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Major Jones

For other people named Major Jones, see Major Jones (disambiguation).
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Major Jones
Personal information
Born (1953-07-09) July 9, 1953 (age 63)
McGehee, Arkansas
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Desha Central (Rohwer, Arkansas)
College Albany State (1972–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1976–1985
Position Power forward
Number 11, 35
Career history
1976–1977 Allentown Jets (CBA)
1978–1979 Fresno Stars (WBA)
19791984 Houston Rockets
1984–1985 Detroit Pistons
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,643 (4.4 ppg)
Rebounds 1,323 (3.5 rpg)
Assists 215 (0.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Major James Brooks Jones (born July 9, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. Born in McGehee, Arkansas, he attended and played collegiately at Albany State University.

He was drafted by the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1974 by the San Diego Conquistadors, and in 1976 by the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers.

Jones' brothers Wil (born 1947), Caldwell (born 1950) and Charles (born 1957) all played at Albany State and in the NBA.

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married in 1997 to Renee Taplin-Jones a US Volleyball player

Major is currently the president of the NBRPA - Houston Chapter and works as a Recreation Supervisor for the city of Houston. Being a part of the Houston community is important by volunteering and spree heading fundraisers for the Houston NBA retired chapter.

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