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Rockets to sign undrafted free agent Mason Jones

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The Houston Rockets signed one of the best scorers in the country in Mason Jones. 

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Following the 2020 NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets signed undrafted free agent Mason Jones from Arkansas on a two-way contract, according to ESPN’s draft analyst Jonathan Givony.

Jones spent two seasons playing for the Razorbacks where he became one of the nation’s top collegiate scorers during the 2019-20 season.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Texas averaged a team-high 22.0 points shooting 45.3 percent from the floor, 35.1 percent from behind the arc, while leading the SEC in scoring.

During a mid-December contest against Tulsa, Jones scored a career-high 41 points in a 98-79 victory for the Razorbacks. Prior to his arrival in Arkansas in 2018, Jones played his freshman year at Connors State College, where he averaged 15.5 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Cowboys.

In addition, the Rockets also added Kenyon Martin Jr. with their 52nd overall pick in the second round of Thursday’s draft.

Unless the Rockets decide to hit the rebuild button prior to the start of the season, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers will likely have one of the most exciting young teams in the G-League with the addition of Jones and Martin.