Sam Jones

Inducted: 1969
  • Born in Wilmington, NC, 1933
  • Attended Laurinburg Institute and North Carolina College, now North Carolina Central, around a two-year stint in U.S. Army
  • Drafted in first round by Boston Celtics in 1957 and starred for the team from 1957-1969
  • Helped fabled Celtics win ten NBA titles in twelve-year career
  • Scored 15,380 points as a professional, averaging 17.6 points per game
  • Averaged 18.9 points in 154 playoff games
  • Averaged career best 25.9 points per game in 1965, fourth in league
  • Scored 51 points in 1965 game against Detroit
  • Named to the All-NBA second team in 1965, 1966, 1967
  • Played in five All-Star games
  • Coached at North Carolina A&T and Federal City College
  • Member of NBA Silver Anniversary Team
  • Inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame