Stampede Acquire Dontell Jefferson
BOISE, Idaho, November 29, 2010 - The Idaho Stampede announced today the acquisition of guard Dontell Jefferson (6-4, 195, Arkansas) as part of a three-team trade involving the Dakota Wizards and Utah Flash.
Jefferson, born Dec. 15, 1983, has played six games (no starts) in the NBA with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2008-09, averaging 4.8 points and 1.5 assists in 14.0 minutes per game. Jefferson is in his fifth season in the NBA Development League, having played 151 games (102 starts) for Dakota and Utah. Jefferson was a Wizard (82 games, 36 starts) from 2006-08 and a member of the Flash (69 games, 66 starts) from 2008-11. In his D-League career, Jefferson has averaged 14.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.
The Lithonia, Ga. native played at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. before playing two seasons at Atlanta Metropolitan College. Jefferson then transferred to the University of Arkansas for his junior and senior seasons (2004-06). While a Razorback, Jefferson averaged 3.6 points and 3.3 assists in 62 games.
The rest of the three-team trade is as follows: Dakota sends a 2011 NBA D-League second round draft pick to Utah, and Idaho sends forward Walter Sharpe to Dakota.
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