Duke Skywalka – Also Known As Dazeran Jones
Duke Skywalka (known professionally as Dazeran Jones), an American professional basketball player and actor. He currently belongs to the Ballislife East Coast Squad and has participated in motion capture acting sessions for NBA 2K video game.
Jack Harlow co-stars alongside Sinqua Walls in the 2023 remake of White Men Can’t Jump alongside Sinqua Walls, Lance Reddick, Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier, Tamera “Tee” Kissen and rapper Vince Staples – among many other cast members.
Early Life and Education
Dazeran Jones was born December 25th 1993 in United States. He is best known for his appearance in 2023 film remake “White Men Can’t Jump”, where he plays as part of Ballislife East Coast Squad and its streetball team; additionally he has performed Motion Capture acting work for basketball video game NBA 2K24.
He attended Steinert High School, where he excelled as a highly-skilled basketball player – earning a McDonald’s All-America honorable mention as a senior and averaging 24 points and nine rebounds per game; eventually earning himself a scholarship to Rutgers University.
Jones has extensive coaching experience at both youth and college basketball levels. Beginning his coaching career in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, followed by stints at Pepperdine under Paul Westphal and Louisville under Rick Pitino, Jones has taken an array of coaching roles throughout his career.
Jones became a professional with Shiga Lakes of Japan’s B-League after college, as well as playing for Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies of NBA.
Jones played on the team that won the 2005 NBA Finals before spending four seasons with Memphis before getting released earlier this year.
Jones recently signed on with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League and made his debut against Delaware 87ers on October 29, scoring three points and collecting one rebound during their 115-124 loss.
Jones is a professional basketball player and social media influencer best known as part of the Ballislife East Coast Squad and for performing motion capture acting for NBA 2K.
Achievement and Honors
Dazeran Jones is an American basketball player best known for his roles in the 2023 film remake White Men Can’t Jump and as part of popular streetball team Ballislife East Coast squad. Additionally, he has done motion capture acting for NBA 2K24 video game.
Jones is not only successful on the court but is also quickly emerging as an emerging star off it. His viral moments on social media have garnered millions of views and landed several acting roles.
Jones earned Conference USA All-First Team recognition this season and became just the tenth Panther ever to score 500+ points in a single year – currently sitting second among his league.
Dazeran Jones is an accomplished basketball player renowned for both his on-court skill and social media presence. Additionally, he serves as an actor and influencer; his Instagram handle dukeskywalka has garnered much popularity on Instagram; while playing for Ballislife East Coast squad and even Motion Capture acting for NBA 2K!
Jones has built his career on his unique style of play and continues to inspire an ever-widening audience. He attributes his success to hard work and dedicating the necessary hours.
Jones has also taken part in several park takeovers – an enduring social media trend among players with dedicated fan bases that gives spectators an opportunity to witness raw basketball without all the politics and compromised personnel that has plagued high school hoops in recent years.
Jones began his NBA Development League career after making a brief stop with the Brooklyn Nets, and made his first debut for Grand Rapids Drive against Delaware 87ers on December 4th 2014. In that game he scored 13 points and two rebounds before falling by an 115-841 scoreline.
Jones joined the Los Angeles Clippers on a 10-day contract and played his debut game in January 2015 against Cleveland Cavaliers (128-99 loss). During that game he posted 13 points and two rebounds.
Jones currently serves as assistant player development coach for the Los Angeles Clippers, while also being an influential voice – garnering an ever-increasing following through his Ballislife park and gym takeovers. Jones serves as an influential role model to young basketball players while making a positive difference among his target audience.