Only A Game Published by Only A Game After College Career Cut Short, Derrick Jones Jr. Stakes His NBA Claim Listen 7 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/743477/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Derrick Jones Jr. planned to spend multiple years at UNLV before going pro. But an NCAA decision forced Jones Jr. to leave college earlier than he wanted. He needed somewhere else to develop. So he embraced the D-League.