Samuel (Sam) Jones Player
Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 1984
Jones scored over 1,700 points while playing for the legendary coach John McLendon at North Carolina Central College. Following his collegiate career, Sam teamed with K.C. Jones on the Boston Celtics to create one of the most dynamic backcourts in NBA history. He helped lead the Celtics to 10 NBA Championships, eight of them consecutively from 1959 to 1966. Jones scored over 15,000 points in his NBA career. In 1996 he was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Where They Are Now
Substitute Teacher, Montgomery County, Maryland
Where They Were
North Carolina Central University 1952-1957