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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Jones (basketball)

James "Jimmy" Jones (born January 4, 1945 in Tallulah, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was a six-time All-Star in the now-defunct American Basketball Association. January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Tallulah is a city located in Madison Parish, Louisiana. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ...


A 6'4" guard/forward, Jones attended Grambling State University before being drafted by the NBA's Baltimore Bullets in 1967. Worried that he would not receive much playing-time behind future Hall-of-Famer Earl Monroe, he began his professional career in the rival ABA, playing seven seasons for the New Orleans Buccaneers, Memphis Pros, and Utah Stars. Though largely forgotten today, Jones was one of the ABA's best players, averaging 19.2 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.9 rebounds during his seven years in that league. Jones finally joined the Bullets franchise in 1974, appearing in three seasons before retiring in 1977. Grambling State University is a historically black university located in Grambling, Louisiana. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earl Vernon Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was an American professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... The New Orleans Buccaneers were a charter franchise in the American Basketball Association, originally based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Memphis Pros was the name of a franchise in the American Basketball Association. ... The Anaheim Amigos was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Anaheim, California. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


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