Bobby Jones  1989

College and pro basketball star. Played at UNC, 1972–1974. Second-team all-ACC, 1973; first-team, 1974. Second-team AP all-American, 1974. Mobile 6-ft.-9-in. forward/center. Averaged 13.7 points and 8.9 rebounds in 92 college contests. Member of 1972 silver medal–winning U.S. Olympic team. Played 1975–1976 with Denver, leading ABA in field goal percentage. ABA all-rookie, 1975. Second-team all-ABA, 1976. Traded to Philadelphia, 1979, playing until retirement in 1986. Key player for 1983 NBA champs. Won Sixth Man Award, 1982–1983. Led NBA in field goal percentage, 1978. Only player to lead ABA and NBA in category. Considered best defensive forward in pro history. First-team all-defensive team, 1977–1984; second-team, 1985. Averaged 14.9 points per game in 167 ABA games, 11.5 points in 774 NBA games. ABA All-Star Game, 1976, NBA All-Star Game, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982. Averaged 11.6 points per game in 125 NBA play-off games. Coach at Charlotte Christian Academy. Born 1951, Charlotte.