Dillon Jones Wants To Leave A Legacy Behind At Weber State

Feb 27, 2024, 3:22 PM | Updated: 3:37 pm

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State Wildcats forward Dillon Jones sat down with KSL Sports to talk about his experience with Weber State basketball and what’s next in his career.

This season, Jones is averaging 20.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists on 48.9% from the field.

Dillon Jones Returns To Lead Weber State

Jones is Weber State’s leader in four of the five major statistical categories.

After starting the year 5-4, the Wildcats sit fourth in the Big Sky with a record of 18-10.

“I’m more proud of how this year went than any other year,” Jones said. “When the chips were down, we really found a way to turn our season around and get back on the right track. It’s been a crazy year but I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

Dillon Jones As An NBA Prospect

Last summer, Jones participated in the G League and NBA Draft Combine.

He ultimately decided to return for another year with the Wildcats but Jones said that the experience was everything he could’ve asked for.

“The main thing it did for me was give me the platform to show that I can play against higher level competition,” Jones said. “I’ve always had that belief in myself. But for the world, that was important to see that I can belong there.”

Weber State has competed in collegiate basketball since 1962.

Jones has already cemented himself as one of the Wildcat greats, but he said that he still has goals to meet in his final year.

Jones said that of course he wants to win a championship, but he wants to be remembered as a player who stood on his morals and never took the easy way out.

“I want to be remembered as a player that stood on what I believed in,” Jones said. “When I came in, I said that I wanted to be a part of a program where I can be successful, the team can be successful, and I can have a chance to be a pro. Once those things were presented to me, I didn’t go back on that word.”

Jones is currently projected to be a late-first or early-second-round draft pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports

Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

Take us with you, wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Weber State Wildcats


Kyle Ireland

Former Weber State DE Jonah Williams Signs With Minnesota Vikings

Former Weber State defensive lineman Jonah Williams signed a free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings after three years with the L.A. Rams.

1 month ago


Kyle Ireland

CB Taron Johnson Signs Record Deal With Buffalo Bills

Former Weber State standout Taron Johnson signed a record three-year extension to remain with the Buffalo Bills through the 2027 season.

1 month ago


Kyle Ireland

Sua Opeta Signs With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Weber State offensive lineman and NFL free agent Sua Opeta agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1 month ago


Kyle Ireland

Weber State Eliminated From Big Sky Tourney With Loss To Montana St.

Weber State allowed Montana State to score 66 points in the second half and was eliminated from the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

1 month ago


Brian Preece

Weber State Senior Named Big Sky MVP, Unanimous First-Team Selection

Weber State senior Dillon Jones has earned Big Sky Most Valuable Player recognition and a unanimous first-team all-conference selection.

2 months ago


Kyle Ireland

Weber State Closes Out Regular Season With Loss To Montana State

The Weber State men’s basketball team suffered a loss to the Montana State Bobcats in the Wildcats' regular season finale.

2 months ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Dillon Jones Wants To Leave A Legacy Behind At Weber State