Herbert Jones: 3 things to know about the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball player
Herbert Jones is a coach's son.
His dad, Walter, was his head coach at Sunshine High School, and Walter was an assistant coach for Herbert's teams at Hale County High School.
Jones arrived at Alabama in 2017-18 as a freshman and made an immediate impact starting 13 times his first year. As a junior, Jones was named to the 2019-20 Southeastern Conference All-Defensive Team.
Here is some basic information on Herbert Jones:
- Height: 6 feet, 8 inches
- Weight: 210 pounds
- Age: 22 years old
- Birthday: Oct. 6, 1998
- Hometown: Greensboro, Alabama
- High Schools: Hale County High School in Moundville, Alabama; Sunshine High School in Newbern, Alabama
- Parents: Walter Sr. and Verlander Jones
Find out three more things about Alabama men's basketball player Herbert Jones.
Herbert Jones' brother, Walter, played basketball at Alabama A&M, UTRGV
Herbert Jones' older brother, Walter Jones Jr., played on the men's basketball team at Alabama A&M from 2018-20. Jones sat out the 2017-18 season after he transferred there from Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he played from 2015-17.
As a senior in 2019-20, Walter Jones Jr. played in nine games with 21 points and 18 rebounds for Alabama A&M. His last year at UTRGV in 2016-17, Jones played in 30 games and started four times while playing 11 minutes per game with 1.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
"Like in basketball that’s who I tried to model my game after," Herbert Jones said of Walter Jr. to Bama Insider in 2017.
Before Walter's college career, he and Herbert were high school teammates at Sunshine High School.
Herbert Jones missed 3 games in 2020 with a wrist injury
Herbert Jones broke his left wrist during a game against LSU on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. He underwent surgery on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Andrews Sports Medicine/St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
He missed the ensuing three games — against Arkansas, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Jones returned for Alabama's game against Auburn on Feb. 12 and played seven minutes and played in each game the rest of the season. He had a large, black cast on his left wrist upon his return.
Herbert Jones wrist injury:Alabama basketball's Herb Jones out 'indefinitely' after wrist surgery Saturday
Herbert Jones calls LSU's Trendon Watford 'my best friend'
"He’s my best friend, I grew up with him, (we) played on the same AAU team, so I know him pretty well," Jones said of Watford in 2020. "We talk all the time, almost every day talked to him yesterday, (but) we don’t really talk about the basketball-side of thing. We keep it on the friendship-side."
Watford is two years behind Jones in school.
When they were AAU teammates, Watford wore No. 1 and Jones wore No. 20, according to AAU Stats. Jones now wears No. 1 for Alabama, and Watford wears No. 2 for LSU.
"It would’ve been cool to have him here, but he made his decision and he’s been doing well down there," Jones said in 2020 of wanting Watford to come to Alabama
In 2017, both were named Alabama Sports Writers Association boys basketball players of the year with Jones honored in Class 4A and Watford recognized in Class 7A.
Here's more Herbert Jones news:
- Herbert Jones:How Alabama's one-handed Herb Jones showed 'warrior' approach returning to the floor against Auburn
- Left wrist injury:Herb Jones continues to excite while playing through wrist rehab amid Alabama's late-season push
- Herbert Jones:Alabama’s Herb Jones embodies ‘hard-hat’ culture Oats is creating in first season
- Herb Jones, Trendon Watford:Alabama's Herbert Jones looks forward to 'friendly competition' against LSU's Trendon Watford
Here's a link to the Herbert Jones bio on the Alabama men's basketball website.
Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.