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Charles Jones

Born: Jan 12, 1962

Birthplace: Scooba

Nationality: United States

Charles Jones

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1962
Birth Place : Scooba

Charles Alexander Jones is a retired American basketball player who played for four seasons in the National Basketball Association. Primarily a forward, he played for the Phoenix Suns, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Washington Bullets during his NBA career. Jones was born and raised in Scooba, Mississippi, where he attended East Kemper High School. An outstanding leaper, Jones still holds the rebound record for the Mississippi High School All-Star Game. He grabbed 29 rebounds in the 1980 Mississippi All-Star contest. Jones went on to the University of Louisville from 1980 to 1984, appearing in two Final Fours with the school during his career. He was named the most valuable player in the 1982 Mid-East Regional of the NCAA Tournament held in Birmingham, Alabama. He averaged over eleven points and nearly ten rebounds in his senior year. In the 1984 NBA Draft, Jones was selected in the second round by the Phoenix Suns. As a rookie, he appeared in 78 games, starting 14 of them, while averaging nearly eight-and-a-half points and over five rebounds per game.

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