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Shelton Jones

Shelton Jones
Personal information
Born (1966-04-04) April 4, 1966
Copiague, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Amityville Memorial
(Amityville, New York)
College St. John's (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1988–2004
Position Forward
Career history
1988 San Antonio Spurs
1988 Golden State Warriors
1988–1989 Tulsa Fast Breakers
1989 Philadelphia 76ers
1990–1991 Atletico Madrid
1991 Treasure Coast Tropics
1992–1993 Rapid City Thrillers
1993 Pallacanestro Venezia
1993–1994 Pallacanestro Virtus Roma
1994 Rapid City Thrillers
1994–1995 Hapoel Holon
1995–1996 Florida Beachdogs
1996 Hapoel Holon
1996–1997 Oklahoma City Cavalry
1997 Leones de Ponce
1997 Long Island Surf
1998 Panteras de Miranda
1998 Ourense Baloncesto
1998 Long Island Surf
1999 Tampa Bay Windjammers
1999–2000 Connecticut Pride
2000 Florida Sea Dragons
2000–2001 JL Bourg-en-Bresse
2001 Los Minas Leneros
2001 Juarez Gallos de Pelea
2003–2004 Great Lakes Storm
Career highlights and awards

Shelton Jones (born April 4, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who played collegiately at St. John's University. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (27th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. Shelton played only one year in the NBA during the 1988-89 season, splitting time with the Spurs, Golden State Warriors and mainly, the Philadelphia 76ers, for whom he also appeared in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, finishing on 4th place after advancing to the semi-finals. After the season, he was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 16th pick in the NBA Expansion Draft. After his selection, he said: "I'm a little stunned right now. I thought I'd be taken by Orlando because I'd heard some things. Things like this happen. That's the kind of year I had. I'll make the best of the situation. I look forward to getting out there and meeting with the coach. I don't even know who it is.".[1] As it turned out, the Timberwolves waived him before the season began, and he never played in the NBA again.

Jones later founded the Shelton Jones Foundation, which "trains and mentors student-athletes to become successful in life through sports, community outreach and personal development".[2]


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  2. ^ NYIT athletics news, April 2011

External links

  • NBA stats @
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