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Encyclopedia > Sam Jones (basketball)

Samuel "Sam" Jones (born June 24, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player. He graduated from North Carolina Central University after a spectacular career there. He scored 1,770 points playing for Hall of Fame coach John McLendon. He was a 4-year letter winner and was a 3-time All-Conference team. June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. ... Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ... John McLendon (born April 15, 1915 in Hiawatha, Kansas, died October 8, 1999) was a former basketball coach. ...


Celtic Pride

Jones spent all of his twelve seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics who drafted him in the first round in 1957. Jones was known as a clutch scorer, and scored over 15,000 points in his career. He participated in five NBA All-Star Games, and is usually mentioned as the 4th best guard of the 1960s, behind Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Hal Greer. Jones was named to the All-NBA Second Team 3 straight years (1965-67) and he played on ten championship teams (1959-66 and 1968-69) — a total exceeded only by teammate Bill Russell in NBA history. His height: 6-foot-4 (1.93 cm); Weight: 200 pounds (97 kg). “NBA” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired basketball player who played his entire professional career in the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... Harold Everett Greer (born June 26, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former pro basketball player. ... NBA players with the most NBA championship rings. ... William Felton Bill Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a retired American professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. A five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve-time All-Star, the 6 ft 9 in Russell was the...


Jones was originally claimed by the Minneapolis Lakers, but returned to college upon completion of military service, and therefore voided NBA rules. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Jones’ perfect form when shooting a jump shot, along with his great clutch shooting led opponents to nickname him "The Shooter". At 6-foot-4, Jones was the prototype of the tall guard who could run the floor, bang the boards and had a rangy offensive game that gave opponents fits. One of the "Jones Boys" in Boston, Sam teamed with K.C. Jones in the Celtics backcourt to create havoc in NBA arenas around the country. K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ...


He led Boston in scoring in the 1962-63 NBA season (19.7 points per game), 1964-65 NBA season (25.9) and 1965-66 NBA season (23.5). He produced four consecutive seasons averaging 20 points or better (1965-68). He owns Boston's fourth best single-game scoring output (51 points vs. Detroit Pistons on October 29, 1965. He scored 2,909 points in 154 playoff games (18.9 ppg), 15th best in history. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The 1962-63 NBA Season was the 17th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1964-65 NBA Season was the 19th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1965-66 NBA Season was the 20th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


After Basketball and Achievements

Since retiring from the NBA, Jones has worked as a substitute teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ...


He was named to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. In 1970 he was named to the NBA's 25th Anniversary team, and in 1996, he was named as 1 of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


He is the father of the actor Sam Jones III. Sam Jones III (born April 29, 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor and the son of basketball great Sam Jones. ...


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Sam Jones (basketball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (146 words)
Samuel "Sam" Jones (born June 24, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player.
Jones spent all of his twelve seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics.
Since retiring from the NBA, Jones has worked as a substitute teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Sam Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (179 words)
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