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Los Angeles Lakers | #30 | Center

Damian

Jones

PPG

2.7

RPG

2.5

APG

0.3

PIE

8.6

HEIGHT

6'11" (2.11m)

WEIGHT

245lb (111kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Vanderbilt

AGE

27 years

BIRTHDATE

June 30, 1995

DRAFT

2016 R1 Pick 30

EXPERIENCE

6 Years

6'11" | 245lb | 27 years

DRAFT

2016 R1 Pick 30

BIRTHDATE

June 30, 1995

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Vanderbilt

EXPERIENCE

6 Years

Player Bio

Damian William Jones was born in 1995 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has two brothers and is the son of David and Dana Jones. Jones stayed in his hometown for high school and attended Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge. Jones lead the Hornets to back-to-back Louisiana state championships during his senior and junior seasons. After his senior season, he was named the state's 5A Player of the Year and then interned at Exxon. During his collegiate days at Vanderbilt, Jones was an Engineering Science major with a concentration in corporate strategy and a minor in engineering management. In early 2019, Jones participated in the Alameda Contra Costa Links' Annual Respect Yourself Youth Symposium and he has volunteered for various charitable organizations in both California and Georgia. Fans can follow Jones on both Twitter and Instagram via @dameology. There is something to be said for consistency. For three seasons (2013-2016) with Vanderbilt, Damian Jones was a stalwart in the middle. He started 95 of 99 games and provided double-digit scoring for the Commodores with averages of 13.9 points and 6.9 rebounds as a junior. The 6-foot-10 center had five double-doubles as a freshman and provided 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Bigger things were expected from Jones as a sophomore, and he met the challenge with 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. He only had two double-doubles, but finished the season with multiple blocks in eight of his last 10 games. Vandy attended the NIT and Jones provided 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks before the team bowed out against Stanford. As a junior, the center helped the team into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four seasons. They closed the regular season by winning four of their last five games, including victories over Florida and Kentucky before being eliminated in the Big Dance's First Four by Wichita State. Jones led the SEC in field-goal percentage (59.0) and subsequently declared for the 2016 draft.