Sam Jones GF

Current Team: N/A

Born: Jun 24, 1933 (Passed away Dec 30, 2021, aged 88)

Birthplace/Hometown: Wilmington, North Carolina

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-4 (193cm)     Weight: 198 (90kg)

Current NBA Status: Deceased (Dec 30, 2021)

Draft Entry: 1956 NBA Draft, 1957 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 8, Pick 3, Minneapolis Lakers (1956);
Round 1, Pick 8, Boston Celtics (1957)

Pre-Draft Team: North Carolina Central (Sr)

High School: Laurinburg Institute [Laurinburg, North Carolina]

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NBA

12 Years Of Service - NBA's Top 50, NBA's Top 75, Hall of Fame Player, 5x All-Star, #24 retired by BOS

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1957-58 BOS 56 - 10.6 4.64 1.79 4.16 .429 - - - 1.07 1.50 .714 - - 2.86 0.66 - - - 0.75
1958-59 BOS 71 - 20.6 10.72 4.30 9.90 .434 - - - 2.13 2.76 .770 - - 6.03 1.42 - - - 1.44
1959-60 BOS 74 - 20.4 11.86 4.80 10.57 .454 - - - 2.27 2.97 .764 - - 5.07 1.69 - - - 1.36
1960-61 BOS 78 - 26.0 15.01 6.15 13.71 .449 - - - 2.71 3.44 .787 - - 5.40 2.78 - - - 1.90
1961-62 BOS 78 - 30.6 18.40 7.64 16.46 .464 - - - 3.12 3.81 .818 - - 5.87 2.97 - - - 1.91
1962-63 BOS 76 - 30.6 19.72 8.17 17.17 .476 - - - 3.38 4.26 .793 - - 5.21 3.17 - - - 2.13
1963-64 BOS 76 - 31.3 19.38 8.05 17.88 .450 - - - 3.28 4.18 .783 - - 4.59 2.66 - - - 2.53
1964-65 BOS 80 - 36.1 25.88 10.26 22.73 .452 - - - 5.35 6.53 .820 - - 5.14 2.79 - - - 2.20
1965-66 BOS 67 - 32.2 23.54 9.34 19.93 .469 - - - 4.85 6.07 .799 - - 5.18 3.22 - - - 2.54
1966-67 BOS 72 - 32.3 22.14 8.86 19.53 .454 - - - 4.42 5.15 .857 - - 4.69 3.01 - - - 2.65
1967-68 BOS 73 - 33.0 21.27 8.51 18.47 .461 - - - 4.26 5.15 .827 - - 4.89 2.96 - - - 2.48
1968-69 BOS 70 - 26.0 16.29 7.09 15.76 .450 - - - 2.11 2.70 .783 - - 3.79 2.60 - - - 1.73
CAREER   871 - 27.9 17.69 7.20 15.78 .456 - - - 3.29 4.10 .803 - - 4.94 2.54 - - - 1.99

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NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1957-58 BOS 56 - 594 260 100 233 .429 - - - 60 84 .714 - - 160 37 - - - 42
1958-59 BOS 71 - 1,466 761 305 703 .434 - - - 151 196 .770 - - 428 101 - - - 102
1959-60 BOS 74 - 1,512 878 355 782 .454 - - - 168 220 .764 - - 375 125 - - - 101
1960-61 BOS 78 - 2,028 1,171 480 1,069 .449 - - - 211 268 .787 - - 421 217 - - - 148
1961-62 BOS 78 - 2,388 1,435 596 1,284 .464 - - - 243 297 .818 - - 458 232 - - - 149
1962-63 BOS 76 - 2,323 1,499 621 1,305 .476 - - - 257 324 .793 - - 396 241 - - - 162
1963-64 BOS 76 - 2,381 1,473 612 1,359 .450 - - - 249 318 .783 - - 349 202 - - - 192
1964-65 BOS 80 - 2,885 2,070 821 1,818 .452 - - - 428 522 .820 - - 411 223 - - - 176
1965-66 BOS 67 - 2,155 1,577 626 1,335 .469 - - - 325 407 .799 - - 347 216 - - - 170
1966-67 BOS 72 - 2,325 1,594 638 1,406 .454 - - - 318 371 .857 - - 338 217 - - - 191
1967-68 BOS 73 - 2,408 1,553 621 1,348 .461 - - - 311 376 .827 - - 357 216 - - - 181
1968-69 BOS 70 - 1,820 1,140 496 1,103 .450 - - - 148 189 .783 - - 265 182 - - - 121
CAREER   871 - 24,285 15,411 6,271 13,745 .456 - - - 2,869 3,572 .803 - - 4,305 2,209 - - - 1,735

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NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1957-58 BOS 56 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .046 - - 0.36 37 19 .661 1.00 1.00 2.10
1958-59 BOS 71 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .127 - - 0.28 50 19 .725 2.60 2.70 5.30
1959-60 BOS 74 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .128 - - 0.28 57 16 .781 3.20 2.60 5.90
1960-61 BOS 78 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .188 - - 0.25 56 22 .718 3.90 4.20 8.10
1961-62 BOS 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 - - 0.23 59 19 .756 4.90 4.70 9.60
1962-63 BOS 76 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 - - 0.25 56 20 .737 5.00 4.60 9.60
1963-64 BOS 76 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 - - 0.23 55 20 .733 3.70 5.20 8.90
1964-65 BOS 80 - 0 0 2 0 0 0 .293 - - 0.29 62 18 .775 7.30 5.50 12.80
1965-66 BOS 67 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .241 - - 0.30 46 21 .687 6.10 3.80 10.00
1966-67 BOS 72 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .230 - - 0.26 57 15 .792 4.40 3.10 7.50
1967-68 BOS 73 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 - - 0.28 48 25 .658 4.50 3.20 7.70
1968-69 BOS 70 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 - - 0.17 39 30 .565 1.90 3.00 4.90
CAREER   871 - 0 0 5 0 0 0 .198 - - 0.26 622 244 .718 48.50 43.60 92.40

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NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1957-58 BOS 56 - .482 .429 - - - - - - - - 114.35 - 1.12 - - 15.62
1958-59 BOS 71 - .482 .434 - - - - - - - - 120.43 - 1.08 - - 17.49
1959-60 BOS 74 - .500 .454 - - - - - - - - 121.76 - 1.12 - - 17.18
1960-61 BOS 78 - .493 .449 - - - - - - - - 123.63 - 1.10 - - 16.78
1961-62 BOS 78 - .507 .464 - - - - - - - - 128.24 - 1.12 - - 17.30
1962-63 BOS 76 - .518 .476 - - - - - - - - 126.91 - 1.15 - - 18.34
1963-64 BOS 76 - .491 .450 - - - - - - - - 123.33 - 1.08 - - 16.93
1964-65 BOS 80 - .505 .452 - - - 12.06 - - - - 127.15 - 1.14 - - 19.28
1965-66 BOS 67 - .521 .469 - - - 16.25 - - - - 126.74 - 1.18 - - 20.72
1966-67 BOS 72 - .508 .454 - - - 13.83 - - - - 131.09 - 1.13 - - 18.24
1967-68 BOS 73 - .513 .461 - - - 13.24 - - - - 128.78 - 1.15 - - 17.57
1968-69 BOS 70 - .481 .450 - - - 15.85 - - - - 123.28 - 1.03 - - 16.85
CAREER   871 - .503 .456 - - - 14.03 - - - - 125.94 - 1.12 - - 20.64

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NBA Transactions

Apr 30, 1956 - The Minneapolis Lakers selected Sam Jones in Round 8 with Pick 3 in the 1956 NBA Draft.
Apr 17, 1957 - The Boston Celtics selected Sam Jones in Round 1 with Pick 8 in the 1957 NBA Draft.
Sep 1, 1957 - Sam Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics.
Jul 1, 1969 - Sam Jones, previously with the Boston Celtics, became a free agent.
Sep 1, 1984 - The Boston Celtics renounced their free-agent exception rights to Sam Jones.
Dec 30, 2021 - Sam Jones passed away. He was 88 years old at the time of his death.

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NBA Awards & Honors

Top 50 Greatest Player
Top 75 Greatest Player
All-NBA Second Team - 1965, 1966, 1967

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1957-58 BOS 8 - 9.4 3.88 1.25 2.75 .455 - - - 1.38 2.00 .688 - - 3.00 0.50 - - - 0.88
1958-59 BOS 11 - 17.5 10.27 3.64 9.82 .370 - - - 3.00 3.55 .846 - - 5.73 1.55 - - - 1.27
1959-60 BOS 13 - 15.2 8.23 3.46 9.00 .385 - - - 1.31 1.62 .810 - - 3.15 1.38 - - - 1.15
1960-61 BOS 10 - 25.8 13.10 5.00 11.20 .446 - - - 3.10 3.50 .886 - - 5.40 2.20 - - - 2.20
1961-62 BOS 14 - 36.0 20.57 8.79 19.79 .444 - - - 3.00 4.29 .700 - - 7.07 3.14 - - - 2.14
1962-63 BOS 13 - 34.6 23.77 9.23 19.08 .484 - - - 5.31 6.38 .831 - - 6.23 2.46 - - - 3.23
1963-64 BOS 10 - 35.6 23.20 9.10 18.00 .506 - - - 5.00 6.80 .735 - - 4.70 2.30 - - - 2.40
1964-65 BOS 12 - 41.3 28.58 11.25 24.50 .459 - - - 6.08 7.00 .869 - - 4.58 2.50 - - - 3.25
1965-66 BOS 17 - 35.4 24.82 9.06 20.18 .449 - - - 6.71 8.00 .838 - - 5.06 3.12 - - - 3.82
1966-67 BOS 9 - 36.2 26.67 10.56 23.00 .459 - - - 5.56 6.44 .862 - - 5.11 3.11 - - - 3.33
1967-68 BOS 19 - 36.1 20.53 8.53 19.32 .441 - - - 3.47 4.42 .786 - - 3.37 2.63 - - - 3.05
1968-69 BOS 18 - 28.6 16.83 6.89 16.44 .419 - - - 3.06 3.83 .797 - - 3.22 2.06 - - - 2.50
CAREER   154 - 30.2 18.89 7.46 16.69 .447 - - - 3.97 4.89 .811 - - 4.66 2.32 - - - 2.54

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1957-58 BOS 8 - 75 31 10 22 .455 - - - 11 16 .688 - - 24 4 - - - 7
1958-59 BOS 11 - 192 113 40 108 .370 - - - 33 39 .846 - - 63 17 - - - 14
1959-60 BOS 13 - 197 107 45 117 .385 - - - 17 21 .810 - - 41 18 - - - 15
1960-61 BOS 10 - 258 131 50 112 .446 - - - 31 35 .886 - - 54 22 - - - 22
1961-62 BOS 14 - 504 288 123 277 .444 - - - 42 60 .700 - - 99 44 - - - 30
1962-63 BOS 13 - 450 309 120 248 .484 - - - 69 83 .831 - - 81 32 - - - 42
1963-64 BOS 10 - 356 232 91 180 .506 - - - 50 68 .735 - - 47 23 - - - 24
1964-65 BOS 12 - 495 343 135 294 .459 - - - 73 84 .869 - - 55 30 - - - 39
1965-66 BOS 17 - 602 422 154 343 .449 - - - 114 136 .838 - - 86 53 - - - 65
1966-67 BOS 9 - 326 240 95 207 .459 - - - 50 58 .862 - - 46 28 - - - 30
1967-68 BOS 19 - 685 390 162 367 .441 - - - 66 84 .786 - - 64 50 - - - 58
1968-69 BOS 18 - 514 303 124 296 .419 - - - 55 69 .797 - - 58 37 - - - 45
CAREER   154 - 4,654 2,909 1,149 2,571 .447 - - - 611 753 .811 - - 718 358 - - - 391

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1957-58 BOS 8 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .033 - - 0.73 5 3 .625 0.20 0.10 0.40
1958-59 BOS 11 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 - - 0.36 8 3 .727 0.10 0.40 0.60
1959-60 BOS 13 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .109 - - 0.18 8 5 .615 - 0.40 0.40
1960-61 BOS 10 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 - - 0.31 8 2 .800 0.60 0.40 1.00
1961-62 BOS 14 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 - - 0.22 8 6 .571 0.70 0.90 1.50
1962-63 BOS 13 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .258 - - 0.33 8 5 .615 1.30 0.70 1.90
1963-64 BOS 10 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 - - 0.38 8 2 .800 1.50 0.70 2.10
1964-65 BOS 12 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .297 - - 0.29 8 4 .667 1.20 0.80 2.00
1965-66 BOS 17 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .282 - - 0.40 11 6 .647 1.40 0.80 2.20
1966-67 BOS 9 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .301 - - 0.28 4 5 .444 0.90 0.30 1.20
1967-68 BOS 19 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 - - 0.23 12 7 .632 0.60 0.50 1.10
1968-69 BOS 18 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 - - 0.23 12 6 .667 0.40 0.30 0.70
CAREER   154 - 0 0 4 0 0 0 .219 - - 0.29 100 54 .649 8.90 6.30 15.10

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1957-58 BOS 8 - .534 .455 - - - 8.01 - - - - 114.20 - 1.41 - - 14.61
1958-59 BOS 11 - .451 .370 - - - 11.54 - - - - 121.65 - 1.05 - - 16.01
1959-60 BOS 13 - .424 .385 - - - 13.03 - - - - 119.41 - 0.91 - - 11.50
1960-61 BOS 10 - .514 .446 - - - 11.43 - - - - 133.21 - 1.17 - - 12.90
1961-62 BOS 14 - .475 .444 - - - 12.85 - - - - 114.40 - 1.04 - - 12.78
1962-63 BOS 13 - .543 .484 - - - 10.50 - - - - 131.52 - 1.25 - - 15.93
1963-64 BOS 10 - .553 .506 - - - 11.18 - - - - 124.08 - 1.29 - - 15.81
1964-65 BOS 12 - .518 .459 - - - 8.88 - - - - 132.82 - 1.17 - - 17.80
1965-66 BOS 17 - .524 .449 - - - 13.89 - - - - 128.72 - 1.23 - - 19.08
1966-67 BOS 9 - .516 .459 - - - 13.11 - - - - 132.10 - 1.16 - - 19.19
1967-68 BOS 19 - .483 .441 - - - 10.81 - - - - 122.71 - 1.06 - - 13.34
1968-69 BOS 18 - .464 .419 - - - 11.38 - - - - 121.60 - 1.02 - - 14.17
CAREER   154 - .501 .447 - - - 11.56 - - - - 125.83 - 1.13 - - 17.56

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NBA All-Star Weekend Competitions

Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection - 1965, 1966
Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection - 1962, 1964, 1968

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA All-Star Game Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1962 East 1 - 14 2 1 8 .125 - - - 0 1 .000 - - 1 0 - - - 1
1964 East 1 - 27 16 8 20 .400 - - - 0 0 .000 - - 4 3 - - - 2
1965 East 1 - 24 6 2 12 .167 - - - 2 2 1.000 - - 5 3 - - - 2
1966 East 1 - 22 12 5 11 .455 - - - 2 2 1.000 - - 2 5 - - - 0
1968 East 1 - 15 5 2 5 .400 - - - 1 1 1.000 - - 2 4 - - - 1
TOTAL   5 - 102 41 18 56 .321 - - - 5 6 .833 - - 14 15 - - - 6
AVERAGES   5 - 20.4 8.20 3.60 11.20 .321 - - - 1.00 1.20 .833 - - 2.80 3.00 - - - 1.20

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NCAA

College: North Carolina Central (1955)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1951-52 DNP Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1952-53 North Carolina Central So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1953-54 North Carolina Central Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1954-55 North Carolina Central Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -