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Damian Jones
No. 15 – Golden State Warriors
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-06-30) June 30, 1995 (age 22)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Scotlandville Magnet
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College Vanderbilt (2013–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–present Golden State Warriors
2016–2018 Santa Cruz Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Damian William Jones (born June 30, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Jones was selected in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick. He is a two-time NBA champion, having won both with Golden State in 2017 and 2018.

High school career[edit]

Jones attended Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana[1] where he averaged 15.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, and 2.0 assists as a senior.[2] He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and committed to Vanderbilt University.[3][4]

College career[edit]

In three seasons at Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball, Jones averaged 13.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.69 blocks and 27.2 minutes in 99 games, garnering first-team All-SEC honors as both a sophomore and junior. Jones hit 56.6 percent from the field during his collegiate career, the third-best mark in Vanderbilt history, while finishing second on the school's all-time blocks list (167). As a junior in 2015–16, Jones averaged 13.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.64 blocks in 33 games, helping the Commodores to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2011–12.[5]

On April 14, 2016, Jones declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Golden State Warriors (2016–present)[edit]

While working out with the Orlando Magic in the lead up to the draft, Jones suffered a torn pectoral muscle in his right arm, which required surgery.[7] Despite this, Jones was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[8] On July 13, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Warriors.[5] On December 10, 2016, he made his NBA debut in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110–89 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis.[9] On February 1, 2017, he made his Oracle Arena debut and scored his first career NBA points in a 126–111 win over the Charlotte Hornets.[10] Jones made his playoff debut on April 19, 2017, contributing one point and two rebounds in six minutes off the bench in a 110–81 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of their first-round series.[11] The Warriors went on to win the 2017 NBA Championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the NBA Finals. During the 2017–18 season, Jones appeared in just 15 games for the Warriors. The Warriors returned to the NBA Finals in 2018, where they won their second straight championship, with Jones seeing limited playing time during their playoff run. During his first two seasons, he received multiple assignments to the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State's G League affiliate.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Jones won an NBA Championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Golden State 10 0 8.5 .500 - .300 2.3 .0 .1 .4 1.9
2017–18 Golden State 15 0 5.9 .500 - .600 0.9 .1 .1 .2 1.7
Career 25 0 7.0 .500 - .400 1.5 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Golden State 4 0 5.3 .429 - .500 1.5 .0 .5 .3 1.8
2018 Golden State 4 0 2.8 .500 - .667 0.8 .0 .0 .0 1.0
Career 8 0 4.0 .444 - .600 1.1 .0 .3 .1 1.4

Personal life[edit]

The son of David and Dana Jones, he has two brothers, Darian and Darryl. Jones majored in engineering science.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lopez, Andrew (April 29, 2013). "Scotlandville's Damian Jones and Brian Bridgewater look forward to facing off in SEC". NOLA.com. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Vanderbilt bio". VUCommodores.com. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Damian Jones – Rivals.com". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (September 2, 2012). "Four-star forward Damian Jones commits to Vanderbilt". NBCSports.com. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Warriors Sign Rookie Center Damian Jones to Contract". NBA.com. July 13, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ Sparks, Adam (April 14, 2016). "Vanderbilt's Damian Jones declares for NBA Draft". Tennesean.com. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ Herbert, James (June 18, 2016). "NBA Draft 2016: Vanderbilt's Damian Jones has surgery for pectoral injury". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Warriors Select Vanderbilt Center Damian Jones With 30th Overall Pick in 2016 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Grizzlies dominate Warriors for sixth straight victory". ESPN.com. December 10, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Stephen Curry's 3-point clinic leads Warriors past Hornets". ESPN.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Damian Jones 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved May 29, 2018. 

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