Jemerrio Jones is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was born on April 9, 1995 He played college basketball for the New Mexico State Aggies.
Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Jones Jones began focusing on rebounding at a young age.
He tore his ACL as a junior in high school and this limited his college options. Jones ended up at Hill College and averaged 11.7 points per game over two seasons. He broke the NJCAA tournament rebounding record with 72 rebounds in five games. He committed to play at New Mexico State.
He was named the 2017–18 WAC Player of the Year.
As a senior, Jones became the first player since 1997 to record 20+ rebounds in three straight games. He averaged 11.0 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game in his senior year. He was named WAC Tournament Most Valuable Player since he averaged 12.3 points and 18.3 rebounds per game over three tournament games.
After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Jones was selected with the 18th pick of the 2018 NBA G League draft by the Santa Cruz Warriors. Shortly thereafter, he was traded alongside a 2019 first-round pick to the South Bay Lakers for the rights to Serbian player Alen Smailagić. He was added to the training camp roster.
On March 31, 2019, Jones signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. In his NBA debut, Jones had two points, one rebound, and one steal against the New Orleans Pelicans. On April 7, Jones started for the Lakers, grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds in a 113–109 win over the Utah Jazz.
After having been played at several other clubs such as Wisconsin Herd (2019–2020), Delaware Blue Coats (2021), and Wisconsin Herd (2021), On December 21, 2021, Jones returned to the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a 10-day contract.