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Celtics Legends Series: A look at Sam Jones

Posted by shawn cassidy on May 19, 2013 at 4:30 PM




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Sam Jones
Called "Mr. Clutch" by many of his peers, Sam Jones was one of the linchpins of the fabulous Boston juggernaut of the 1950s and 1960s. His uncannily accurate bank shots, lightning quickness, and cool demeanor helped the Celtics win 10 NBA Championships in the 12 years he played with the team. During his career Jones racked up 15,411 points at a 17.7 points per game clip, and shot .803 from the free-throw line. Selected to the All-NBA Second Team three times and an All-Star five times, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. more...
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Complete Bio | Career Stats | Complete Stats
G FG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Pts PPG
871 .456 .803 4305 4.9 2209 2.5 15411 17.7
Full Name: Samuel Jones
Born: 6/24/33 in Wilmington, N.C.
College: North Carolina Central
High School: Laurinburg Institute (N.C.)
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1984); All-NBA Second Team (1965, 1966, 1967); NBA 25th Anniversary All-Time Team (1970); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Member of NBA championship team (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205 lbs.
Drafted by: Boston Celtics, 1957 (eighth overal

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4 Comments

Reply paul
6:00 PM on May 19, 2013 
twenty six ppg his best season
Reply Celticslifer
1:41 AM on May 20, 2013 
Only the second player in NBA history with 10 or more titles, as a player. Russell with 11 of course.
Reply Jerald Rogers
3:52 PM on May 20, 2013 
One other thing, he never missed a big shot in the playoffs or championship his whole career!
Reply Jerald Rogers
1:46 PM on May 24, 2013 
Jerald Rogers says...
The Origina Mr. BIG SHOT! He never missed a big shot in the playoffs or championship his whole career!