Jones was drafted in the second round by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 35th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. He rose up draft boards with his 2021 SEC Player of the Year season and hasn't stopped improving now that he's in the NBA.
Jones is on the brink of joining elite company this season in New Orleans. After playing his way into a starting role and averaging almost 30 minutes per game as a rookie, he has made quite the name for himself on the stat sheet.
After one of the best seasons in Alabama men's basketball history, senior Herb Jones has announced he will enter into the upcoming NBA Draft. Jones joins fellow senior John Petty in the NBA Draft pool, due to the pandemic seniors had the option to return to universities for an additional year.
The Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team concluded its season with an 88-78 overtime loss to No. 11 UCLA in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament last night. For the Alabama Crimson Tide the Sweet 16 was the furthest the program had been since 2004.