but don’t adjust. If you play your game, you will know you did your best if or if it doesn’t work out.
If you weren’t a pro basketball player, what pro sport would you be playing (and what position?)
Football. I would be the quarterback.
What’s your favorite charity/community memory?
In Miami (in college), we went to an elementary school in Homestead and we were the first “celebrities” the kids had ever seen. They went bananas.
Who is the most famous person you ever met?
What reality show would you like to participate in and why?
Rebel Billionaire because everyone could use that kind of money.
Signed through the 2004-05 season.
Full name is James Andrew Jones.
Majored in finance at Miami, FL., graduating with a 3.45 GPA.
Member of National Honor Society.
Nephew of Major League shortstop Ricky Guttierez.
Nickname is 'J.R.'
His aunt, Lisa Jones also played basketball at Miami (1988-90).
Hobbies include fishing, bowling and skiing.
Parents are Earl and Jennifer J. Harris.