Anthony Jones

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Anthony Jones
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Anthony Jones
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 195
Nationality: American
Born: 9/13/62
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Draft: First Round, 21st Overall
Drafted By: Washington Bullets
College: UNLV/Georgetown
NBA Career: 1986-1990
Mavs Tenure: 1989 - 1990

Anthony Jones (born September 13, 1962 in Washington DC.) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent on January 22, 1989.

Jones began his college career at Georgetown where he appeared in 37 games for the Hoyas averaging 6.7 points per game. The following season he started at off guard and averaged 7.5 ppg along with 7.6 assists per game before dislocating his elbow and ending his season.

Sitting out the next season due to his transfer to UNLV, Jones returned in 1984-1985 increasing his scoring average to 13.4 points. As a senior his scoring average increased for the third consecutive season, to 18.0 ppg, on his way to Co-Player of the Year honors in the PCAA.

The Washington Bullets selected Jones in the first round of the 1986 NBA draft. He appeared in 16 games, averaging 2.3 ppg, before being waived in December. The wait for another opportunity was short as just three days later the San Antonio Spurs signed the 6'6 guard to a ten-day contract. After a second ten-day contract, the Spurs signed Jones for the remainder of the year on January 17, 1987 and his numbers included 5.8 ppg over 49 games.

He was waived by the Spurs just prior to the 1987-88 season and spent the year with Pensacola of the CBA, finishing ninth in the CGA in scoring at 22.7 ppg and making 43-of-101 (.426) three-point shots.

Jones signed a free agent contract with Chicago in October 1988 but appeared in just eight games (1.5 ppg) before being waived on November 21 when Scottie Pippen came off the injured list. He returned to Pensacola in the CBA averaging 24.8 ppg in 15 games and was tied for the league lead in scoring (24.8 ppg) with former SMU-great Carlton McKinney of Topeka.

This CBA stint was shortened when he signed the first of two ten-day contracts with the Mavericks in January. Dallas signed Jones for the remainder of the season on February 13, 1989 where he appeared in 25 games averaging 2.6 ppg in just over five minutes a game.

The Mavs signed Jones to a one-year contract on July 5, 1989 and he appeared in 66 games for Dallas that season averaging 3.0 minutes per game. He was waived after the season and retired from the NBA.

Before calling it a career, Jones spent one season in Italy playing for Libertas Livorno whee he averaged 15.3 ppg.