Colby Jones was born to his parents, Chad Jones and Lesley Bryant, on May 28, 2002, in Birmingham, Ala.
Colby Everette Jones is an American college basketball player for the Xavier Musketeers of the Big East Conference.
The collegiate shooting guard attended Pinson Valley High School and transferred to Mountain Brook High School after two his sophomore year at Pinson.
After high school, he committed to play for Xavier, despite offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and UAB.
Jones performed exceptionally well in both the offensive and defensive departments for the Xavier University Musketeers.
He declared his name for the 2023 NBA draft after his junior year, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.
The Alabama native is projected to become this year’s draft’s late first-round or second-round pick.
Colby Jones Parents And Siblings
One of the top prospects for the 2023 NBA draft, Colby Jones’ parents, Lesley and Chad, have always been very supportive of their son’s passion for basketball.
Colby’s father, Chad, had a major role in shaping his son’s career. Chad is a former collegiate basketball player who played for the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
However, his basketball career possibly ended after his collegiate years, as there is no information about him playing professionally after UAB.
But Chad made sure his son’s basketball career did not end after college and trained Colby from a young age.
Similarly, Colby’s mother, Lesley, also played her role in supporting her son.
Besides, he has four siblings, Marcus, Cairon, Trent, and Christian.
Cairon (C.J.) is also a professional basketball player. He played his collegiate basketball as a shooting guard at Arkansas and Middle Tennessee State.
C.J. also played with ZEEUW & ZEEUW FEYWNOORD in the 2021-22 season.
Colby Jones In The 2023 NBA Draft
The collegiate skilled combo guard with a variety of skills made his way to Chicago for the 2023 NBA Draft Combine.
But Jones chose not to participate in the five-on-five scrimmages or the physical testing (vertical leap, shuttle run, lane agility, three-quarter court sprint). However, he had his measurements taken at the combine.
The 6-foot-4.5 college athlete was interviewing with the NBA teams and going through a workout during agency pro day for the most part of the combine.
At the combine, Jones believed the team he interviewed gave him positive feedback on his playing style.
“The teams I met with just like that, I’m the connector on offense. I do a lot of different things on offense and defense and just making those hustle plays, all of the dirty plays. They like my motor,” Jones said.
“As far as getting better, they just want me to continue to shoot the 3 ball so that I can shoot that and just be aggressive at all times. I feel like that’s what they’re really looking for.”
Jones is ranked 29 among the 2023 Top 100 Prospects and is projected to be picked in the first or second round.
Some mock drafters believe the Indiana Pacers, who have three first-round picks, are interested in Jones.
While some have put forward another possibility of him being picked as No. 28 by the Utah Jazz.