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Mookie Jones

Mookie Jones
College Syracuse
Sport Basketball
Position Forward
Jersey # 21
Class Graduated
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Nationality USA
Born February 22, 1990
Peekskill, NY
High school Peekskill High School

Theodore Mookie Jones (born February 22, 1990) is a 6'6", 190 lbs. forward who played basketball for the Syracuse Orange from 2008-2011.

Early life

In his senior season at Peekskill High School, Jones averaged 20.1 points per game and was named to the 2008 First-Team Journal News Westchester/Putnam All-Star team. The New York State Sportswriters Association named him 2008 First-Team Class A All-State.[1] In his Junior year Jones lead Peekskill to the 2007 class A State Title over a Glens Falls team led by current Sacramento Kings/BYU guard Jimmer Fredette. Jones played AAU with current West Virginia forward Kevin Jones.


Jones had offers from Rutgers, DePaul, Marquette and St. Johns before settling on Syracuse.[2]


Jones would make his debut against Le Moyne, playing 10 minutes and scoring three points.[3] The freshman would make his biggest impact in an 86-51 win against Colgate on December 1, 2008, as he played 21 minutes and scored nine points.[4] On January 26, 2009, it was announced that Jones had suffered a muscle tear in his right hip and would miss the remainder of the season. He received a medical redshirt.[5]


During the Nov 24, 2009 game against Cornell Jim Boeheim approached Jones and had words with him. Mookie then got up and flung his headband as he disappeared into the tunnel leading to the locker room. Jones reapeared with 90 seconds left in the game to shake hands with Cornell. When reporters were allowed in the Syracuse locker room Jones was not at his locker.[6] Jones cleared things up with Boeheim following the game and would go on to score 12 points in just 14 minutes the following game in a 85-60 win over Columbia.[7]


In 2012 Theodore (Mookie) Jones decided he was "done playing for Syracuse" after he was suspended by the university for a year after being accused of cyberbullying in the fall of 2011. The suspension would put Jones’ eligibility as a student-athlete in jeopardy. Jones left the team and university in the winter of 2012.



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