Wali Jones

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Wali Jones
No. 24, 23, 12, 11, 9
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1942-02-14) February 14, 1942 (age 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Overbrook
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Villanova (1961–1964)
NBA draft 1964 / Round: 3 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro playing career 1964–1976
Career history
1964–1965 Baltimore Bullets
19651971 Philadelphia 76ers
19711973 Milwaukee Bucks
1974–1975 Utah Stars (ABA)
1975–1976 Detroit Pistons
1976 Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 6,672 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds 1,471 (2.2 rpg)
Assists 2,099 (3.1 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Walter "Wali" Jones (born February 14, 1942) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) guard.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jones played at Overbrook High School, the same school that had produced Wilt Chamberlain a few years earlier. He played college ball at Villanova University.

In his first NBA season, Jones played for the Baltimore Bullets and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. The next season, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers where he would play for the next six years.

Jones and Hal Greer were the starting guards on the 1966-67 76ers team that also featured Chamberlain, Chet Walker, Lucious Jackson and Billy Cunningham. That team went 68-13 during the regular season, then easily won three playoff series in dethroning the eight-time defending NBA champion Boston Celtics. Jones made the 76ers' starting lineup after Larry Costello tore his Achilles tendon on January 6, 1967.

Later, Jones played for the Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Stars.

Jones' son Askia[1] is the third-leading scorer in Kansas State University basketball history and played briefly in the NBA himself, with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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  1. ^ 40 Nuggets for 40-Team NIT, by Mike Douchant, College Sporting News, published March 11, 2002

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