Jon grew up in upstate NY and was named High School Player of the Year in the Tri County Area 1978 and top scorer averaging 24.7 points per game in 1978 and led his team to championships in both 1977and 1978. Dalzell played college ball for Eastern New Mexico University 1978-1982 and was named All Conference in his senior year averaging 15.8 per game. Upon graduation he played professionally in the Euroleague for 16 years (1983-1999) for teams such as Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem where he won the National Cup Title with Jerusalem in 1996 and in 1997. Third all-time leader in 3 point shooter in Israeli history and inducted into the Israeli Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. When is playing days were over Jon received his Coaching basketball degree from Wingate Institute for Sports in Israel. Jon has Coached youth teams and ran special basketball program for national youth team players in Herzliya, Israel in 1999-2000 and Coached the Israeli Air Force basketball team from 1992-1999. Basketball junkie that still plays 3 times a week.