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Loren Woods

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Loren Woods

Loren Woods (born 21 June 1978) is an American / Lebanese professional basketball player Al Hala. He also played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). High school and college career Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Woods attended high school at Cardinal Ritter College Prep, where he teamed with ex-NBA player Jahidi White and Duke University standout Chris Carrawell. He started his college career at Wake Forest University, where he was supposed to take over the center position once Tim Duncan left. However, he transferred to the University of Arizona. Professional career Woods was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft. After leaving the Timberwolves, Woods played for the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors, where he appeared in 45 games during the 2004–05 season and posted a career best 3.9 points per game. On 15 August 2006, he signed with the Sacramento Kings as a backup center,[1][2] but he was waived before the season began.[3] Woods joined th

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Kevin Willis

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Kevin Willis

Kevin Alvin Willis (born September 6, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player mostly known for playing with the Atlanta Hawks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a 7-foot power forward/center. Willis is one of fifteen players in NBA history with over 16,000 career points and 11,000 career rebounds. He was named to the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 1992, when he finished the season with a career-high average of 15.5 rebounds a game.[1] Willis holds career averages of 12.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg,[2] and 0.9 apg while averaging 27 minutes per game in 21 NBA seasons. He shares the record for most seasons played in the NBA with Robert Parish, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter and Dirk Nowitzki. During the 2004–05 season, Willis was the oldest player in the league at age 42,[3] and he would continue to be until his retirement at the conclusion of the 2006–07 season at the age of 44.[2] Career High school and college Born in Los Angeles, Willis graduated from Pershing High School in

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Antoine Wright (basketball)

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Antoine Wright (basketball)

Antoine Domonick Wright (born February 6, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He attended preparatory school at Lawrence Academy at Groton; in 2002, he led the Spartans to an Independent School League Basketball Championship. After his junior year at Texas A&M University, he was selected 15th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Nets, the highest pick from the Big 12 Conference that year and in Texas A&M University history until Acie Law was drafted 11th in the 2007 NBA Draft. Wright played his first five seasons of professional basketball in the NBA. He has since played overseas and in the NBA D-League. Early years Wright was born in West Covina, California to Wanda Wright.[1] He attended the Lawrence Academy prep school in Groton, Massachusetts, where in his three seasons he started 115 games and amassed 1800 points, 500 rebounds, 350 assists, 170 steals and 200 blocked shots. His ca

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Haywoode Workman

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Haywoode Workman

Haywoode Wilvon Workman (born January 23, 1966) is a retired American basketball player, and active NBA referee. He played the point guard position at 6'2", and played 359 games in eight NBA seasons for five teams from 1989 to 2000 (averaging 5.5 points, 3.9 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1 steal in 20.1 minutes per game). He also appeared in 41 career NBA playoff games, averaging 5.9 points, 4.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game. College Workman attended Winston-Salem State University for one year (1984/85) before transferring to Oral Roberts University for three seasons (1986/87-1988/89; missing the 1985/86 season as s transfer student). Oral Roberts went 27–52 during Workman's tenure, where he posted career averages of 17.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.9 steals. Workman's most memorable college performance came in December 1988 when he scored a career high 42 points (18 from 3-pointers and 15 from FTs) against the sixth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners featuring Mookie Blaylock and Stacey King; Oklahoma w

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Julian Wright

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Julian Wright

Julian Emil-Jamaal Wright (born May 20, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Pallacanestro Reggiana of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played college basketball for the University of Kansas. High school career Julian Wright played competitive basketball at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois. There he led the Vikings to second place in the IHSA state AA tournament his junior year, losing to Peoria Central in the championship game, who were led by future NBA player Shaun Livingston. In 2005, he was selected to the McDonald's All-American team, and he was rated among the top ten basketball players in his class by several recruiting services)[1] due to his talent and versatility. At 6'8" and 225 lb (102 kg), Wright combines good size with excellent athleticism and skills, which allowed him to play numerous positions in high school, including shooting guard, small forward, and power forward. College career Wright entered the 2005–2006 NCAA season for the Kansas J

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Sharone Wright

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Sharone Wright

Sharone Addaryl Wright (born January 30, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Macon, Georgia, he played collegiately at Clemson University from 1990 until 1994. Wright was selected 6th overall in the 1994 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played four NBA seasons with the 76ers and Toronto Raptors. His best year as a professional came during his rookie season with the 76ers when he appeared in 79 games and averaged 11.4 points and 6 rebounds per game. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. While still a member of the Raptors, Wright's NBA career was cut short by a car accident in Macon, Georgia in which he suffered multiple injuries, including broken arms and collarbone. In 203 career games, he averaged 9.7 points (from .456 FG and .618 FT), 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 22.3 minutes per game. He also played professionally in Spain, Poland, South Korea as well as in the Netherlands with the EiffelTowers, where he won the Dutch title as a player and also the Du

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Lou Williams

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Lou Williams

Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 45th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. Williams spent seven seasons with Philadelphia before signing with the Atlanta Hawks in 2012, playing two seasons there before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2014. He was then named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2015 and 2018. In March 2019, he became the NBA's career leader in points off the bench. High school career Williams was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] Williams played at Snellville's South Gwinnett High School under Roger Fleetwood, where he was a four-time All-State selection, was named Georgia's "Mr. Basketball" his junior and senior year. As a junior, Williams led South Gwinnett to the 5A Georgia State Championship. At the end of his senior year, Williams was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year and a McDo

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Bismack Biyombo

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Bismack Biyombo

Bismack Biyombo Sumba (born August 28, 1992) is a Congolese professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings and subsequently traded to the Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets). Early life Biyombo was born in Lubumbashi, Congo, to parents François and Françoise Biyombo along with his three brothers, Billy, Biska, and Bikim, and three sisters, Bimeline, Bikelene, and Bimela.[1] He was discovered by coach Mário Palma at the age of 16 at a youth tournament in Yemen. His play impressed Palma and earned him an opportunity to train in Spain.[2] Biyombo started the 2009–10 season with Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid of the EBA before moving to CB Illescas of the LEB Silver league. He also started the 2010–11 season with CB Illescas before moving to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the ACB league in January 2011.[2][1] Professional career Fuenlabrada (2011) Biyombo made his de

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DeMarre Carroll

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DeMarre Carroll

DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll (born July 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carroll was selected 27th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA draft and has also played for the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, and Toronto Raptors. Carroll formerly played for the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University. He is the nephew of former Missouri and former Arkansas men's basketball coach Mike Anderson.[1] High school career A former standout at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, he teamed with Alabama point guard Ronald Steele to lead the Cavaliers to back-to-back Alabama Class 6A state titles.[2] He earned first team All-State, All-Area, All-Region, All-District and All-Metro recognition as a junior and senior and helped JCCHS to a combined 67-3 mark his final two seasons, culminating in those consecutive state crowns. He averaged 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds as a junior for

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Cory Joseph

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Cory Joseph

Cory Ephram Joseph (born August 20, 1991) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position and is also the captain of the Canadian national team.[1] Early life and family Joseph was born in Toronto, Ontario,[2] the youngest of four children of Connie and David Joseph, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago.[3][4] He grew up in nearby Pickering, Ontario in a basketball family; his parents met as student athletes at Mount Royal College while playing for their respective men's and women's basketball teams.[3] His father won a CCAA national championship, playing for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and later coached at the high school, college, and professional levels.[5] His mother coached and refereed at various levels. Joseph has two older sisters, Chantal and Danielle, and an older brother, Devoe,[3] who played in college for Minnesota and Oregon, and currently plays professionally in Europe. Two of

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Luis Scola

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Luis Scola

Luis Alberto Scola Balvoa (born April 30, 1980) is an Argentine professional basketball player for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). A three-time All-EuroLeague selection with Tau Ceramica, he signed with the Houston Rockets in 2007, and was voted to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Later on, he played for the Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. Scola has been a regular member of the Argentina national team since 1999 and won an Olympic gold medal in 2004, and a bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. These successes enabled him to become Argentina's flag bearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Professional career Ferro Carril Oeste (1995–1998) Scola started his career with the Buenos Aires youth teams of Ferro Carril Oeste. He made his professional debut with the same club's pro team in the Argentine league during the 1995–96 season, at the age of 15. Spain Cabitel Gijón (1998–2000) After the 1997–98 basketball season in the Argentine League, Scola

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Anthony Bennett (basketball)

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Anthony Bennett (basketball)

Anthony Harris Bennett (born March 14, 1993) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He was the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the first Canadian to be drafted number one overall.[1] Bennett is also a member of the Canadian national team. He is considered one of the greatest draft busts ever.[2][3] Early life Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bennett was raised in the city's Jane and Finch neighbourhood, and in nearby Brampton, where he moved to at age ten.[4][5] He is the son of Edith Bennett, a nurse who is originally from Jamaica, and Delroy Harris. He also has an older sister, Danielle, and an older brother, Sheldon. Edith raised her family as a single mother, working two jobs, at a hospital and a mental health facility.[6][7][8] As a teenager in Jamaica, his mother ran track and field and played netball.[8] High school career Ben

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Delon Wright

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Delon Wright

Delon Reginald Wright[1] (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Utah Utes and was a first-team all-conference player in the Pac-12 in 2014 and 2015. He also earned the Bob Cousy Award in 2015. High school and junior college Born in Los Angeles, California,[2] Wright led Leuzinger High School to the California state championship as a senior and was named CIF Southern Section Division 1A Player of the Year. Despite his high school success, academics led him to enroll at California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) school the City College of San Francisco. After two successful seasons there, he committed to Utah over Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s, despite the Utes winning only 6 games the previous season.[3] College career In his first season at Utah, Wright immediately became one of the top players in the Pac-12 Conference.[4] He fini

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Jason Thompson (basketball)

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Jason Thompson (basketball)

Jason Carlton Thompson (born July 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was a starting center playing college basketball for the Rider Broncs from 2004 to 2008, and was drafted in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. College career A native of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Thompson led Lenape High School to the 2004 New Jersey Group IV state title.[1][2] Thompson went on to play four seasons of college basketball for the Rider Broncs men's basketball from 2004 to 2008, where he was one of three players in the NCAA in 2006–07 to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. The other two were Kevin Durant of Texas and Nick Fazekas of Nevada. As a senior during the 2007–08 season, Thompson averaged 20.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.1 steals per game.[3] His strongest performance came on March 9, 2008 when he recorded 32 points and 18 rebounds against Marist College.[4] He led R

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Norman Powell

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Norman Powell

Norman W. C. Powell (born May 25, 1993)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Playing college basketball with the UCLA Bruins, he was an all-conference player in the Pac-12. He was selected in the second round of the 2015 NBA draft. Powell was a two-time all-state high school player in California and led his team to a state championship before joining UCLA. After entering his senior year in 2014–15 as the Bruins' top returning player, he emerged as a team leader and received first-team All-Pac-12 honors. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks, who subsequently traded his draft rights to Toronto. Early years Powell was born in San Diego, California, to Sharon and Norman Powell Sr.[1] He was introduced to basketball by his uncle, Raymond Edwards. Powell decided to attend high school at Lincoln High, which had just been rebuilt and lost many athletes.[2] He helped rebuild their basketball program,[2] leading the team to consecutiv

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Roger Mason Jr.

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Roger Mason Jr.

Roger Philip Mason Jr. (born September 10, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the former deputy executive director of the NBA Players Association. He is the former president and commissioner of Big3. Early career Mason lived in Silver Spring, Maryland where he attended primary school at Grace Episcopal Day School. He first attended high school at Sidwell Friends School where he was named MVP at the school as a freshman. He then transferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School for his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Mason led Good Counsel to their best basketball year ever, with 29 wins and a number 19 final ranking on the USA Today Super 25 list. At Good Counsel he scored a total of 1,426 points. He was named 1999 All-Metropolitan first team by The Washington Post, All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), and all-county by the Montgomery Journal newspaper. He was also named 1999

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Jakob Pöltl

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Jakob Pöltl

Jakob Pöltl (sometimes spelled Jakob Poeltl; German pronunciation: ; born 15 October 1995) is an Austrian professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Utah Utes. In his sophomore year, Pöltl was a consensus second-team All-American, and won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Pete Newell Big Man Award as the top collegiate center and low-post player, respectively. After the season, he declared for the 2016 NBA draft, where the Toronto Raptors selected him in the first round with the ninth overall pick. Early life Pöltl was born in Vienna, Austria. Both his parents were members of the Austrian national volleyball teams.[1] His parents opted for basketball because there was a youth basketball program near their Vienna home during his childhood.[2] He played one year for the Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions of the Austrian Bundesliga in 2013–14.[3][4][2] College recruitment Pöltl was relatively unknown in the United States

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Pascal Siakam

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Pascal Siakam

Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the New Mexico State Aggies and was named the conference player of the year in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2016. Siakam was selected by Toronto in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft with the 27th overall pick. As a rookie, he received multiple assignments to the NBA Development League (known now as the NBA G League), and helped lead Raptors 905 to a D-League title while earning D-League Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors in 2017. Early life Siakam was born in Douala, Cameroon to Tchamo and Victorie Siakam and was the youngest of four brothers. Siakam's father worked at a local transit company and was also the mayor of Makénéné. His father enrolled him in St. Andrew's Seminary, a Catholic institution in Bafia, at age 11; according to a 2018 story by ESPN journalist Jackie MacMullan, Pascal was "hand-pick

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Fred VanVleet

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Fred VanVleet

Fredderick Edmund VanVleet Sr. (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, he was an All-State player who was mostly recruited by mid-major basketball programs. In college, he contributed to a resurgence of Wichita State Shockers basketball that included a Final Four run in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament by the 2012–13 Shockers team as a freshman and an undefeated regular season by the 2013–14 team as a sophomore. By his sophomore year, he was on midseason watchlists for most major awards. He was named as a 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American by a variety of media outlets. As a junior for the 2014–15 Shockers, he was an All-Missouri Valley Conference first team selection and received All-American honorable mention recognition from the Associated Press. He is the Wichita State career assists leader. He was named Missouri Valley Conference Men's



Jared Sullinger

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Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger (born March 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Shenzhen Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for Ohio State University before being drafted 21st overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2012 NBA draft. High school career Sullinger was rated as the number 2 player in the class of 2010 in the ESPNU 100[1] the number 4 player by Scout.com,[2] and the number 5 player by Rivals.com.[3] In his senior year, Sullinger led Northland High School to a 21-0 season and a #1 national ranking. He averaged 24.5 points and 11.7 rebounds for the season.[4] Sullinger played in the 4th annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic.[5] Sullinger was selected to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game in Columbus, Ohio,[6] where he was named co-MVP with Harrison Barnes.[7] He was also selected to play in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon[8] and the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York

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Serge Ibaka

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Serge Ibaka

Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (born 18 September 1989)[1][2][3] is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's former incarnation, the Seattle SuperSonics, with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Ibaka is a three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection and has twice led the league in blocks. Although born in the Republic of the Congo, Ibaka plays for the Spanish national basketball team in international competition. Early life Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo,[4] and is the third-youngest of 18 children.[5] Both his mother and his father were basketball players. His father played at the Republic of Congo and with the Congolese national team, and his mother played for the Democratic Republic of Congo. He started playing basketball at a very young age with his first club, Avenir du Rail, using the sport as an escape from his mother's untimely death and his

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OG Anunoby

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OG Anunoby

Ogugua "OG" Anunoby Jr. (born July 17, 1997) is a British professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers. High school career Anunoby played for Jefferson City High School.[1] During his senior season, he averaged 19.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named a finalist for Mr. Basketball in the state of Missouri.[2] In October 2014, Anunoby chose to attend Indiana University[3] over Georgia, Iowa, George Mason, and Ole Miss. US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date OG AnunobyF Jefferson City, MO Jefferson City HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oct 14, 2014  Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports:    ESPN: Overall recruiting rankings: Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight. In these cases, the

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Alfonzo McKinnie

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Alfonzo McKinnie

Alfonzo McKinnie (born September 17, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Eastern Illinois University and University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. High school career McKinnie played his first two years of high school basketball at Chicago's Curie Metropolitan High School. He played his final high school season as a starter at Marshall Metropolitan High School, during which he earned All-Red West Conference honors averaging 11.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.[1] College career McKinnie was not a big scorer and lightly recruited during his one year at Marshall HS. He got a chance to play at Eastern Illinois. As sophomore he averaged 10.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.[2] After his second year, he transferred to Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he tore his meniscus at the end of his redshirt season. Later, he tore his meniscus again and had it removed.[3] He finished his college career averag

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C. J. Miles

Calvin Andre Miles Jr. (born March 18, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Dallas, Miles was drafted in 2005 by the Utah Jazz after finishing high school. High school career Miles attended Skyline High School for Architecture in Dallas where he was named to the Parade All-American First Team. He averaged 23.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a junior and 23.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists as a senior. Miles led Skyline to the Class 5A Region II quarterfinals as a senior and was named All-Dallas Area Player of the Year by The Dallas Morning News. He was also named a 2005 McDonald's High School All-American. He was listed as the 19th best senior prospect by Rivals.com and ranked the 10th best senior in the country by Scout.com. Skyline retired his No. 34 jersey making him only the second player in school history to receive the honor, joining former NBA star Larry Johnson. He capped off his hi

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Lorenzo Brown

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Lorenzo Brown

Lorenzo Brown (born August 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for the NC State Wolfpack. High school career Brown initially attended Centennial High School in his native Roswell, Georgia. He averaged 20.8 points as a senior and was named a fourth-team Parade All-American and the Georgia 5A player of the Year. When he graduated on 2009, he was the No. 36 nationally and the No. 7 shooting guard overall by Rivals.com. After he graduated, he attended the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.[1] College career Brown, a 6'5" guard from Roswell, Georgia, played for NC State from 2010 to 2013. He started all three seasons and led the Wolfpack to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013. As a junior, Brown averaged 12.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in assists with 7.2 per game.[2] At the close of the sea

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Malcolm Miller (basketball)

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Malcolm Miller (basketball)

Malcolm Miller (born March 6, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Holy Cross. High school career Miller attended Gaithersburg High School where he served as team captain during both his junior and senior seasons, averaging 13.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.4 steals per game as a senior, earning him first team All-Gazette honors and being ranked as one of the top 500 seniors in the nation by HoopScoop.[1] College career In four years at Holy Cross, Miller totalled 1,013 points, 532 rebounds, 164 assists, 143 blocked shots and 93 steals ranking third all-time in career blocked shots and sixth in career games started (93).[1][2] As a senior, Miller averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 blocked shots, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists per game for the Crusaders, while connecting on 37.2 percent of his three-point field goal attempts (45 of 121) and 83.0 percent of his free

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Dan O'Sullivan (basketball)

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Dan O'Sullivan (basketball)

Daniel James O'Sullivan (born March 3, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6′10″ (2.08 m), 250 lb (114 kg) center born in The Bronx, New York, O'Sullivan attended Fordham University. He played with the Omaha Racers of the Continental Basketball Association,[1] and from the 1990–91 NBA season until 1996, he played with five different NBA teams: Utah Jazz (1990–91), New Jersey Nets (1992–93),[2] Milwaukee Bucks (1992–93), Detroit Pistons (1993–94) and Toronto Raptors (1995–96). He has played for Washington Bullets during the 1993 pre-season (but not in the regular season). He also played with Kinder Bologna, Teamsystem Bologna and Scavolini in the Italian league, and also in Greece for AEK (1999–2000). References "SPORTS PEOPLE: PRO BASKETBALL; Jazz Sign O'Sullivan". New York Times. January 18, 1991. Retrieved March 5, 2019. "SPORTS PEOPLE: BASKETBALL; O'Sullivan Earns Contract With Nets". New York Times. July 31, 1992. Retrieved March 5, 2019. External links Player pro

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Malachi Richardson

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Malachi Richardson

Malachi Richardson (born January 5, 1996) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Canton Charge of the NBA G League. He played one season of college basketball for Syracuse before being selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. High school and college career Richardson attended Trenton Catholic Academy his freshman year, then spent his sophomore year at Roselle Catholic High School before returning to Trenton Catholic Academy for his junior and senior years,[1] to team back up with coach Fred Falchi, who came out of retirement to coach. In his high school career at Trenton Catholic Academy, Malachi scored a total 1,245 points, averaging 19.2 points in his junior year and 18.7 in his senior year.[2] Richardson played one season of college basketball for Syracuse, averaging 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.[3] On April 18, 2016, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[4][5] US colle

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Nigel Hayes

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Nigel Hayes

Nigel Hayes (born December 16, 1994) is an American basketball player for Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) and the EuroCup. He played college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers. Hayes attended Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio. High school career US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date Nigel HayesPF Toledo, OH Whitmer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 11, 2012  Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports:    ESPN: Overall recruiting rankings: Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight. In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale. Sources: "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 11, 2013. College career In his freshman season, Hayes played significant minutes, earning Big Ten 6th man of the year and was named to the Big T

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Alexis Ajinça

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Alexis Ajinça

Alexis Ajinça (French pronunciation: ​; born May 6, 1988) is a French professional basketball player who last played for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. Professional career Early years (2006–2008) After attending France's INSEP,[1] Ajinça played for Pau-Orthez and Hyères-Toulon between 2006 and 2008. Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2010) Ajinça was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.[2] During his rookie season, he spent time with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. During his second season with Charlotte, he spent time with the Maine Red Claws. Dallas Mavericks (2010–2011) On July 13, 2010, Ajinça was traded, along with Tyson Chandler, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Erick Dampier, Eduardo Nájera, Matt Carroll and cash considerations.[3] Toronto Raptors (2011) On January 24, 2011, Ajinça was traded, along with a future second-round draft pick and cash considerations, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the draft rights to Georgios

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Mark Baker (basketball)

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Mark Baker (basketball)

LaMark Anthony "Mark" Baker (born November 11, 1969) is a retired American basketball player and current coach. He is the former head coach of the Dayton Jets of the International Basketball League.[1] He played collegiately for the Ohio State University from 1989–1992. He is currently third in all-time assists in Ohio State history.[2] After graduating, he was not drafted and signed with the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Hornets, but was waived before the 1992–93 season started. Baker played two seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Columbus Horizon (1992–93) and the Grand Rapids Hoops (1998–99), averaging 10.6 points and 7.2 assists per game for his CBA career.[3] He played one game for the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 season.[4] He also played professionally in Italy in Serie A2 for Bini Viaggi Livorno (1997–98).[5] In 2001, he played for the Florida Sea Dragons of the USBL.[6] References Head Coach - Justin Orosz Mark Baker Foundation About Us page Archived

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Mickaël Piétrus

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Mickaël Piétrus

Mickaël Marvin Soriano Piétrus (French pronunciation: ​; born February 7, 1982) is a French former professional basketball player . He is listed at 6'6", 215 pounds and plays both the small forward and shooting guard positions. Piétrus was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th pick of the 2003 NBA draft, and is originally from Guadeloupe, a Caribbean island that is a part of France. Piétrus is also known by the nicknames MP, Air France, Euro Jordan and Puma.[1][2][3] He speaks French, English, and Antillean Creole fluently.[1][4] Professional career Pau-Orthez With ÉB Pau-Orthez, Piétrus won the French League championship, in 2001 and 2003, as well as the French National Cup, in 2002 and 2003. Golden State Warriors After leaving his native France, Piétrus was drafted by the Golden State Warriors. He played there for 5 seasons with the last being the 07–08 season. Orlando Magic During the 2008 off-season, Piétrus was signed by the Orlando Magic.[5][6] In Piétrus's debut, he scored 20 point

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Jonas Valančiūnas

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Jonas Valančiūnas

Jonas Valančiūnas (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​; born 6 May 1992) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Valančiūnas has been a member of the Lithuania men's national basketball team since age 19. He won two EuroBasket silver medals in EuroBasket 2013 and EuroBasket 2015, earning All-Tournament honours in the latter. Valančiūnas also appeared in the documentary The Other Dream Team. Professional career Perlas Vilnius (2008–2010) Valančiūnas started playing professionally for Perlas in 2008. During the 2008–09 season the team played in the Lithuanian National Basketball League (NKL), Lithuania's second strongest league, but moved up to the top-tier Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL) the following season. In January 2009 Valančiūnas signed a long-term contract with Lithuanian powerhouse Lietuvos Rytas, but, as Perlas was Lietuvos Rytas' daugh

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Will Solomon

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Will Solomon

William James "Will" Solomon (born July 20, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Shark Antibes of the French League. Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard and shooting guard positions. Amateur career Solomon was first noticed at East Hartford High School in East Hartford, Connecticut. He held several records and is in several clubs in their schools basketball program such as "1000 Career Points", "All State", "All Conference", and the only member of the "NBA Draft" club. He went to Clemson where he continued his basketball career. Professional career Solomon declared himself eligible for the 2001 NBA draft after his junior year at Clemson University. He was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the second round, with the 32nd overall pick. Solomon played for the Grizzlies in the 2001–02 season and averaged 5.2 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds over 62 games. After only one year in the NBA, Solomon decided to move to Europe and signed a contract

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Michael Curry (basketball)

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Michael Curry (basketball)

Michael Edward Curry (born August 22, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player, and coach. He is the former head coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball team.[1][2] Curry played in the NBA from 1993 to 2005. He later served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Playing career A 6'5" guard/forward from Glenn Hills High School in Augusta, Georgia, and Georgia Southern University, Curry played eleven seasons (1993–1994 through 2004–2005) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, the Washington Bullets, the Detroit Pistons, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers. Though he never averaged more than 6.6 points per game in a season, Curry was well respected throughout the league for his strong defense and leadership qualities, and for several years he served as president of the NBA Players Association.[3] In 1992, Curry was a guard/forward for the Long Island Surf of the United States Basketball League (USBL), averaging 20

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Jeff Myers (basketball)

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Jeff Myers (basketball)

Jeff Myers (born March 24, 1974) is an American retired basketball player. During college, Myers primarily played for the Drexel Dragons men's basketball between 1994 and 1997. After graduation, he played in the United States Basketball League and the Continental Basketball Association before joining the National Basketball Development League. With the NBDL, Myers played for the Greenville Groove from 2001 to 2003 and the Columbus Riverdragons from 2003 to 2005. While with the Groove, he won the first ever NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2002. Early life and education Myers was born on March 24, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For high school, he went to South Philadelphia High School.[1] In 1997, he graduated from Drexel University with an degree in accounting.[2] Career Myers began his basketball career with the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball team from 1992 to 1993. With the Terriers, Myers made 103 field goals and 5 three-pointers. The following season, Myers join

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Danny Green (basketball)

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Danny Green (basketball)

Daniel Richard Green Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he played in more games (145) and had more wins (123) than any Tar Heel before him. Green is also the only player in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals.[1] He won an NCAA championship his senior year and was subsequently drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 46th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. During the 2013 NBA Finals, Green set an NBA record for most three-point field goals made in a Finals series. He then won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs the following season, and became just the third player from UNC to win an NCAA championship and an NBA championship, the two others being James Worthy and Michael Jordan. In 2019, he won his

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Kawhi Leonard

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Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Leonard played two seasons of college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs and was a consensus second-team All-American as a sophomore. The Indiana Pacers selected him with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft but traded him to the San Antonio Spurs the same day. With the Spurs, Leonard won an NBA championship in 2014, when he was named the Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP). After seven seasons with the Spurs, Leonard was traded to the Raptors in 2018. In 2019 he led the Raptors to their first NBA championship in franchise history and won his second Finals MVP award. He is a three-time All-Star and has two All-NBA first team selections. Nicknamed "The Claw" or "The Klaw" for his ball-hawking skills, Leonard has earned five All-Defensive team selections and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015 and 2016. High school care

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Greg Monroe

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Greg Monroe

Gregory Keith Monroe Jr. (born June 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his freshman season at Georgetown University, Monroe was named Big East Rookie of the Year. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2010 NBA draft with the seventh overall pick and became the last Pistons player to wear the number 10 jersey, after the Pistons retired the number for Dennis Rodman at halftime of a game against the Chicago Bulls on April 1, 2011.[1] High school career Monroe attended Helen Cox High School in Harvey, Louisiana. As a senior in 2007–08, he was named a McDonald's All-American and earned Parade All-America first team honors after averaging 21.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.[2] Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Monroe was listed as the No. 1 power forward and the No. 8 player in the nation in 2008.[3] College career In his freshman season at Georgetown, Monroe was named the Big East Rookie of t

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Chris Boucher (basketball)

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Chris Boucher (basketball)

Chris Boucher (born January 11, 1993) is a Saint Lucian-born Canadian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks. Early life Boucher, a 6'10", 201 lb forward, was born in Castries, Saint Lucia. He moved with his mother, Mary MacVane, to Montreal when he was five months old to see his Canadian father Jean-Guy Boucher.[1][2] However, his parents split up when he was young and Boucher had a poor relationship with his father.[2] He grew up playing soccer and ice hockey but lived in poverty in the Montreal-Nord neighborhood. He dropped out of high school at age 16 and worked as a cook and dishwasher in a St-Hubert restaurant.[3] In 2012, he was offered a spot on a tournament basketball team, and scored 44 points in the tournament final. Boucher, who previously only played pickup basketball, was offered a spot on Amateur Athletic Union AAU team Alma Academy by coaches Igor Rwigema and Ibrahim Appiah.[4] He

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Jordan Loyd

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Jordan Loyd

Jordan Loyd (born July 27, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League. He played college basketball at University of Indianapolis, where he earned a degree in Environmental Sustainability. Early life and college career Loyd attended Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, where he led Milton to a playoff appearance in each of his final two seasons, including a state championship as a junior in 2009-10. Loyd earned all-conference and team MVP honors as a senior after leading his squad to a top-five national ranking.[1] In his freshman year at Furman University, he averaged 6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.[1] In his sophomore year, Loyd transferred from Furman to the University of Indianapolis, where he quickly became a key part of the UIndy bench, averaging double-digits minutes.[1] Loyd finished his final Greyhound season averaging 20.9 points, 6.

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Patrick McCaw

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Patrick McCaw

Patrick Andrew McCaw (born October 25, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels[1] and earned second-team all-conference honors in the Mountain West Conference (MWC) as a sophomore in 2016. McCaw was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft. He won two NBA championships with the Warriors in his first two seasons in the league and returned for a third straight NBA Finals in 2019 with the Raptors, where he won a third straight NBA title against his former team. Early life McCaw was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jeffery and Teresa McCaw.[1] He initially attended Christian Brothers College High School but transferred to Montrose Christian School as a senior, where he averaged 13 points per game and led the team to a 20–5 record and the National Christian School Athletic Association Division I title.[1] After he graduated, he was ranked

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Marc Gasol

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Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol Sáez (Catalan pronunciation: ; born 29 January 1985) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 48th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA draft. After having his rights traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008, he signed with the team and remained with the franchise until being traded to Toronto in 2019. He is a two-time All-NBA Team member, a three-time NBA All-Star and an NBA champion. In 2013, he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Gasol has been a regular member of the Spanish national basketball team since 2006. He has won two Olympic silver medals and a FIBA Basketball World Cup title. In the EuroBasket, he has won two titles, a silver medal, and two bronze medals. The 7'1" center is the younger brother of fellow NBA player Pau Gasol. Early life and career Gasol was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. In 2001, he moved as a teenager with his parents to the Memphis suburb of German

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Jeremy Lin

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Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988)[2][3] is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global craze known as "Linsanity". Lin is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, and one of the few Asian Americans to play in the league. He is also known for his public expression of Christianity. Lin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned Northern California Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers, he attended Harvard University, where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League. Undrafted out of college, Lin reached a partially guaranteed contract deal in 2010 with his hometown Golden State Warriors. He seldom played in his rookie season and was assigned to the NBA Development League (D-League) three times. He was waived by the Warrior

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Jodie Meeks

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Jodie Meeks

Orestes Jodie Meeks II (born August 21, 1987)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Kentucky. On January 13, 2009, he gained national recognition by breaking the Kentucky single-game scoring record with 54 points in a nationally televised game on ESPN against Tennessee. In the same game, he broke the university's single-game three-point record by making 10 three-pointers. High school career Meeks attended Norcross High School, which he led to its first state basketball championship in 2006 under coach Eddie Martin. During his senior high school season, Meeks averaged 23.6 points per game during the regular season and 28.3 points per game during the state playoffs. Meeks was named the 2006 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year. He was also named 2006 Gwinnett Daily Post Player of the Year, 2006 Atlanta Tipoff Club Metro Player of the Year and Player of the Month (Febru

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Eric Moreland

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Eric Moreland

Eric Moreland (born December 24, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oregon State Beavers. High school career Following his graduation from Hightower High School in January 2010, Moreland enrolled at Ocean Academy in Bayville, New Jersey for one semester where he averaged 15.5 points and 2.6 blocks per game.[1] College career Although originally being recruited by Oregon State, Moreland signed with UTEP in January 2010 upon his graduation from Hightower High. However, following the release of UTEP's head coach Tony Barbee in March 2010, Moreland was released from his scholarship and signed with Oregon State in May 2010. In August 2010, the NCAA cleared him to play immediately with four years of eligibility.[2][3] Moreland played four games in 2010–11 before suffering a season-ending left shoulder injury against Colorado on December 4, 2010 that required surgery. On August 4, 2011, he

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Doug Christie

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Doug Christie

Douglas Dale Christie (born May 9, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), he played the shooting guard position. He is currently a commentator for the Sacramento Kings on NBC Sports California. Early life Born in Seattle, Washington, Christie is the son of John Malone and Norma Christie. He was raised in Seattle by his mother Norma Christie. He began playing street ball at a young age, but it was under the guidance of Mark Morris coach Dave Denny that his game took off. "Once I came there, and I put that with the street side of basketball, I noticed great strides", he said. "I was learning the basics of basketball—the things you don't learn on the playground." Christie played basketball in eighth grade at Cascade Middle School and for Mark Morris High School during his freshman and sophomore years. He had moved to Longview to live with his father, former Mark Morris track star John Mal

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Rasho Nesterović

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Rasho Nesterović

Radoslav "Rašo" Nesterović (Serbian Cyrillic: Радослав "Рашо" Нестеровић, Slovene: Radoslav "Rašo" Nesterovič; born May 30, 1976), usually referred to in English as Radoslav "Rasho" Nesterovic, is a retired Slovenian professional basketball player. He holds citizenship in both Slovenia and Greece.[1] In the NBA he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Toronto Raptors. Nesterović retired in 2011.[2] Early life and career in Europe Nesterović was born in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia to father Čedo, a Bosnian Serb employee of the Slovenian Railways, and a mother Branka, a midwife in the Ljubljana University Medical Centre.[3] He started playing basketball with the KD Slovan youth team. Later, he played with the junior club of KK Partizan and made his debut during the 1992–93 season. PAOK During the Yugoslav wars, Nesterović moved to PAOK of the Greek League. While playing there, he obtained a second citizenship (Greek) to avoid EU restrictions. To obtain Gree

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Fred VanVleet Sr.

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Fred VanVleet Sr.

Fredderick Edmund VanVleet Sr. (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, he was an All-State player who was mostly recruited by mid-major basketball programs. In college, he has contributed to a resurgence of Wichita State Shockers basketball that included a final four run in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament by the 2012–13 Shocker team as a freshman and an undefeated regular season by the 2013–14 team as a sophomore. By his sophomore year, he was on midseason watchlists for most major awards. He was named as a 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American by a variety of media outlets. As a junior for the 2014–15 Shockers, he was an All-Missouri Valley Conference first team selection and received All-American honorable mention recognition from the Associated Press. He is the Wichita State career assists leader. He was named Missouri Valley Conference Men

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Mark Jackson

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Mark Jackson

Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and coach. A point guard from St. John's University, he played for the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from 1987 to 2004. After retiring from playing basketball, Jackson became a broadcast commentator for ESPN and ABC alongside his former coach Jeff Van Gundy and play-by-play man Mike Breen. He also worked as an analyst for The YES Network's New Jersey Nets games. In 2011, the Golden State Warriors hired Jackson as head coach. He coached the team for three seasons, but was fired in 2014 despite leading the Warriors to consecutive playoff appearances for the first time in over 20 years. On May 17, 2014, Jackson reached a multiyear agreement to return to ESPN as a game analyst.[1] Early years Mark Jackson was born in Brooklyn, New York. Jackson was regarded as one of the nation's elite poi

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