Eddie Charles Jones On October 20, 1971, a woman named Francis Thigpen gave birth to a very talented and healthy son named Eddie Charles Jones. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. Eddie grew up with his mother, father, and two older brothers named Cedric and Derek, in Pompano Beach, Florida. As Eddie grew up he became fond with basketball. He played it with his brothers every day and night. Although he always lost, he never gave up. He tried harder every time. He admired Dr.
J from the Sixers very much. He considered him as his basketball hero and favorite player. He went to high school at Ely in Pompano Beach, Florida. Where he became the best all city player. When Eddie was 16 his parents got divorced. Temple College offered him a scholarship to play basketball.
Coach John Chaney was impressed with Eddie’s talents and offered him to be the captain of the team. As stunned as Eddie was he proudly accepted the offer. Eddie had become one of the Atlantic top ten player of the year. With a scoring average of 19.2 points per game, 1.5 blocks, 5.4 steels, 7.3 rebounds, and a field goal percentage of .470. Eddie’s father died from cancer when Eddie was 19.
Eddie was very mad because they were so close together. After his father’s death, Eddie’s college career had crashed. He was ineligible to score a 700 on his SAT. Which forced him to give up his freshmen year of College basketball. With the help of his best friend Aron McKie and Coach John Chaney, Eddie went to summer school and earned a degree.
Then in 1994 he was the 10th overall Draft pick for the NBA. He was drafted to the Los Angeles Lakers. Sports and Games.