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Marion Jones seeking a pro basketball career

Published on November 30, 2009


Marion Jones Marion Jones is training for a professional basketball career in Europe according to Fanhouse.com. The former world champion track and field athlete trains in San Antonio. She helped North Carolina win the NCAA basketball championship in 1994 when she was just a freshman. She red-shirted her sophomore basketball season to concentrate on track.

She was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2003 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury.

After admitting in 2007 that she took illegal steroids before the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, Jones was sentenced to six months in jail. She began serving her sentence on March 7, 2008. She left imprisonment on September 5, 2008.

February 9, 1994: Marion Jones of the North Carolina Tar Heels in action during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at University Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport


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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Scamp says:

    It's been 15 years, but I still remember that game for two reasons. First, Charlotte Smith's winning three-point shot at the buzzer. Second, how Marion Jones FLEW down the court on offense.

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