High school career
Jones attended Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. He averaged 15.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior en route to Class 5-A Player of the Year honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Northwest Player of the Year accolades. He helped Wildcats finish 30-3 with a No. 18 national ranking by USA Today; they advanced to the state title game, where the Wildcats lost by just three points.
In his four-year Hurricane career, Jones appeared in 111 games and started in 35, recording 508 points, 268 rebounds, 53 assists, 52 steals and 51 blocks. On November 25, 2009, he recorded a career high 16 points against Florida Gulf Coast.
On December 20, 2011, Jones received approval to return to competition after he sat out the season's first 10 games because of an NCAA investigation into recruiting allegations. On March 29, 2012, he participated in the 24th Annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and Three-Point Contest at the Final Four.
After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Jones joined the Orlando Magic for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2012, he signed with the Magic. On March 27, 2013, he scored a season-high 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting in a 108–114 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.
In July 2013, Jones re-joined the Orlando Magic for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2013, he signed with the Sacramento Kings. However, he was later waived by the Kings on October 15, 2013 after appearing in one preseason game. In November 2013, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player.
In July 2014, Jones joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the New Orleans Pelicans for the Las Vegas Summer League. On July 27, he signed a one-year deal with Pallacanestro Cantù of the Lega Basket Serie A. On January 8, 2015, he was named a participant in the 2015 Serie A All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. He was also named to the "Named Sport Team" for the BEKO All-Star Game held on January 17, going on to score 26 points to help Named Sport defeat the "Dolomiti Energia Team", 146–143. In 35 league games for Cantù in 2014–15, he averaged 8.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He also averaged 8.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17 Eurocup games.
On September 25, 2015, Jones signed with the Atlanta Hawks. However, he was later waived by the Hawks on October 24 after appearing in four preseason games. On November 29, he signed with the Chiba Jets of the Japanese NBL.
NBA career statistics
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Jones is the son of Irene Bell and Clady Jones, and has a brother, Camron.