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Mr. Basketball’s Jones named hard-hitting coach


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) — Seminole Associate Head Coach Stan Jones, who was inducted into the College Basketball Assistant Coach Hall of Fame in 2019, has been named one of the Division’s Most Influential Coaches. I by Silver Waves Media.

For more than 20 years, Jones has been an integral part of elevating the Florida State program to elite status within the ACC and across the country. The Seminoles are one of the most respected programs in the country that have won two ACC championships, played in eight NCAA tournaments and had 22 players as NBA Draft Picks or players who played in the NBA since Jones became one of the program’s architects. in 2002.

With Jones working alongside head coach Leonard Hamilton at Florida State, nine players were selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, five of whom earned NBA Draft lottery status.

Silver Waves editors said, “The Atlantic Coast Conference’s longest-serving assistant coach, Stan Jones is entering his 21st season at Florida State. Jones’ 20+ years in the ACC earned him a reputation as an elite strategist, developer, and scout. His veteran leadership carried the Seminoles to a long list of consistent national success. While in Tallahassee, the Seminoles won an ACC Tournament Championship, an ACC Regular Season Championship, eight NCAA National Tournament appearances, including four Sweet 16s. In 2019, CoachStat.net named Jones the top assistant coach in college basketball. . Jones has helped over 50 Seminoles become professional players. Jones’ career record as an assistant coach at FSU is 417-242 (.633).

Florida State is the fourth-winningest program in the ACC since 2012, when the Seminoles won the first ACC championship in school history.

Going into the 2022-23 season, Florida State has produced an ACC record four straight sixth ACC Men of the Year (Mfiondu Kabengele, 2019; Patrick Williams, 2020; Scottie Barnes, 2021; Matthew Cleveland, 2022) – with Kabengele, Williams and Barnes being first-round picks in the NBA draft. Barnes was named the 2022 NBA Rookie of the Year, while Kabengele led the Houston Rockets-affiliated Rio Grande Vipers to the 2022 NBA G League Championship.

Barnes, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, was named to the All-NBA Rookie Team while Barnes (Toronto Raptors), Williams (Chicago Bulls), Malik Beasley (Minnesota Timberwolves), Trent Forest (Utah Jazz), Terance Mann (Los Angeles Clippers) and Devin Vassell (San Antonio Spurs) led their teams to the NBA Playoffs.

Jones was also instrumental in Florida State’s incredible graduation rate, with 72 of 74 (0.973%) Seminoles who played their four-year career as Seminoles graduating from Florida State University. . Junior Caleb Mills (BSc Social Science) and Harrison Prieto (MSc Meteorology) will graduate during FSU commencement drills on July 29.

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