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Damian Jones is a fast-rising basketball athlete who has become a force to reckon with through his efforts in the brown leather game. He has risen in stock and has become one of the key players of his current basketball team – The Golden State Warriors.
As a college B-baller, he became a two-time first-team All-SEC honoree. Damian has a body structure that’s ideal for the sport and is very athletic. Let us find out all the facts one ought to know about his personal and professional life…
Who Is Damian Jones?
Damian Jones was brought forth into the world on the 30th of June 1995 and his full name at birth was Damian Wiliams Jones. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to parents whose details, especially about their work and background are not known. Their names are simply given as David and Dana Jones. Damian Jones is popularly known as a professional basketball player. As at the time of this writing, he is one of the playmakers of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.
He had his high school education at Scotlandville Magnet High School situated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While he was studying in high school, he played basketball with the school’s team and as a senior, he had an average of 15.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks with assists tally of 2.0. Damian Jones during this period was ranked by Rivals.com as a four-star center.
After a fairly average basketball career in high school, he enrolled at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and continued his play in collegiate basketball. He upped his commitment and efforts in the game as part of the Vanderbilt Commodores and helped his team to achieve their first NCAA tournament as a junior. He played three seasons with the Vanderbilt Commodores and in his three seasons there, he recorded an average of 13.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.69 blocks.
He earned his first, first-team All-SEC honor while he was a sophomore and his second as a junior in college. Damian Jones declared in April 2016 that he will be forgoing his final year of college eligibility for the year’s NBA Draft. To the surprise of so many, he was picked by his current team, the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Draft as the 30th overall selection regardless of the fact that he had an injury concern in his right arm, which according to the doctors, required a surgery.
Damian subsequently signed a four-year contract with the Warriors. He made his debut in an away loss to the Memphis Grizzlies but his home debut was a victory over the Charlotte Hornets. In the game, this lad scored his first career points.
Interesting Facts About The NBA Player
His Family Details
More information on his background reveal that Damian Jones isn’t the only child of his parents like many have come to assume. He has two siblings and their names are Darian and Darryl.
Damian Is an Engineer
While at the Vanderbilt University, Damian majored in Engineering science with more concentration in corporate strategy and a minor in Engineering management.
Awards and Championship Victories
A long time before Jones kicked off his pro basketball career, he was able to earn for himself a widespread admiration for his skills in the game. He won back to back state championships in both his junior and senior season while in high school. This, among other feats, made it possible for him to be named Louisiana’s 5A Player of the Year as a senior. Damian Jones was also named NBA D-League Player of the Month in March 2017.
His career in the National Basketball Association has not been a dull one as he has won Championship twice in 2017 and 2018, yeah consecutively.
Salary and Net Worth
The details of the four-year deal that Damian Jones inked with the Warriors have largely remained a secret. As such, it has been difficult to tell what he earns. Nevertheless, while it is believed that he earned over $1.1 million in the 2016-17 season and over $1.3 in 2017-18, the total value of his wealth is not known.
He Loves Cartoons
The athlete loves watching Cartoon Network (CN). This might come as a surprise to many fans and readers but as it is usually said: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.
Damian Jones has a very nice body build and looks athletic. The athlete has all the physical attributes to make him a standout in the league. He is very tall and one of the tallest in the league. He stands at 7 ft (213 cm) and his weight is 111 kg (245 lb).