September 9, 2011

Former Eagle Josh Jones to Try Out With NBA D-League

Josh Jones was the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association Player of the Year, North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, and the undisputed leader of the Eagles during the 2010-11 season. Jones finished his career at Husson with 947 points in just two years, capping out his career averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game, while shooting over 50% in his Senior season. But a successful collegiate career is not enough for the 6'4" 24-year-old from Jefferson, ME; Josh Jones is trying to go pro. 

Jones as already signed an NBA Developmental League Contract after a two-day national tryout in Louisville, KY. Signing a contract however doesn't guarantee him a spot on a D-League roster next season. He will try out with 5 teams in the league, begining with the Maine Red Claws based in Portland, and finishing up in California. 

Josh has been working out all summer on the Husson University campus, and feels like he can transition to a bigger, faster game at a higher level. Case in point, a player who often D'd up Power Forwards and even Centers in the NAC will make the move to Shooting Guard. The change isn't phasing him, "I've definitely extending my game a lot since my senior year at Husson. I have the confidence in my game right now."

Warren Caruso, his Head Coach while playing at Husson, had these words to say in wishing him well, "Josh has a great passion to become a professional athlete and is driven to succeed.  We are proud of how hard he has worked to create this opportunity.  He had a great career with us and we believe in his abilities to continues his basketball career professionally."  

For all information concerning Josh Jones as he continues his quest to play professional basketball, be sure to check in with athletics.husson.edu for the most current information.