Mason Jones not selected in NBA draft

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Arkansas guard Mason Jones (15) dribbles around a Vanderbilt defender during an SEC Tournament game Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Arkansas guard Mason Jones (15) dribbles around a Vanderbilt defender during an SEC Tournament game Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.

Former Arkansas guard Mason Jones was not selected in Wednesday’s NBA draft, but he has signed a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets.

The Associated Press co-SEC player of the year in 2020, Jones was projected to be a late second-round draft pick, according to mock drafts from ESPN (52), Sports Illustrated (57) and The Athletic (58).

He is the first Arkansas player since Michael Qualls in 2015 to go undrafted after declaring with eligibility remaining.

Jones was a unanimous first-team All-SEC selection in 2019-20 after averaging 23.6 points per game in conference play. The DeSoto, Texas, native became the first Razorback to win the SEC scoring title.

Former Arkansas guard Isaiah Joe was selected Wednesday by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round, 49th overall.

One of Arkansas coach Eric Musselman's former players, Jalen Harris, was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 59th pick. Harris redshirted in Musselman's final season at Nevada in 2018-19.

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