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Cameron Jones, NAU's all-time leading scorer, continues pro career with SK Cherkasy

Cameron Jones, NAU's all-time leading scorer, continues pro career with SK Cherkasy


Northern Arizona men's basketball's all-time leading scorer Cameron Jones signed a contract with the SK Cherkasy Monkeys of the Ukrainian Superleague, with the announcement coming earlier this week.

The terms of his contract are not known.

Jones, who played for Northern Arizona from 2007 to '11 and still holds the all-time career points record at 1,643, will enter his 10th professional season when the new season starts.

He most recently played for Kauhajoen Karhu of the Korisliiga Finnish league in 2018-19. In the four Champions League games in which Jones appeared, he averaged 16.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

In 34 Finnish League games, Jones put out similar stats, going for 16.2 points, 4.3 boards, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals per contest. He has also spent time in Greek for the GS Lavrio Aegean Cargo in the Greek A1 league, Israel and Russia earlier in his pro career.

Jones was originally drafted 10th overall by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the first round of the 2011 D-League draft. Jones came close to breaking into the NBA, having competed in the 2014 NBA Summer League and a few stints in the D-League -- now G League. He also has spent time with the Santa Cruz Warriors on two separate stints in 2012-14 and 2016-17.

Jones also spent time with the Canton Charge in 2017. He earned the D-League Most Improved Player of the Year award in 2013 as a member of the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Jones exploded for Northern Arizona in his final two seasons, going for 19 and 20 points per game in 2009-10 and 2010-11 respectively. For his four-year career he was a 40.7% 3-point shooter and was efficient overall despite taking the bulk of Northern Arizona's shot attempts in his final two college seasons.

Lance Hartzler can be reached at 556-2251 or at Follow him on Twitter @lance_hartz.


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