NBA Call-Ups is delighted to bring you an interview with Jemerrio Jones of the Delaware Blue Coats. Since entering the professional ranks in 2018, the 25-year-old has made 94 G League appearances for the South Bay Lakers and Wisconsin Herd.
Boasting one of the most versatile skill-sets in the entire league, Jones holds career averages of 9.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals. During the 2018-19 season, whilst with South Bay, the energetic forward earned an NBA call-up to the Los Angeles Lakers.
With the Lakers, Jones featured in 6 contests (2 starts). In those games, he posted averages of 4.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 steals. Ahead of the 2021 G League bubble, he was selected with the 1st pick in the second round of the G League Draft, by the Delaware Blue Coats. Delaware are the affiliate team of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Through the opening 5 games of the bubble, with the Blue Coats, Jones is averaging 7 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. From the field, he’s converting at a 45.9% rate. He sits 8th league-wide in rebounds per game and 5th in offensive rebounds per contest (4.4).
Ahead of the season in Orlando, Jemerrio Jones speaks about life in the bubble, his time with the Blue Coats so far, and his expectations for the 2021 campaign. Further topics include the 2019-20 Wisconsin Herd and getting called up to the NBA with the Lakers, plus much more.
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