Douglas Aja, NSS

On January 14, North Carolina Central University unveiled a bronze sculpture of Sam Jones prior to the start of NCCU men’s basketball game. Douglas Aja, NSS created the sculpture of the basketball great. Jones starred for NCCU, then North Carolina College in the 1950s, before going on to become one of the NBA’s all-time greats while playing for the Boston Celtics. Aja says, “It’s always nice to have artwork permanently displayed in a public place. This one is extra special; Sam was a good friend and I’m glad to play a small part in keeping his memory alive.” Read More on NC ABC11

Pictured: Sam Jones’ sons, Michael and Aubre, standing next to the sculpture.