Phill Jones biography

Phill Jones

Basketball Player

1974 –


Who is Phill Jones?

Phillip Charles George "Phill" Jones is a New Zealand professional basketball player. Jones who stands at 1.96 metres tall, is the highest New Zealand points scorer in NBL history.

Born in Christchurch, Canterbury, Jones attended Nelson College in 1992, where he was a prefect and a member of the school's 'A' basketball team.

Jones has played in Finland and Italy, and played for the New Zealand Breakers in their debut NBL season. Jones did not play in the 2005 and 2007 New Zealand NBL seasons.

On 10 May 2014, Jones played his 350th game for the Nelson Giants in a 83-94 loss to the Southland Sharks. On 16 May 2014, Jones tied the all-time record for NBL games played. In the Giants' 77-82 loss to the Hawke's Bay Hawks, he played his 361st game, tying the record with NBL great Willie Burton who played from 1985–2006. On 23 May 2014, he broke Burton's record, playing his 362nd game in a 91-82 win over the Manawatu Jets. In 31 minutes of action, he recorded 11 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal.

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Jan 25, 1974
  • New Zealand
  • Nelson College

on July 23, 2013


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