Trey McKinney-Jones To Play In Japan

Former Pacers shooting guard Trey McKinney-Jones will play in Japan during the 2018/19 season, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. As Carchia relays, the Chiba Jets recently announced the signing of McKinney-Jones.

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McKinney-Jones, who went undrafted out of Miami in 2013, has bounced around since then, playing for professional teams in France, Israel, and Hungary, along with multiple G League stints. A handful of productive years for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants earned the 28-year-old a look from the Pacers last season. He spent training camp with Indiana, then signed a 10-day contract with the club during the season.

Although McKinney-Jones made his NBA debut last season, it was brief — he played just 74 seconds during his first and only game for the Pacers on February 23. He spent most of the year in Fort Wayne, averaging 12.0 PPG on .511/.403/.768 shooting in 36 G League contests (26.9 MPG). McKinney-Jones also played for the Spurs in the Las Vegas and Utah Summer Leagues this July.

This is the second time this week we’ve passed along word of a former NBA player heading to Japan for the coming season. Big man Jeff Ayres will reportedly spend the year with the Ryukyu Golden Kings.

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