Nigel Jones, from Talladega, AL was chosen as the #1 pick in the 2021 The Basketball League (TBL) Draft in Indianapolis, IN. Nigel had a strong showing on Day 2 of the TBL Combine at D1 Factory in Indianapolis, IN and clearly stood out as one of the top talents during the two-day event.
Nigel has been playing professionally in Belize for the Belize City Defenders from 2018-2020. Prior to the Defenders, in 2018 he was invited to work out for the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA G-League along with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.
During the 2018-2019 season in Belize, Nigel finished the season earning 1st team All-NEBL by showcasing his skills with 21 PPG, 8.3 RBG, 3 APG, 1.4 BPG, and 2 SPG. He earned Runner-Up in the leagues MVP votes and was also the Slam Dunk Champion during All-Star weekend.
Last season, Nigel averaged 23.2 PPG, 12 RBG, 4.3 APG, 1.9 BPG, and 2.1 SPG. He once again earned 1st Team All NEPL and the league MVP honors.
Here is a link to his 2018 highlights in Belize.