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2021 NBA Draft: Pelicans select Alabama forward Herbert Jones No. 35 overall

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Alabama Guard Herbert Jones (1)
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2/3/21 MBB Alabama vs LSU Alabama Guard Herbert Jones (1) Photo by Crimson Tide Photos(Crimson Tide Photos | Alabama Athletics)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:39 PM CDT
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BROOKLYN (WAFB) - The Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and SEC Player of the Year Herbert Jones has been selected in the second round, No. 35 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Last season, Jones was named an AP Third Team All-American and was a finalist for the Naismith Trophy Defensive Player of the Year.

During the 2021 season, Jones averaged 11.2 points per game, 6.6 rebounds assist with 3.3, steals with 1.7 and blocks with 1.1. Jones finished his four-year career in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with 129 games played and 101 starts while combining for 947 points, 630 rebounds, 285 assists, 167 steals and 98 blocks.

The senior from Greensboro, Ala., and helped lead Alabama to a 26-7 (16-2 SEC) record, regular-season and SEC Tournament titles and the Tide’s eighth Sweet 16 appearance.

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