Miami Hurricanes Basketball: Three ‘Canes To Play In NBA’s Opening Week

With the 2012-13 season scheduled for tip-off on Tuesday, Oct. 30, here is a list of the Miami alums that you can see during the NBA’s opening week.

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Mar 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Heat guard James Jones (22) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Heat defeated the Sixers 84-78. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

G/F James Jones (6-8, 215), Miami Heat

  • 10th season in the NBA, 4th year with the Miami Heat
  • 2011 Three-Point Shootout Winner during All-Star weekend
  • Averaged 3.6 points per game in the 2011-12 season; 83.3% free-throw shooter; .404% from 3-point range
  • Played in 51 games, started in 10 games

G/F John Salmons (6-6, 207), Sacramento Kings

  • 11th season in the NBA, 2nd year with the Sacramento Kings
  • Averaged 7.5 points per game in the 2011-12 season; 3.1 rebounds; 2.5 assists
  • Played in 46 games

SG DeQuan Jones (6-8, 221), Orlando Magic

  • Was signed to the Orlando Magic in June, 2012 as an undrafted free agent where he received a non-roster invitation to attend the Magic’s training camp.
  • Added to Magic’s 15-man roster on Nov. 27
  • In his Miami career, Jones played in 113 games; averaged 2.4 rebounds per game; totaled 45 blocks; 46 steals

Miami tips-off against the Boston Celtics on opening night, Oct. 30, at 8:00 PM ET.  National coverage is provided by TNT.

Sacramento squares off against the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 5:00 PM ET.  Local coverage is provided by CSN-CA.

Orlando will face the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:00 PM ET.  Local coverage is provided by FS Florida.

If you are looking for a good read on DeQuan Jones’ journey to the NBA, here is a good read by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.



Topics: Basketball, DeQuan Jones, James Jones, John Salmons, Miami Hurricanes

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