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Walter 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.

Wali Jones
Personal information
Born (1942-02-14) February 14, 1942 (age 77)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolOverbrook
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeVillanova (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 3 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1964–1976
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number24, 23, 12, 11, 9
Career history
1964–1965Baltimore Bullets
19651971Philadelphia 76ers
19711973Milwaukee Bucks
1974–1975Utah Stars
1975–1976Detroit Pistons
1976Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points6,672 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,471 (2.2 rpg)
Assists2,099 (3.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Born in Philadelphia, Jones played at Overbrook High School, the same school that had produced Wilt Chamberlain a few years earlier. He played college ball for coach Jack Kraft 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 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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