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Sam Jones 1966 NBA Playoffs and Season Clips
Sam Jones 1966 NBA Playoffs and Season Clips
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Wilt Chamberlain Archive
Sam Jones (1963 NBA Finals G6 Full Highlights)
Sam Jones (1963 NBA Finals G6 Full Highlights)
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: Wilt Chamberlain Archive
Sam Jones Second Half Highlights vs. Royals (Game 4, 1966)
Sam Jones Second Half Highlights vs. Royals (Game 4, 1966)
Published: 2015/09/24
Channel: LamarMatic
Interview with NBA Legend Sam Jones
Interview with NBA Legend Sam Jones
Published: 2014/07/25
Channel: City of Jacksonville, Florida
Top 5 NBA Players With The Most Championship Rings
Top 5 NBA Players With The Most Championship Rings
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: ModernWhiz.com
Sam Jones
Sam Jones
Published: 2013/11/24
Channel: David Spada
Sam Jones talks about Wilt Chamberlain
Sam Jones talks about Wilt Chamberlain's reaction to being hit with an elbow
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Wilt Chamberlain Archive
Bill Russell talks about Sam Jones
Bill Russell talks about Sam Jones
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: jaranarm
Sam Jones Commercial
Sam Jones Commercial
Published: 2011/08/07
Channel: LamarMatic
John Krasinski vs. George Clooney
John Krasinski vs. George Clooney
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: theoffcamerashow
Top 10 Best Boston Celtics Players of All Time
Top 10 Best Boston Celtics Players of All Time
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: Basketball top 10s
sam jones celtics
sam jones celtics
Published: 2013/07/24
Channel: bekoBests5
Sam Jones gives back at Celebrity Basketball game at Gardena High School
Sam Jones gives back at Celebrity Basketball game at Gardena High School
Published: 2014/03/23
Channel: Alexa Amour
KING SAM JONES III | CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME | HOLLYWOOD HOOPS |
KING SAM JONES III | CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME | HOLLYWOOD HOOPS |
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: Foxy TV Media
Sam Jones at Bill Russell
Sam Jones at Bill Russell's Fantasy Camp
Published: 2010/03/30
Channel: Rich Altman
Happy Birthday Sam Jones
Happy Birthday Sam Jones
Published: 2013/06/24
Channel: bostonceltics
Nba 2k14| MyTeam Sam Jones A Beast! 3 Point Cheese All The Way! Road To PlayOffs|Xbox One| Funny
Nba 2k14| MyTeam Sam Jones A Beast! 3 Point Cheese All The Way! Road To PlayOffs|Xbox One| Funny
Published: 2014/04/12
Channel: CashNasty
sam jones picket fence
sam jones picket fence
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: AJ Foss
sam jones highlights
sam jones highlights
Published: 2013/07/25
Channel: ironCasts
Basketball Is My Life:PHX "Sam Jones"
Basketball Is My Life:PHX "Sam Jones"
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Rocwithmenow
Sam Jones.wmv
Sam Jones.wmv
Published: 2011/03/11
Channel: David Spada
K. C. Jones
K. C. Jones' Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech
Published: 2012/06/11
Channel: OfficialHoophall
Sam Jones HBCUTOC Press Con Interview 3-5-2013
Sam Jones HBCUTOC Press Con Interview 3-5-2013
Published: 2013/03/20
Channel: HBCUTipOff
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Official NBA 50 Autographed Basketball
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Official NBA 50 Autographed Basketball
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: Rich Altman
sam jones celtics
sam jones celtics
Published: 2013/07/26
Channel: fwstream54
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball with Inscriptions
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball with Inscriptions
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: Rich Altman
Wilt Chamberlain blocks John Havlicek and Sam Jones
Wilt Chamberlain blocks John Havlicek and Sam Jones
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: jaranarm
Sam Jones
Sam Jones
Published: 2013/07/24
Channel: whiteGlassTube
46 - Sam Jones picket fence play
46 - Sam Jones picket fence play
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: paderox
Sam Jones Honored at Golf Classic
Sam Jones Honored at Golf Classic
Published: 2011/07/25
Channel: NBA
I Quit: Sam Jones
I Quit: Sam Jones
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Rocwithmenow
Sam Jones Basketball with Inscriptions signed in Black Paint Pen
Sam Jones Basketball with Inscriptions signed in Black Paint Pen
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: Rich Altman
Sam Jones shoots over Wilt Chamberlain
Sam Jones shoots over Wilt Chamberlain
Published: 2013/10/22
Channel: jaranarm
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball signed in Black Paint Pen with inscriptions
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball signed in Black Paint Pen with inscriptions
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: Rich Altman
Top 10 NBA Most Underrated Players Of All Time
Top 10 NBA Most Underrated Players Of All Time
Published: 2015/08/16
Channel: WorldNewENT
NBA at 50: Sam Jones (biography)
NBA at 50: Sam Jones (biography)
Published: 2008/05/09
Channel: Scott J
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball Signed in Silver Paint Pen
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball Signed in Silver Paint Pen
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: Rich Altman
Basketball Jones
Basketball Jones
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: Cheech & Chong - Topic
#24 Sam Jones Highlight Video
#24 Sam Jones Highlight Video
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: TeamAwesomeDodgeball
Sam Jones Gilbert Christian Basketball VS Williams Field
Sam Jones Gilbert Christian Basketball VS Williams Field
Published: 2013/08/24
Channel: Sam Jones
Catching up with Lindens Tavon Jones and Parklands new basketball King Sam Iorio at LV Hoopgroup Sh
Catching up with Lindens Tavon Jones and Parklands new basketball King Sam Iorio at LV Hoopgroup Sh
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Voice of Reason
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball with inscriptions signed in Black Sharpie
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics - Autographed Basketball with inscriptions signed in Black Sharpie
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: Rich Altman
Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones Plays Adrenalyn @ HOF
Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones Plays Adrenalyn @ HOF
Published: 2010/03/15
Channel: AdrenalynXLUsaTour
Sam Jones Retirement
Sam Jones Retirement
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: Chanel Productions
Sam Jones banks two shots over Oscar Robertson
Sam Jones banks two shots over Oscar Robertson
Published: 2014/03/16
Channel: jaranarm
K.C. Jones 1966 NBA Playoffs and Season Clips
K.C. Jones 1966 NBA Playoffs and Season Clips
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Wilt Chamberlain Archive
Sam Jones New Coach SPM Shoeters
Sam Jones New Coach SPM Shoeters
Published: 2013/06/03
Channel: New Heroes
Nick Farrell sits down with Sam Jones
Nick Farrell sits down with Sam Jones
Published: 2015/01/26
Channel: Nick Farrell
Halftime interview with Waynesburg
Halftime interview with Waynesburg's Sam Jones
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: PACSN1
CLUTCH: JOHN HAVLICEK
CLUTCH: JOHN HAVLICEK
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: ginoongkamote
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Sam Jones
Sam Jones, Boston Celtics, 1969.jpg
Jones playing for the Celtics in 1969
Personal information
Born (1933-06-24) June 24, 1933 (age 84)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school Laurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
College North Carolina Central (1951–1954, 1956–1957)
NBA draft 1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1957–1969
Position Shooting guard
Number 24
Career history
19571969 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 15,411 (17.7 ppg)
Rebounds 4,305 (4.9 rpg)
Assists 2,209 (2.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Samuel Jones (born June 24, 1933) is an American retired professional basketball player at shooting guard. He was known for his quickness and game-winning shots, especially during the NBA Playoffs. He has the second most NBA championships of any player (10), behind his teammate Bill Russell (11). He was also only one of 3 Boston Celtics (along with teammates Bill Russell and K.C. Jones) to be part of the Celtics's 8 consecutive championships from 1959 to 1966. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

College career[edit]

Jones attended and graduated from North Carolina Central University (then North Carolina College),[1] where he was a four-year letterwinner for Hall of Fame coach John McLendon and coach Floyd Brown. Jones scored 1,745 points, which is still second in school history. He was a three-time All-CIAA league selection. His jersey, no. 41, is retired and hangs in the Eagles' arena.

NBA career[edit]

Jones was 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) and weighed 200 lb (90 kg). Boston Celtics Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach took a trip south to scout North Carolina players who had just won the national championship. Former Wake Forest coach Bones McKinney told Auerbach he could visit Chapel Hill, but the best player in the state was a few miles away. Eventually, in the 1957 NBA draft, the Philadelphia Warriors selected North Carolina's Lennie Rosenbluth with the sixth pick. Boston selected Jones two picks later, even though Auerbach had never seen Jones play.

Jones played all of his 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association NBA with the Celtics. He was known as a clutch scorer, with more than 15,000 points in his career. He participated in five All-Star Games, and is usually recognized as one of the best shooting guards of his generation.

Jones was named to the All-NBA Second Team three straight years (1965–67) and he played on 10 championship teams (1959–66 and 1968–69) — a total exceeded only by teammate Bill Russell in NBA history.

Jones was originally claimed by the Minneapolis Lakers, but he returned to college to earn his degree upon completion of military service, and therefore voided NBA rules.

Jones’ perfect form when shooting a jump shot, along with his great clutch shooting, led opponents to nickname him "The Shooter." He was particularly adept shooting the bank shot, in which the shooter bounces the ball off the backboard en route to the basket. Many coaches, including UCLA's great John Wooden, believe that when a shooter is at a 20- to 50-degree angle to the backboard and inside 15 feet, a bank shot is always the preferred shot. 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.

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).[2] He scored 2,909 points in 154 playoff games (18.9 ppg), 26th best in history.

Honors[edit]

In 1962, Jones was inducted into the NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame.[3] 1969, Jones was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame – the first African-American thus honored. Jones was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. In 1970 he was named to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team, and in 1996, he was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Personal life[edit]

After retiring from basketball, Jones coached at Federal City College from 1969–73 and at North Carolina Central University, his alma mater, in 1973–74. He was an assistant coach for the New Orleans Jazz in 1974–75.[4]

Jones is retired and resides in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2013, he gave an inspirational talk to players for North Carolina Central after the Eagles played a game in Florida.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JONES, SAMUEL "SAM" • 123
  2. ^ "Celtics History: Individual Scoring Highs". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ NBA Register: 1986-87 Edition. The Sporting News Publishing Company. 1986. p. 324. ISBN 9780892042272. 
  4. ^ JONES, SAMUEL "SAM" • 183

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