Jones Hangs ‘em Up


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Just months before what would have been his second season in professional basketball, O’Fallon hoops legend Roosevelt Jones announced last Sunday that he is retiring from the sport.

“It’s been difficult for me to make this decision, but with the lingering pain that I have been feeling with my back for years, it has finally come to the point where it is unbearable,” Jones said in a statement. “I play the game 110% all the time and if I’m not able to give that night in and night out, then I am just cheating myself and my teammates.”

Jones announced his decision over social media ahead of another year playing for the Canton Charge, the NBA G-League affiliate for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The guard had most recently played for the Cavalier’s Summer League team earlier in the summer.

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