Derrick Jones Jr. is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. In 2020, he was the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Derrick Labrent Jones Jr. was born on February 15, 1997, in Chester, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. He stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 95 kg. He is right-handed and is a small forward and a power forward.

He has one brother and two sisters and in January 2023, he got engaged to his girlfriend while the Bulls were in Paris.

Team 217 dallas mavericks Dallas Mavericks
Position Small Forward
Height / weight 1.98 m / 95 kg
Born 15 Feb 1997
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Left Handed
Team History
217 dallas mavericks Dallas Mavericks 2023 - present
207 chicago bulls Chicago Bulls 2021 - 2023
227 portland trail blazers Portland Trail Blazers 2020 - 2021
214 miami heat Miami Heat 2017 - 2020
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 2016 - 2017

High School and College Career

He attended Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania. In 2015, he was named Mr. Pennsylvania Basketball.

He played college basketball for the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Professional Career

He went undrafted during the 2016 NBA Draft. Later, he signed with the Phoenix Suns and also played for their NBA G League team, the Northern Arizona Suns.

In 2017, he signed with the Miami Heat and the Sioux Falls Syforce. In 2020, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. Also in 2020, he was the NBA Slam Dunk Champion. Then in 2021, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.

In 2023, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

Career Highlights

  • 2020 - NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion
  • 2015 - Mr. Pennsylvania Basketball

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