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Jones, Dahntay
Background

2005-2006: Appeared in all four games of the playoff series against Dallas, and scored eight points in Game 2 and seven in Game 4 • During the regular season, had six games with 10+ points and three games with 3+ steals • Led the team in rebounds once, steals eight times and blocks five times • Scored a season-high 13 points on Apr. 19/06 at Minnesota, and added four rebounds and two assists • Scored his 500th career point on Mar. 21/06 vs. Indiana • Had 10 points on Mar. 5/06 at L.A. Clippers and 11 points the next night in Denver, marking the only time he scored in double figures in consecutive games • Had a season-high seven rebounds on Feb. 11/06 at L.A. Lakers • Had a season-high four assists on Dec. 21/05 vs. Portland.

2004-05: Scored in double figures five times, had 20+ points once and led the team in scoring once • Grizzlies went 4-3 in his seven starts • Activated on April 3 and had 10 points on 4-5 shooting from the field and four rebounds that night against the Los Angeles Lakers • Placed on the injured list on March 18 due to left quadricep tendinitis on March 18 • Placed on the injured list with left knee tendinitis on February 25 • Scored a career-high 23 points on February 9 @ Philadelphia • Scored 17 points, including a perfect 4-4 performance from three-point range in just the second start of his NBA career on February 1 versus Phoenix • Scored in double figures in three of four games to begin the month of February, averaging 14.8 ppg in that span. Finished with a month-high average of 8.5 ppg • Made the first start of his NBA career on January 26 @ Cleveland, posting four points, two rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes • Dished out a season-high four assists off the bench on January 14 @ Charlotte • Had a career-high six rebounds on November 26 @ Minnesota • Made his regular season debut on November 6 @ Dallas, and had two points and one rebound 2003-2004: Scored his first career points with 7 on Dec. 3 @ New Jersey, and added 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal in 15 minutes • Placed on the injured list on Feb. 28 with a sprained left tricep • Activated from the injured list on Dec. 30 and played 15 minutes that night in place of the injured Bonzi Wells, and had six points • Placed on the injured list on Dec. 10 with left Achilles tendinitis • Activated from the injured list on Nov. 21 prior to the game in Seattle, and made his NBA debut that night, amassing 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 blocks in 8 minutes, including a block with 32 seconds remaining that helped seal the win for Memphis • Was placed on the injured list on Oct. 27 due to a left ankle sprain.
Personal

Son of Larry and Joanne Jones • Father, Larry, played basketball at St. Peter’s College • His parents both work for Johnson and Johnson, his father as a Director and his mother in Network Securities • One of his cousins is fellow NBA player Al Harrington • Majored in public policy studies with a markets and management studies certificate while at Duke • Is a member of the Grizzlies’ All-Star Reading team and participated in the Read to Achieve Tip-off event at the Collierville Town Library last season where he read to kids, signed autographs and helped open the reading and learning center inside the library • Has done public service announcements for Memphis City Schools Reads, and Memphis City Schools Fight Free Fifty, which encourages MCS students to go 50 days without fighting in school • Launched the Dahntay Jones Foundation in 2005 to help at-risk youth, and in June 2006 he donated $16,000 to Greenwood Elementary School in Hamilton, New Jersey, to cover the costs of upgrading their Success For All reading program • Frequently participates in Grizzlies basketball camps • Participates in the Grizzlies Tickets for Kids program with Dahntay’s Department of Defense • Played in Kenny Smith’s Hurricane Katrina Relief game in the summer of 2005, and along with Damon Stoudamire and Eddie Jones, provided toys for hurricane victims during the holiday season at a reception at FedExForum • During the summer of 2006, played in the Midsummer Night’s Dream Celebrity game, as well as the Chicagoland All-Star Classic • Favorite movie is Friday After Next • Favorite television shows are Martin and the Dave Chappelle show • Says his highlights while at Duke were Senior night and graduating • Says if he wasn’t a basketball player he’d be in investment banking • His usual pre-game meal is chicken, a baked potato and vegetables • Advice to kids is “Never give up”.

Home Career Season & Totals Season Splits Game Logs Bio
Abdur-Rahim, Shareef POS:3 -Forward
Artest, Ron POS: -Forward
Douby, Quincy POS:8 -Guard
Garcia, Francisco POS:32 -Forward-Guard
Hawes, Spencer POS:31 -Center
Jones, Dahntay POS: -Guard-Forward
Martin, Kevin POS:23 -Guard
Miller, Brad POS:52 -Center
Moore, Mikki POS:33 -Forward-Center
Salmons, John POS:15 -Guard-Forward
Thomas, Kenny POS:9 -Forward
Udrih, Beno POS:19 -Guard
 
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