Derrick Jones Jr. Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Contract, Salary, and 2020 Dunk Contest Winner

Derrick Jones Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Derrick Jones Jr. Bio, Wiki

Derrick Jones Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jones Jr. played one season of college basketball for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels before joining the Phoenix Suns in 2016.

Derrick Jones Jr. Age

Jones Jr. was born as Derrick Labrent Jones Jr. on February 15, 1997, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 26 years old.

Derrick Jones Jr. Height

Jones stands at a height of ‎6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall weighing 201 lbs.

Derrick Jones Jr. Family

Jones Jr. is the son of Derrick Sr. and Otiesse Jones. He has one brother named Lakeem Johnson and two sisters, On’Jesha Jones, and Dej’sha Jones.

Derrick Jones Jr. Girlfriend and Kids

Jones is in a relationship with, Sherry. He is a father of three kids; his first son, Derrick III, was from his previous relationship with a mystery woman when the NBA star was still in high school. He has two sons with his girlfriend Sherry, Prince, and Roman.

Derrick Jones Jr. Contract

In 2018, Derrick Jones signed a 2-year contract worth $3,157,958 with the Miami Heat, including $3,157,958 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,578,979. In 2019-20, Jones earned a base salary of $1,645,357, while carrying a cap hit of $1,645,357 and a dead cap value of $1,645,357.

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Derrick Jones Jr. Photo

Derrick Jones Jr. Salary

In 2016, Jones earned a salary of 543,471 USD. In 2019-20, he earned a base salary of $1,645,357.

Derrick Jones Jr. Net Worth

Jones Jr. has an estimated net worth of over 15 million which he has earned through his successful career as a professional basketball player.

Derrick Jones Jr. High School 

Jones Jr. attended Archbishop John Carroll High School where he was named the Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year, the Delaware County Player of the Year, the PIAA Triple-A Player of the Year, and was selected first-team All-Catholic League.

Under coach Paul Romanczuk, the school went 23–7 overall in 2014–15, including a 12–3 mark in conference play. In the semifinals of the state tournament, Jones recorded 30 points, 18 rebounds, and five blocked shots. For the season, Jones Jr. averaged 19.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. During his high school career, Jones Jr. scored 1,645 points, collected 1,029 rebounds, and blocked 268 shots, finishing as the highest scorer in school history.

Derrick Jones Jr. College

Jones Jr. joined the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels for his freshman season in the 2015–16 NCAA season. Before the start of the season, the NCAA Eligibility Center requested that the ACT investigate test scores recorded by Jones and several other minority student-athletes from a particular testing site in Baltimore, Maryland. Despite this, he was cleared by the NCAA prior to UNLV’s first game against Cal Poly in November. In 2015–16, Jones was the Runnin’ Rebels’ second-leading scorer. Jones averaged 11.5 points on 58.9 percent shooting and 4.5 rebounds in 30 games. He recorded four double-doubles during the season, including a career-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds against Chaminade at the Maui Invitational Tournament.

On February 29, 2016, UNLV was notified by the ACT testing service that Jones Jr.’s score had been canceled. As a result, he was deemed ineligible to compete under NCAA rules and was forced to sit out the remaining three games of UNLV’s season.

Derrick Jones Jr. Draft

On April 7, 2016, Derrick Jones declared for the 2016 NBA draft but left open the possibility of returning to UNLV or going to another college program by not hiring an agent. Later that month, he hired an agent and remained in the draft. In the 2016 draft, Jones ultimately went undrafted and subsequently joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2016 NBA Summer League. However, due to a groin injury, Jones was unable to play for the Kings during the tournament.

Derrick Jones Jr. Miami Heat

Derrick Jones signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat on December 31, 2017. On a two-way contract, he split his playing time between the Heat and their NBA G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On January 9, 2018, he made his first start for the Heat in just his third game, recording eight points, five rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Toronto Raptors. He signed a standard contract with the Miami Heat on July 1, 2018.

Derrick Jones Jr. 2020 Dunk Contest Winner

During the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend, Jones won the Slam Dunk Contest over Aaron Gordon. The two had perfect scores in their first two dunks in the second round, forcing an overtime round. After they both earned perfect scores on their initial dunks, Jones Jr. won by scoring a 48 after taking off just past the free-throw line to complete a windmill dunk; Aaron Gordon received a 47 after dunking over 7-foot-5-inch (2.26 m) Tacko Fall.

Derrick Jones Jr. Injury

In October 2019, Jones was diagnosed with a groin strain.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Jones Jr.

Who is Jones Jr.? He is an American professional basketball player
Age24 years old as of 2021
Height6 feet 6 inches
Net Worth15 million
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