A graduate of San Francisco’s Commerce High School, K.C. Jones was a member of the 1954-5 and 1955-6 University of San Francisco NCAA basketball champions. K.C. Jones is credited with revolutionizing the concept of defense in college basketball. Selected to the All-America team of 1956, he was also a member of the gold-medal-winning United States Olympic team of 1956. A star performer for the Boston Celtics dynasty, he won eight championships during his nine seasons, from 1958-59 to 1966-67.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Plaque location: University of San Francisco