Sixers rookie Jumaine Jones may never get to the Hall of Fame on his own, but his uniform will.
Jones became the answer to a trivia question Thursday night when he scored the last NBA basket of the 1990s in the Sixers' 108-90 loss to the Trail Blazers.
The game was the last on the schedule for the night, and with all NBA teams taking New Year's Eve off, Jones's three-point bank shot with 3.6 seconds left became the last bucket of 1999.
A 76ers public relations official gathered up the sneakers, his shorts and No. 33 jersey, which will be packed up and sent to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
JUNIOR CIRCUIT?: Word around scouting circles is that there could be as many as six high schoolers who could crack the first round of the draft if they choose to come out. All, however, have indicated they'll be playing college ball instead.
Eddie Griffin of Philadelphia Roman Catholic has committed to Seton Hall, Gerald Wallace of Childersburg, Ala., committed to Alabama, and Darius Miles of East St. Louis, Ill., committed to St. John's.
Regarded a notch below are DeShawn Stevenson of Fresno, Calif., who has committed to Kansas; Buddy Harper, who has committed to Cincinnati; and Alton Ford, who has committed to Houston.