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    TNT Katropa taps former NBA player Terrence Jones for Commissioner's Cup

    May 5, 2019
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    TNT Katropa is out to make a statement in the coming PBA Commissioner's Cup.

    The Katropa tapped former Houston Rocket Terrence Jones to reinforce their campaign in the mid-season conference that kicks off on May 19.

    A top TnT official confirmed the signing of Jones on Sunday.

    The 27-year-old Jones was the Rockets' first round pick (18th overall) in the 2012 draft and played for the team until 2016.

    Just recently, he returned to Houston for a pair of 10-day contracts, but was never renewed heading to the playoffs.

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      In between he also suited up for the New Orleans Pelicans and the Milwaukee Bucks.

      Jones likewise had stints in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and the NBA G-League.

      The native of Portland entered the NBA with glowing credentials, having been a sought-after player in high school, who later on became a vital cog of the Kentucky Wildcats team that won the 2012 NCAA national championship.

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      He also made history in the 2012 NBA draft as one of six Wildcats who entered the pros along with Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, and Darius Miller.

      All six of them were drafted, setting a record for most players from one school to be selected in the NBA draft.

      Jones thriced averaged in double figures during his NBA stint, twice with the Rockets (12.1 ppg in 2013-14 and 11.7 in 2014-15) and with the Pelicans (11.5 in 2016-17).

      He also suited up in the playoffs for the Rockets from 2013 to 2015.

      Jeremy Tyler and Joshua Smith were TnT's imports during the same conference last year, but only reached the quarterfinals after being booted out by the San Miguel Beermen in two games.

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