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Jemerrio Jones

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Named a member of the November 2020 USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team on Nov. 23, 2020.

Professional Notes:

  • Played in six NBA regular season games in 2018-19 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Started two games, averaged 23.9 minutes, 4.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocked shots a game. Shot 36.4% from the field and 50.0% from the foul line.

  • Played in 2019-20 for NBA G League Wisconsin Herd. Played in 42 games, started in 40 games, averaged 30.4 minutes, 10.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Shot 54.8% from the field, 21.8% from 3-point and 56.6% from the foul line.

  • Played in 2018-19 for NBA G League South Bay Lakers. Played in 47 games, started in six games, averaged 24.7 minutes, 9.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Shot 54.2% from the field, 34.1% from 3-point and 50.0% from the foul line.

  • Played for the Washington Wizards during the 2019-20 NBA preseason. Played in three games, averaged 10.4 minutes, 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Shot 50.0% from the field and 66.7% from 3-point.

  • Played for the Washington Wizards in the 2019 NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Played in three games, averaged 8.9 minutes, 2.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Shot 37.5% from the field.

College Notes:

  • Played two seasons (2014-15 to 2017-18) at Hill Junior College and two seasons (2016-7 to 2017-18) at New Mexico State University.

  • In two seasons at New Mexico State, played in 68 games, started in 33 games, compiled 705 points (10.4 ppg.), 737 rebounds (10.8 rpg.), 209 assists (3.1 apg.) and 73 steals (1.0 apg.). Shot 50.3% from the field and 57.3% from the foul line.

  • Led New Mexico State to a 56-12 overall record (.824 winning percentage), two NCAA Tournaments, 2018 WAC regular-season and 2018 and 2017 WAC tournament titles.

  • As a senior (2017-18), played in 34 games, started in 33 games, averaged 28.4 minutes, 11.0 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals a game. Shot 50.3% from the field and 52.1% from the foul line.

  • Named 2018 AP All-American honorable mention; WAC Player of the Year; All-WAC first team; WAC All-Defensive Team; WAC Tournament MVP; NABC first team (District 6); USBWA All-District VIII Team; Joe Kearney Award Recipient (Best Male Athlete) and  WAC Sportsmanship Award.

  • In 2018 broke the WAC tournament rebounding record with 55 boards in three games and was the only player this century to record  20 rebounds in three-consecutive games according to ESPN Stats & Info and Stats LLC (since 1997).

  • As a junior (2016-17), played in 34 games, averaged 24.5 minutes, 9.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals a game. Shot 50.2% from the field and 61.0% from the foul line. Named to 2017 WAC All-Newcomer Team.

  • As a sophomore (2015-16) at Hill Junior College, guided team to a 22-9 mark and  averaged 10 points and 10.3 rebounds a game in  13 games.

  • As a freshman in (2014-15), at Hill Junior College, guided team to a 32-4 record. Started in 35-of-36 games, averaged 13.4 points, 13.3 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 2.3 blocked shots and 1.9 steals a game

  • Recorded a season-high 29 points and 19 rebounds in the National Junior College Athletic Association semifinals. Helped lead Hill to a third-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament and earned all-tournament honors as well as the Charles Sesher Sportsmanship Award.

Personal Notes:

  • Son of Son of Christine Jones, has two older sisters.

  • Was a four-year letter-winner at Melrose High School (Memphis, Tenn.) and led teams to a 67-38 overall record.

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