Trey McKinney-Jones (born August 27, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Egis Körmend of the Hungarian Basketball League. He played college basketball for the UMKC Kangaroos and the Miami Hurricanes. [2]

College career

McKinney-Jones played two seasons at UMKC, averaging 10.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 28.5 minutes per game as a sophomore. He transferred to Miami and sat out the 2010–11 season as a redshirt. As a junior at Miami, he averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.7 steals in 24.1 minutes per game. In his senior year, McKinney-Jones posted averages of 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 30.3 minutes per game. In the ACC tournament versus North Carolina, he broke the school record for most three-pointers in a tournament game with six. [3]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, McKinney-Jones signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for training camp on September 30, 2013. [4] He was later waived by the Bucks on October 26 after appearing in two preseason games. [5] The following month, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. As a rookie playing for the Mad Ants in 2013–14, McKinney-Jones averaged 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 53 games, [6] while helping the team win their maiden championship. [7]

In July 2014, McKinney-Jones joined the Miami Heat for the Orlando Summer League and the San Antonio Spurs for the Las Vegas Summer League. [8] On August 16, 2014, he signed with BCM Gravelines of France for the 2014–15 season. [9] However, in late December, he parted ways with the Gravelines after appearing in 14 games. [10] On February 20, 2015, he was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. [11] He played out the season with the Mad Ants, and in 22 games, he averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. [6]

In July 2015, McKinney-Jones joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2015 NBA Summer League. The following month, he signed with Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. [12]

In January 2016, McKinney-Jones joined the Egis Körmend. He is at the club on a try-out.

McKinney-Jones competes for the Ants Alumni in The Basketball Tournament. He was a guard on the 2015 team who made it to the semifinals, falling 87-76 to Team 23.

Personal life

The son of Dwight Jones and Luann McKinney, Trey McKinney-Jones has three siblings: Laine, Mariel and Dwight. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2012 with a degree in marketing. His uncle, Mark Jones, played basketball professionally with the Orlando Magic. His aunt, Esther Jones, is a track star who won an Olympic gold medal in Barcelona 1992 as a member of the 4 x 100 metres relay. [3]