Phil Jones

211 cm, 6'11", 260.

PF-C

 

 

 

 

Phillip Michael "Phil" Jones (born September 2, 1985) is a Virgin Islands professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has played internationally for the U.S. Virgin Islands national basketball team. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Jones spent part of his childhood growing up in the Virgin Islands.

Jones committed to the 49ers out of Laurinburg Prep School in North Carolina after he spent a year at the school after graduating from high school in Philadelphia. Ranked as a top 100 recruit by several publications, he averaged 19 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 5.3 blocks per game while leading the school to the Prep National Championship.

As a first-year sophomore for the 49ers, he averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds a game while playing 13.4 minutes per game off the bench to the 49ers. He improved in his junior season, 2008–09, averaging 7.3 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game for the team.

Jones competed on the U.S. Virgin Islands national basketball team for the first time at the FIBA Americas Championship 2009. He averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in four games for the team, including a team-high 18 points and seven rebounds in a preliminary round loss to Puerto Rico.[1]

 

Pro Career

http://basketball.realgm.com/player/Phil-Jones/Summary/10303 

 

College Career

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=204860998

QUICK FACTS:

498 Career Points

3rd all-time:130 career blocks; 6th all-time: 65 blocks in 2009-10

Played for Virgin Islands National Team in 2009 

    FIBA Americas Championship (8.5 ppg; 4.8 rpg).

#13 Best Prep Player (HoopScoop Online) out of Laurinburg

Top 60-type prospect (All-Star Sports, Bob Gibbons)

2009-10

5.4 ppg; 4.3 rpg; .408 FG%; .698 FT%; 2.1 bpg

3rd all-time with 130 career blocks (4th 49er to reach 100)

65 blocks (2.1/game) 6th all-time (49ers season); 4th in A-10

Double-figures in 7 games (6-1); 3 vs. A-10 foes

    11 pts; 5 rebs; 3 blocks at GW

    10 pts; 5 rebs; 3 blocks vs. George Washington

    12 pts; 4 rebs at UMass

Last 4 games: 7.3 ppg; 5.8 rpg  

1st career double-double in season-opener

    16 pts; 12 rebs vs. UNC Asheville

3rd on team in rebounds (4.3 rpg)

    2 games with double-digit rebs  (12 vs. UNCA; 11 at Wint.)

 

2008-09 SEASON: 
7.3 ppg; 4.2 rpg; .472 FG%; .757 FT% 
Started five of 30 games played ... 7.3 scoring average was more than double his first year (3.3) ... raised his FG% from .328 in first year to .472 in his 2nd ... raised FT% from below 60% (.589) to above 75% (.757) ... led team with 43 blocked shots, including a Halton Arena record-tying 6 vs. Old Dominion ... his block with :06 left protected Niners 4-point lead in 5-point win over #16/#17 Xavier ... scored in double figures 9 times with a career-high 15 (with 9 rebs.) vs. Tulsa ... another near-double-double vs. Mississippi State (9 pts; 7 rebs) ... had a career-best 11 boards vs. Rhode Island ... averaged 19.3 minutes played, with four games of over 25 minutes ... DNP at Richmond with a shoulder seperation. 

2007-08 SEASON: 
3.3 ppg; 2.9 rpg; .328 FG%; .589 FT%
Averaged 13.4 minutes as a first-year sophomore, scoring 3.3 points with 2.9 rebounds per game ... started three games to open the 2007-08 season ... had a career-high nine points vs. Illinois-Chicago (5-6 FT; 5 rebs) and Duquesne (3-4 FG; 3-3 FT) ... had 5 or more rebounds, six times with a high of 6 boards vs. George Washington ... added a career-high 4 blocks vs. George Washington ... impressive game in win at #18/#19 Clemson: 8 pts; 3 rebs; 2 blocks). 

At Laurinburg Prep: 
A top 60-type prospect according to recruiting guru Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports (which does not rank fifth-year prep players) ... ranked the 13th-best prep player by Clark Francis of HoopScoop Online ... ranked 106th overall by rivals.com ... Scout.com listed him as the 15th-best center prospect .... averaged 19.0 points and 10.2 rebounds while blocking 5.3 shots for head coach Billy Reid, to lead Laurinburg to the Prep School National Championship and a USA Today Top 25 ranking ... averaged 15 points; 10.4 rebounds and 3.8 blocks at Philadelphia's Lutheran Christian School, the previous year. 

Personal: 
Born Sept. 2, 1985 ... Mother, Lucia Jones, is deceased ... has lived with his aunt, Ethel Foy and cousins: Darryl, Debbie and Tamara Foy ... major in African American Studies with a minor in American Studies. 

Jones Up Close:

What part of your game have you spent the most time developing: 
It's not really a part of my game but I've spent the most time getting my weight down so I will be quicker on offense and defense. 

What's one thing about your game that people know too little about: 
That I can shoot the basketball.

Jones came into the 49ers program as a highly-touted recruit:

What challenges did you face trying to meet the expectations: 
I wasn't worried about expectations. I just wanted to come in and produce. 

Phil Jones's Career Stats

Year                 G-S         FG-A      PCT        3FG-A     PCT       FT-A     PCT    O-D-REBS-AVG.     PF-D AST    TO    BK    ST   PTS-AVG.

2007-08           34-3       39-119       .328               0-4      .000       33-56      .589             44-54-98- 2.9       58-2    14      17     22       7        111- 3.3

2008-09           30-5       83-176       .472               1-2      .500       53-70      .757           60-66-126- 4.2       87-9    14      30     43       7        220- 7.3

2009-10           31-4       60-147       .408             3-13      .231       44-63      .698           53-81-134- 4.3       82-6    17      25     65       7        167- 5.4

TOTALS      95-12     182-442       .412             4-19      .210   130-189      .688       157-201-358- 3.8   227-17    45      72   130     21        498- 5.2       

A-10 Stats:

2007-08           16-0         17-49       .347               0-2      .000       12-21      .571              18-29-47-2.9       30-2      6        7     11       3          46- 2.9

2008-09           15-2         40-93       .430               1-2      .500       19-27      .704              34-29-63-4.2       41-4    10      14     18       4        100- 6.7

2009-10           16-1         26-79       .329             2-10      .200       21-31      .677              19-35-54-3.4       47-4      5      10     30       1          75- 4.7

 

TOTALS                47-3         83-221     .376         3-14         .214         52-79       .658         71-93-164-3.5         118-10     21            31            59            8                221- 4.7