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Weber State basketball: Dillon Jones scores 17 points in first game at NBA Draft Combine

By Brett Hein - Standard-Examiner | May 17, 2023

Paul Grua, Weber State Athletics

Weber State forward Dillon Jones (2) drives against Washington's Keion Brooks Jr. (1) during a season-opening men's baskeball game Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Seattle.

After playing well enough at the NBA G League Elite Camp to earn one of eight invitations to stay in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine, Game 1 is complete and Dillon Jones again had a showing good enough to keep drawing interest.

The Weber State star forward totaled 17 points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals in 21 minutes of the first team scrimmage Wednesday afternoon at the NBA Combine. Jones shot 5 of 10 from the field, including  1 of 2 from the 3-point line, and was 6 of 6 at the foul line.

Jones started his day by drilling a free-throw-line, pull-up jumper. He drove and dished to a teammate for a 3-pointer, and knocked down a wing 3-pointer on a give-and-go inbound play from the baseline. He finished the first half with seven points when he blew by his defender going left in transition for a layup.

Jones got himself to the line early in the second half, including while being fouled on a pull-up 3 in transition. He took a charge in the post, got T’d up as part of a double technical when he handed the ball to a defender who fouled him, and finished his day by putting a defender on his right hip, bullying him to the rim and scoring with his left hand while being fouled.

“Strong game today for Elite Camp callup/Weber St. standout Dillon Jones,” tweeted Jonathan Wasserman, an NBA Draft reporter for Bleacher Report. “Up to 17 points mostly using a combo of 6-6 size, physicality, handles and some two-point touch.”

Utah Jazz beat writer Sarah Todd of the Deseret News reports Jones has had interviews with “a lot” of NBA teams, including the Jazz.

Jones plays again with his team, coached by Toronto Raptors assistant Rico Hines, on Thursday. Coverage of the action is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. MDT on ESPN2.


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