Chris Jones biography
Chris Jones is an American basketball player playing in the Euroleague as a point guard. He was born on April 10, 1993 in Garland, Texas (USA). His height is 1m88. He currently plays for the Valencia Basket.
Here’s Chris Jones’ journey, from his beginnings in the world of basketball to the present day.
High School and University (2007-2015)
Chris Jones shined at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, where he was named District 10-5A MVP as a junior and senior. He was inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame. At the University of North Texas, he set records for steals and assists. Then he played for Angelo State University, distinguishing himself with outstanding performances.
On August 5, 2019, Chris Jones joined Bursaspor in Turkey. There he achieved impressive averages, dominating statistically in several categories.
Maccabi Tel Aviv (2020-2021)
On August 16, 2020, Jones signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He left the Israeli club in July 2021, after a landmark season.
On July 20, 2021, Chris Jones joined ASVEL in France. He contributed to the team’s competitiveness in the LNB Pro A and EuroLeague.
On June 27, 2022, Jones signed with Valencia. In March 2023, he extended his contract for a further three years. His performances continue to impress in Liga ACB and EuroLeague.
Jones represents the Armenian national team. He was decisive in winning gold at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries in 2022. With 41 points in the final and outstanding statistics, he was named MVP of the tournament.
Style of play
Chris Jones is a versatile player with excellent vision. His ability to distribute precise passes makes him an effective point guard. He particularly shines on defense, thanks to his agility and anticipation. Jones has a good outside shot, constantly threatening the opposing defense. His penetrating game is dynamic, making coverage difficult. He excels in the fast game, using his speed to surprise his opponents. His stamina and consistency are major assets throughout the game. Despite his stature, he fights for every rebound, showing total commitment. Finally, his leadership and determination inspire his teammates, making him a central part of his team.
Chris Jones’ salary
In 2024, Chris Jones earns an annual salary of between 600,000 and 900,000 euros at Valencia. This corresponds to more than double his annual income when he wore the ASVEL jersey.