Derrick Jones Jr.

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15, 1997
Chester, PA
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15, 1997 (age 22)
Chester, PA


Undrafted free agent of the Phoenix Suns who had multiple NBA Development League stints during his rookie season. He became more of a name after competing in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, losing in the finals to Glenn Robinson III.

Before Fame

He played one year for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels before a controversy over a test forced him to enter the NBA draft early.


He was a member of the Sacramento Kings 2016 Summer League squad before signing with the Suns but was unable to play in the tournament due to an injury.

Family Life

He has a brother named Lakeem Johnson and two sisters, Dej'sha Jones and On'Jesha Jones. His parents are Derrick Sr. and Otiesse Jones.

Associated With

He also competed against Aaron Gordon and DeAndre Jordan in the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest.