Derrick Jones Jr.

Derrick Jones Jr. (PHX) – “Airplane Mode” nike

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PHXShooting Guard/Small Forward: 6’7, 190 lbs; 2nd year, UNLV

NBA Role: (raw) athletic swingman • UnderDOG

A former 4-star HS prospect, UNLV’s Derrick Jones Jr. played only one year w/ the Runnin’ Rebels before forgoing his eligibility – Jones Jr. went undrafted but latched on w/ PHX in training camp (2016); FREAK athlete who soars (over the top) for flying oops and flushes in transition – DJJ’s at his best when filling the break w/ a head of steam going to the cup; good (lefty) shooter, projects as a disruptive outside scorer on this level if he can consistently spot up; needs to slow the game down, gets rushed too easily; slight at 190 but will add bulk once he matures (born in ’97!) & decides where to delegate* his energy as a basketball player; playing more as PHX pushes its youth movement

*if he tends to play more in the post & needs to defend bigger swingmen, you’ll see him try to add mass – if he’s more of a slasher or perimeter shooter, DJJ might drift towards a leaner body

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: TBD.

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 64


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 5.3 points/game, 2.5 rebounds/game, 56% FG
  • Slam Dunk Contest Participant (2017)