Jahmal Jones Signs One-Year Contract In Estonia & FIBA Europe Cup
TORONTO, July 28, 2016 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Jahmal Jones has signed a one-year contract with Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev, who will play in FIBA Europe Cup, The Baltic League, and the Estonian Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML).
Jones, a 6’0” point guard, is coming off of his first professional season with Turi Svitavy in the Czech Republic, where he ranked 3rd in the league in both assists and steals, while leading his club to the playoffs. He finished the season averaging 14.7 points, 5.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. Jones finished the season as a two-time Euroasket.com All-Czech Republic NBL Player of the Week and was named a Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic NBL Honourable Mention.
A Mississauga, Ontario native, Jones played for Mississauga Secondary School prior to starting his collegiate career at Ryerson University in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). In his first season with the Rams, Jones was selected as a First-Team Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Conference East Division All-Star and was named to both the OUA East and CIS All-Rookie teams. That season, he led all CIS rookies in scoring with 17.2 points per game and ranked 5th in the CIS with 56 total steals. Jones was one of the OUA Conference leaders in scoring and assists for the remainder of his collegiate career. In his final year at Ryerson, Jones ranked 5th in the country with 5.3 assists per game, was selected to the CIS All-Canadian Second Team, and led the Rams to a third place finish at the CIS Final 8 Tournament. After five productive seasons, Jones finished his collegiate career as Ryerson’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,773 total points and is the university’s all-time leader in both assists (452) and steals (194).
Jones had the opportunity to represent Canada on the Development Men’s National Team at the World University Games in both 2011 and 2015. In 2015, he helped lead the team to the quarterfinals, where they lost to the eventual silver medal-winning German team.
Jones is looking forward to continue building his career in Europe and playing internationally this season.
“I am thankful to have another opportunity to play overseas,” said Jones. “I am excited to be able to compete for Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev in Estonia but also internationally in FIBA Cup and the Baltic League.”
Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev finished the 2015-2016 Estonian season with a record of 19-13, while finishing 6-6 in Baltic League play.
For more information and individual box scores for Jahmal throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/jahmal-jones.
Photo courtesy of http://www.basketbal.svitavy.cz.