Dontae' Jones

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This article is about Dontae' Jones, a retired NBA player. For similarly named active NBA player, see Dahntay Jones.
Dontae' Jones
Personal information
Born (1975-06-02) June 2, 1975 (age 41)
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Stratford (Nashville, Tennessee)
College
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1997–present
Position Small forward
Career history
1997–1998 Boston Celtics
1999–2000 La Crosse Bobcats
2000–2001 Memphis Houn'Dawgs
2001-2002 Toros de Aragua
2001–2003 Pompea Napoli
2003 Vaqueros de Bayamón
2003–2004 Apollon Patras
2004–2007 Anyang SBS Stars·KT&G Kites
2007–2008 Yunnan Bulls
2008–2009 Beijing Ducks
2009–2010 Halcones UV Xalapa
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dontae' Antijuaine Jones (born June 2, 1975) is an American professional basketball player, formerly of the Boston Celtics of the NBA.

Jones played college basketball at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he is the Tigers' all-time leading scorer, rebounder, and shot blocker,#32 jersey has been retired.[1] before transferring to Mississippi State University to finish his college career. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1996 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament after leading Mississippi State in their win over top-ranked University of Kentucky in the SEC tournament championship game. Later that year he led Mississippi State to the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, picking up a Regional MVP honor along the way. Jones, along with his 95/96 Bulldog teammates, was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

He was selected out of Mississippi State University as the 21st pick by the New York Knicks in the 1996 NBA Draft but was traded, along with Walter McCarty, John Thomas and Scott Brooks to the Celtics in exchange for Chris Mills shortly before the 1997-98 season began (he had previously taken part in no games in 1996-97 with the Knicks due to a foot injury).

After his NBA season, Jones played for the Memphis Houn'Dawgs in the American Basketball Association (ABA), and in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Korea and China.

An apostrophe was intentionally placed on the end of his first name by his mother for distinctiveness.[2]

As of November 2012 he has been working as the PROGRAM Director at the Nashville Youth Basketball Association(NYBA), which is designed to help all middle Tennessee area and Nashville city youth in Metro Nashville improve their basketball skills.[3]

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