Former Duck Fred Jones to be inducted into Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor

Former Oregon standout Fred Jones will be inducted into the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor. Jones was the captain of the Ducks team that won the 2010 Pac-10 championship and advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament.

Jones is remembered fondly for his flashy dunks during his time at Oregon and he’s tied for seventh all-time in total points scored. Jones also put together the third-highest scoring season in Oregon history with 650 during the 2001-02 season. Currently, Jones ranks in the top 10 in several statistical categories including assists (seventh), steals (fifth), blocked shots (T-fifth), field goals (10th) and free throws (seventh).

The Barlow High alum was a 2002 All-Pac-10 selection and was named team MVP for the 2001-02 season. He was a first round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers and played eight seasons in the NBA, highlighted by the 2004-05 season in which he averaged a career high 10.6 points per game and shot 85 percent from the free throw line.

Jones became the only Oregon player to win an NBA Slam Dunk Contest when he won in 2004 as a member of the Indiana Pacers. Following his NBA career, Jones played two seasons professionally overseas (Italy, China).

Jones and 11 other inductees will be honored March 14 during the Pac-12 Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

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