Thirty-three years after Bobby Jones played his final game in an NBA uniform, the former North Carolina men's basketball player was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Jones played three varsity seasons at UNC from 1971-1974, earning first-team All-America honors as a senior while averaging 16.1 points and 9.8 rebounds
The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 13.7 points and 8.9 rebounds for his North Carolina career. When Jones was a sophomore, he helped UNC advance to the Final Four before falling to Florida State. During that season, he also set an ACC single-season record by shooting 66.8 percent from the floor.
Jones made the 1972 U.S. Olympic team but was denied a gold medal due to a controversial game against the Soviet Union.
After his senior season, Jones was drafted No. 5 overall by the Houston Rockets, but then signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets of the ABA.