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Dahntay Jones Time To Fly MIX by LONGER

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Published on May 12, 2009

Dahntay Lavall Jones (born December 27, 1980 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. Originally a student at Rutgers University, Jones transferred to Duke University to play alongside his boyhood Jersey friend Jay Williams who encouraged him to join him in Durham, North Carolina. He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (20th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft, and his rights were later traded, along with the rights to Troy Bell, to the Grizzlies for the rights to Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Banks. Jones played his first four professional seasons for the Grizzlies, averaging 3.7 points per game.

Jones grew up in Hamilton Square, New Jersey[1] and starred in Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County from 1995-1998.[2] He averaged 24 points and 9 rebounds as a senior and was named as a McDonald's All-America honorable mention.

Even though Jones enjoyed a career season in 2007, no team signed him until on September 26, 2007, Jones signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Boston Celtics,[3] but was later waived by the team on October 25, 2007.[4]

Jones was signed by the Sacramento Kings on December 10, 2007.[5] He was waived on February 16, 2008. Jones signed with the Denver Nuggets in July 2008 for the 2008-09 season.[6]

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