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Wah Wah Jones

Wallace Clayton Jones

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: July 14, 1926 in Harlan, Kentucky
High School: Harlan in Harlan, Kentucky
College: University of Kentucky
Draft: Washington Capitols, 1st round (8th pick, 8th overall), 1949 BAA Draft
NBA Debut: November 1, 1949

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 60 264 706 .374 264 706 .374 223 297 .751 194 241 751
1950-51 24 INO NBA PF 22 93 237 .392 93 237 .392 61 77 .792 125 85 74 247
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 58 1320 164 524 .313 164 524 .313 102 136 .750 283 150 137 430
Career NBA 140 1320 521 1467 .355 521 1467 .355 386 510 .757 408 429 452 1428

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 60 4.4 11.8 .374 4.4 11.8 .374 3.7 5.0 .751 3.2 4.0 12.5
1950-51 24 INO NBA PF 22 4.2 10.8 .392 4.2 10.8 .392 2.8 3.5 .792 5.7 3.9 3.4 11.2
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 58 22.8 2.8 9.0 .313 2.8 9.0 .313 1.8 2.3 .750 4.9 2.6 2.4 7.4
Career NBA 140 22.8 3.7 10.5 .355 3.7 10.5 .355 2.8 3.6 .757 5.1 3.1 3.2 10.2

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 60 .374 .374 .751
1950-51 24 INO NBA PF 22 .392 .392 .792
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 58 1320 4.5 14.3 .313 4.5 14.3 .313 2.8 3.7 .750 7.7 4.1 3.7 11.7
Career NBA 140 1320 4.5 14.3 .355 14.2 40.0 .355 2.8 3.7 .757 7.7 4.1 3.7 11.7

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 60 .449 .374 .421 4.5 1.4 5.9
1950-51 24 INO NBA PF 22 .456 .392 .325 1.4 0.8 2.1
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 58 1320 13.5 .368 .313 .260 -1.4 2.1 0.8 .028
Career NBA 140 1320 13.5 .422 .355 .348 4.5 4.3 8.8 .028

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 5 22 73 .301 22 73 .301 29 34 .853 22 26 73
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 1 8 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 0 0 0 0 2 2
Career NBA 6 8 23 76 .303 23 76 .303 29 34 .853 0 22 28 75

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 5 4.4 14.6 .301 4.4 14.6 .301 5.8 6.8 .853 4.4 5.2 14.6
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 1 8.0 1.0 3.0 .333 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0
Career NBA 6 8.0 3.8 12.7 .303 3.8 12.7 .303 4.8 5.7 .853 0.0 3.7 4.7 12.5

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 5 .301 .301 .853
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 1 8 4.5 13.5 .333 4.5 13.5 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0
Career NBA 6 8 4.5 13.5 .303 103.5 342.0 .303 0.0 0.0 .853 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1949-50 23 INO NBA PF 5 .415 .301 .466 0.2 0.0 0.2
1951-52 25 INO NBA PF 1 8 -3.4 .333 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.135
Career NBA 6 8 -3.4 .412 .303 .447 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.135

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Wah Wah Jones 5.9 2.1 0.8
Ronald Franz 97.8 5.9 2.1 0.9
Dick Mehen 92.6 5.6 1.9 0.6
Alan Henderson 92.1 6.0 2.0 1.3
Rich Jones 88.9 5.8 1.8 0.2
Larry Krystkowiak 88.7 6.3 2.1 1.4
George Irvine 87.1 5.5 2.5 1.2
George Carter 85.5 6.4 2.2 0.0
Vern Gardner 84.7 5.9 1.6 -0.1
Larry Siegfried 84.5 5.8 3.2 0.5
Harold Pressley 84.2 4.8 2.2 0.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Wah Wah Jones 5.9 2.1 0.8
Dick Mehen 92.6 5.6 1.9 0.6
Vern Gardner 84.7 5.9 1.6 -0.1
P.J. Tucker 82.7 6.1 2.9 0.1
Markieff Morris 82.1 6.4 1.7 1.5
DeMarre Carroll 81.1 5.8 3.1 0.5 0.5 0.1
Larry Sanders 77.2 6.0 1.0 1.0 0.7
Don May 76.2 6.1 2.9 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.0
Don MacLean 73.3 5.6 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.2
Landry Fields 73.2 5.3 3.4 1.1 0.4
Tobias Harris 73.0 4.1 2.4 0.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1948-49 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)

Transactions

March 21, 1949: Drafted by the Washington Capitols in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1949 BAA Draft.

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