Thursday, October 30, 2008
Efes Pilsen announced Dwayne Jones
Efes Pilsen announced the signing of Dwayne Jones(2.11-PF/C) who played for Cleveland for the last 2 seasons in order to replace the injured Mario Kasun.
Jones graduated from St Josephs. In 2004-05, Jones was the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, and a member of the All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive year. He ranked fifth in rebounds (11.6) and blocks (3.0) in the nation, and led the Atlantic 10 in both categories. Although scoring was never his strongest skill he is a formidable presence in the low-post defensively.
He was signed by the Timbewolves in 2005 and after a short pass via the Florida Flame he was traded to Boston and from there to Cleveland. In his last season in the NBA he averaged 1.4 points and 2.5 rebounds rebounds in 56 games.