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Dan O'Sullivan

Daniel, Danny or Dan O'Sullivan may refer to: Danny O'Sullivan (boxer) (born 1923), English boxer Dan O'Sullivan (Gaelic footballer) (1927–2013), Irish Gaelic footballer Danny O'Sullivan (Australian rules footballer) (born 1952) Dan O'Sullivan (basketball) (born 1968), American basketball player Daniel O'Sullivan (musician) (born 1980), English musician Dan O'Sullivan (historian), British author of Wikipedia – A New Community of Practice?

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Milt Palacio

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Milt Palacio

Milton Sigmund Palacio (born February 7, 1978) is a retired Belizean-American professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Long Island Nets of the G-League[1]. He was formerly the director of player development at the University of Idaho. Early life Palacio, a Belizean citizen, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, United States to Belizean parents. College career Palacio attended Junípero Serra High School in Gardena, California. He played college basketball at Midland College and Colorado State University, going undrafted in 1999. In his three years with the Rams, Palacio averaged 12.1 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. Professional career In a seven-year NBA career, from 1999 to 2006, Palacio played for the Vancouver Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz, with a career scoring average of 4.8 points per game. His most notable achievement was scoring a buzzer beater for the Celtics in their shocki

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Jannero Pargo

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Jannero Pargo

Jannero Pargo (born October 22, 1979) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is an assistant coach for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Neosho County CC and Arkansas. College career Graduating from Chicago's Paul Robeson High School in 1998, Pargo played collegiately for the University of Arkansas after transferring from Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas in 2000.[1] Professional career Early years From 2002 to 2008, Pargo played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets. During the 2008 playoffs with the Hornets, he garnered attention by coming off the bench for star Chris Paul. He averaged 10.3 points in 12 playoff games and hit big three-point shots in game 7 of the Western Conference semi finals against the Spurs. Europe After the 2007–08 NBA season, Pargo signed a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the Russian League team Dynamo Moscow.[2] In January 2009, Parg

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Anthony Parker

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Anthony Parker

Anthony Michael Parker (born June 19, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as in Italy and Israel. After graduating from Bradley University with a major in liberal arts, he entered the 1997 NBA draft and played briefly in the NBA before plying his trade in Europe. There, Parker spent five seasons with the Israeli Super League basketball club Maccabi Tel Aviv and one season with the Italian Serie A club Lottomatica Roma. With Maccabi he won five Israeli Super League national championships, five Israeli National Cups, three European titles (two EuroLeague Basketball titles and the FIBA SuproLeague title in 2001), and was voted two consecutive times EuroLeague MVP. After returning to the NBA as a free agent in 2006, Parker was the Toronto Raptors' starting shooting guard. In his first season with the Raptors, Parker helped the team clinch their first ever division title, first NBA Playoffs berth in five years, and best regu

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Patrick Patterson (basketball)

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Patrick Patterson (basketball)

Patrick Davell Patterson (born March 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Early life Patterson, born in Washington, D.C.,[1] grew up in Huntington, West Virginia[2] and graduated from Huntington High School in 2007. During his high school career, Patterson helped lead Huntington High School to three-straight state championships. Patterson won his third state championship during his senior season with help from O. J. Mayo. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Patterson was listed as the No. 3 power forward and the No. 17 player in the nation in 2007,[3] and was named a McDonald's All-American. College career Patrick Patterson played college basketball for the University of Kentucky. He chose to play for Kentucky rather than Duke or Florida in a highly publicized recruiting battle. He was recruited by Kentucky coach Tubby Smith and his replacement Billy Gillispie.[4][5] In the 2009–10 season he played fo

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Morris Peterson

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Morris Peterson

Morris Russell Peterson Jr. (born August 26, 1977) is an American retired professional basketball player. He is also a cousin of former basketball player of the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks, Jonathan Bender. College career Born in Flint, Michigan, Peterson played collegiate basketball at Michigan State University, and helped lead them to the 2000 NCAA title. In his senior year at MSU, Peterson led the team in scoring, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage. He had a team-high 30 double-digit scoring efforts. He was voted Big Ten Player of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten, and he placed as first or second team All-American on five different polls. He was selected 21st overall by the Raptors in the 2000 NBA draft, and was a starter in the majority of their games during his first three seasons. On January 17, 2009, MSU retired his number 42 with MSU's other all-time greats before their game against the Illinois Fighting Illini. NBA career Toronto Raptors Drafted in the first round by

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Ed Pinckney

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Ed Pinckney

Edward Lewis Pinckney (born March 27, 1963) is a retired American basketball player[1] College career He attended Villanova University and was a part of the Villanova Wildcats's 1981 heralded recruiting class that included Gary McLain, who was his roommate, and Dwayne McClain. A 6′9″ forward from The Bronx, New York,[2] Pinckney led regional eight-seed Villanova Wildcats to the NCAA title over the heavily favored Georgetown Hoyas in 1985. He was the recipient of the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player[3] after registering 16 points and 6 rebounds in the 66–64 victory, widely considered as one of the greatest NCAA tournament upsets of all time.[4][5] This game is featured in the book The Perfect Game by Frank Fitzpatrick.[6] NBA career Also in 1985 he was selected tenth overall by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft and played for them from 1985 to 1987. He also played with the Sacramento Kings (1987–89), Boston Celtics (1989–94), Milwaukee Bucks (1994–95), Toronto Raptors (1995–96), Philadelphia 76ers (19

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Aleksandar Radojević

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Aleksandar Radojević

Aleksandar Radojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Радојевић, ;[1] born August 8, 1976) is a Bosnian former professional basketball player. Standing at 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in), he played the center position. Radojević represented Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team internationally. Early life Radojević was born in either Herceg Novi,[2] or Bijela,[3] Montenegro, or Trebinje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina,[4] all in the now former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He only started playing basketball at age 16 after playing football and water polo as a youngster.[1] Career He started his career with Cetinje outfit KK Lovćen where he spent the 1995–96 season. For the next 1996–97 season he moved to Budućnost Podgorica where he sporadically played a number of games. A 7 ft 3 in center, he signed a national letter of intent to play for Ohio State University's men's basketball in the early part of 1997. Radojevic never played for Ohio State because the NCAA declared him ineligible for accepting aroun

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Shawn Respert

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Shawn Respert

Shawn Christopher Respert (born February 6, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player who used to be an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6'3" shooting guard born in Detroit, Michigan, he attended Bishop Borgess High School, and he came to prominence while playing college basketball at Michigan State University where his jersey is now retired. He played professionally in the NBA for four seasons from 1995 to 1999. College career Respert was a standout at Michigan State. He and point guard Eric Snow combined to form one of the nation's most prolific backcourt tandems for head coach Jud Heathcote's Spartans. Respert was the team's leading scorer all four seasons at Michigan State and finished his career second all-time in scoring among Big Ten players with 2,531 points (trailing only Calbert Chaney) and first in Big Ten games with 1,545 points scored. He capped a brilliant career by being named a unanimous first team All-American and Big T

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Alvin Robertson

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Alvin Robertson

Alvin Cyrrale Robertson (born July 22, 1962) is an American retired basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to 1993, and for one final season in 1995–96. Robertson holds the record for the most steals per game played, averaging 2.71 steals per game for his career. He is also one of four players in NBA history to have recorded a quadruple-double. Career Best known for his defense, the 6'3" Robertson played for ten years after being selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the seventh pick in the 1984 NBA draft out of Crowder Junior College and the University of Arkansas. After five seasons with the Spurs, He finished out his career with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors. He also was a member of 1984 U.S. Olympic gold-medal team. In 1986, Robertson became the inaugural winner of the NBA Most Improved Player Award. This also marked the first of four National Basketball Association All-Star Game appearances for the guard (the others comin

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Carlos Rogers (basketball)

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Carlos Rogers (basketball)

Carlos Deon Rogers (born February 6, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. Biography Rogers was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Northwestern High School.[1] A 6'11" forward-center from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Tennessee State University, Rogers played in eight NBA seasons from 1994 to 2002. He played for the Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers. In his NBA career, Rogers played in 298 games and scored a total of 2,196 points. References "Carlos Rogers". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 25, 2013. External links NBA.com profile Basketball-Reference.com stats

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Roy Rogers (basketball)

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Roy Rogers (basketball)

Roy Lee Rogers, Jr. (born August 19, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who works as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Alabama. Rogers had prior spent three seasons with the Houston Rockets under Mike D’Antoni before mutually agreeing to part ways. Professional career Rogers, a 6' 9" power forward from the University of Alabama, was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He was traded to the Boston Celtics one season later, along with Tony Massenburg, for a second-round draft pick. Just before the 1998 All-Star break, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors, with Dee Brown, Chauncey Billups, and John Thomas in a deal that sent Zan Tabak, Kenny Anderson, and Popeye Jones. He was then traded to the Houston Rockets, along with two first round draft picks in exchange for Kevin Willis. He was later sent to the Chicago Bulls, along with a 1999 second-round pick,

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Jalen Rose

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Jalen Rose

Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973) is a former American professional basketball player, current sports analyst for ESPN, and cofounder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. In college, he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines' "Fab Five" (along with Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson) that reached the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship games as both freshmen and sophomores. Rose played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for six teams, most notably alongside Reggie Miller on the Indiana Pacers teams that made three consecutive Eastern Conference finals, including the 2000 NBA Finals. Rose was primarily a small forward; however, he sometimes played the role of a shooting guard. Currently, he co-hosts Get Up!, a morning sports talk show on ESPN. Early years Rose's mother named him from a combination of his father's name, James, and his uncle's name, Leonard.[1] Rose's biological father Jimmy Walker was a No. 1 overall draft pick in

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Terrence Ross

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Terrence Ross

Terrence James Elijah Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Washington, where he was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection before being drafted eighth overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. As a rookie, he was crowned champion of the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest. In January 2014, he became the first player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a game while averaging fewer than 10 points per game at the time. High school career As a freshman and sophomore, Ross attended Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon where he won the Oregon 5A Player of the Year, after leading Jefferson to the first of three consecutive state championships. As a junior in 2008–09, he attended Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland where he was first-team All-Metro after averaging 13.5 points per game for the number 1 ranked Montrose. Midway through his sen

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Clifford Rozier

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Clifford Rozier

Clifford Glen Rozier (October 31, 1972 - July 6, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. Rozier was named Florida Mr. Basketball. He played college basketball at the University of North Carolina and the University of Louisville. As a senior at Louisville, Rozier averaged 18.1 points and 11.1 rebounds a game. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round (16th pick overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. Rozier played for the Warriors, Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves in 4 NBA seasons. His best season as a pro came during his rookie year with the Warriors, when he appeared in 66 games averaging 6.8 points per game.[1] Over the course of his career, he played in 173 NBA games.[2] In 2000, he played in the United States Basketball League with the Brevard Blue Ducks. Rozier died at age 45 following a heart attack on July 6, 2018.[1] References "Ex-NBA first-round pick Clifford Rozier dies at 45". The Herald-Tribune. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018. Shaq Can’t Get

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John Salmons

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John Salmons

John Rashall Salmons (born December 12, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Miami. High school and college career Salmons was a member of a Pennsylvania high school state championship team while at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in 1997, where he reached the 1,000 point club. He went on to play college basketball at the University of Miami, in Florida, where he was a four-year starter for the Hurricanes. He started 107 consecutive games for Miami, the second longest streak in school history. He was also the first player in school history to surpass 1000 career points (1287), 600 rebounds (687), 400 assists (433) and 150 steals (192).[1] NBA career Philadelphia 76ers (2002–2006) Salmons was drafted out of the University of Miami by the San Antonio Spurs with the 26th overall selection in the 2002 NBA draft. He was then immediately traded with

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John Salley

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John Salley

John Thomas Salley (born May 16, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player, and talk show host. He was the first player in NBA history to win championships with three franchises, as well as the first player (and only one of two, the other being Tim Duncan) in the NBA to win a championship in three decades. After being drafted in the first round out of Georgia Tech in 1986, the 6'11 (2.11 m) Salley played both power forward and center for the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Panathinaikos and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a long-time host of the former Fox Sports Net show The Best Damn Sports Show Period. He is a vegan activist, chef, and wellness entrepreneur.[1][2] Early life Salley was born in Brooklyn, New York. Salley played high school ball at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn.[3] He is a 1988 graduate of Georgia Tech's College of Management.[4] He holds Georgia Tech's personal fouls record, and has had his jersey number 22 retired—a very rare honor in college

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Reggie Slater

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Reggie Slater

Reginald Dwayne Slater (born August 27, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player born in Houston, Texas. A 6'7", 255-lb. power forward from the University of Wyoming, Slater was never drafted by an NBA team but did manage to play in eight NBA seasons for the Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Jersey Nets and Atlanta Hawks from 1994–1999 and 2000–2003. In his entire NBA career, Slater played in 259 games and scored a total of 1,450 points. His best NBA season came during the 1997–98 NBA season as a member of the Raptors, appearing in 78 games and averaged 8.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks in 21.3 minutes per game, all career bests except for blocks. As a result, more than 43 percent of his NBA career scoring and more than 30 percent of his NBA career games played totals came during that season. Early life Before Basketball One day he's walking home from band practice, and he walks past the s

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Uroš Slokar

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Uroš Slokar

Uroš Slokar (Slovene pronunciation: ; born May 14, 1983) is a Slovenian professional basketball player who last played for Pallacanestro Cantù of the Lega Basket Serie A. Pro career After playing two seasons in the Slovenian basketball league, Slokar moved to Italy's Serie A in 2003, where he represented Benetton Treviso and Pallalcesto Amatori Udine. Upon his 2005 NBA Draft selection by the Toronto Raptors (58th overall), he remained a further season in Europe. His NBA season input consisted of 20 games, whose outcomes were often decided, as the Raptors won a first ever Atlantic Division title. On August 16, 2007, Slokar signed a one-year deal with Triumph Lyubertsy, formerly known as Dynamo Moscow Region, which plays in the Russian Super League and the European Eurocup. After one season in Russia, he returned to Italy and signed with Fortitudo Bologna for the next two years. For the 2009-10 season he returned to Slovenia, where he played for Union Olimpija. He later left the club for Montepaschi Siena.

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Pape Sow

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Pape Sow

Pape Sow (pronounced Pop So) (born November 22, 1981) is a Senegalese former professional basketball player who has played for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and for several European and Asian teams.[1][2] College career Sow is fluent in three different languages, English, French, and his native Wolof. Sow attended college at California State University, Fullerton, in California, United States, where he was named 2nd Team All-Big West Conference in 2002. Pro career Sow was drafted by the Miami Heat in the second round, 47th selection, of the 2004 NBA Draft. The draft rights to Sow were acquired by the Toronto Raptors (along with a 2005 second round pick from the Heat) for the draft rights to center Albert Miralles, the 39th overall pick.[3] Sow played his NBA rookie season for the Raptors and showed considerable promise with his athleticism and aggressiveness in the paint although only netting 2.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.1 assists per game. After missing the entire 2005-06 pre-season play with a groi

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Greg Stiemsma

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Greg Stiemsma

Gregory Stiemsma (born September 26, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player who spent four seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played high school basketball for Randolph High School and college basketball for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, before going undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft. A 6'11" center, Stiemsma was known for his defense and shot blocking ability during his playing days. High school career Stiemsma attended Randolph High School in Randolph, Wisconsin where he led the Rockets to Division 4 state titles as a sophomore, junior and senior.[1] As a junior in 2002–03, he earned first-team all-state honors after averaging 14.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.5 blocks and 2.7 assists per game.[2] In November 2003, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[3] As a senior in 2003–04, he was limited to just 18 games due to right knee injury but still managed to earn third-team Associated Press all-state hon

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Michael Stewart (basketball)

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Michael Stewart (basketball)

Michael Curtis "Yogi" Stewart (born April 24, 1975) is a retired American basketball player who last played for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Stewart earned his nickname "Yogi" from his older brother for his childhood love of Yogi Bear cartoons.[1] Stewart, son of former Santa Clara standout and European pro Mike Stewart, was born in Cucq, Pas-de-Calais, France and starred at Kennedy High School in Sacramento, California, leading the Cougars to back-to-back city section titles in 1990 and 1991. Stewart played four seasons at the University of California, Berkeley. He averaged 4.3 ppg and 4.7 rpg in 117 games and finished as the Bears' all-time leading shot-blocker (207). Stewart set a school record by blocking 59 shots as a freshman in 1993–94 and holds the four best single-season totals for blocks in school history. He never missed a game, playing in all 117 games during his collegiate career and shooting .510 from the field. At the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival, Stewart was a member of the bronze medal-winn

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Ed Stokes

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Ed Stokes

Edward Kobie Stokes[1] (born September 3, 1971) is an American former professional basketball player, who played at the center position. Stokes attended the University of Arizona. During his collegiate career, he scored 984 points, grabbed 644 rebounds and blocked 167 shots. He was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1993 NBA draft (second round, 35th pick overall). Stokes started his professional career in Greece, playing for Panionios BC. He went on to represent Stefanel Milano, Aris Thessaloniki, Titanes de Morovis (Puerto Rico), Telemarket Roma, Toronto Raptors, Pistoia Olimpia, Keravnos (Cyprus), FC Porto, Libertad de Sunchales, STB Le Havre and Crabs Rimini. In the NBA, Stokes' rights were traded by the Heat to the Washington Bullets in 1995, but he was released without appearing for the team in any regular season games. He was also under preseason contract with the Denver Nuggets (October 1996) and Seattle SuperSonics (October 1997 and September–October 2000). He would appear sparingly for the Toronto

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Peja Stojaković

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Peja Stojaković

Predrag Stojaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић, pronounced ; born June 9, 1977), also known by his nickname Peja (sr. Peđa/Pedja/Пеђа, pronounced ), is a Serbian professional basketball executive and former player. He is currently the director of player personnel and development for the Sacramento Kings.[1] Standing at 6 ft 10 (2.08 m), Stojaković played mostly at the small forward position. He won the NBA Three-point shootout two times, and was the first European-born player to win one of the All-Star Weekend competitions. Stojaković made 1,760 three-point field goals in his career which ranked 10th all-time at the point of his retirement. After starting in Crvena zvezda and while playing for PAOK, Stojaković was drafted fourteenth overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 1996 NBA draft. In the NBA, he had a breakthrough season in 2000–01 following two seasons on the bench, averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting .400 from three-point range in his first season as a starter. He finishe

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Damon Stoudamire

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Damon Stoudamire

Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player and the current head men's basketball coach at the University of the Pacific.[1] The 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 171 lb (78 kg) point guard was selected with the 7th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 NBA draft and won the 1995–96 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He played collegiately at the University of Arizona, and professionally for the Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. He is the cousin of former Atlanta Hawks and Arizona Wildcats standout Salim Stoudamire and former NBA player now PBA player Terrence Jones.[2] Early life Stoudamire was born to Willie Stoudamire and Liz Washington in Portland, Oregon; he was the only child, with three stepsisters; his parents never married. Willie Stoudamire moved away to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to work in a brewery when Damon was seven years old. Stoudamire was raised by his mother, Liz, and his grandmother, Wanda Stoud

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Julyan Stone

Julyan Ray Stone (born December 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Reyer Venezia of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played college basketball for the University of Texas at El Paso. Early life Stone was born on December 7, 1988, in Alexandria, Virginia to David and Janet Stone. He has three siblings; his brother J.T. played college football at West Texas A&M University, while his brother Jason played collegiately at San Diego State University. Stone attended Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team for four seasons. As a senior, he averaged 17 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists, and 5.7 steals. After the season, he was considered a top 200 recruit by HOOP Scoop Online heading into college.[1] College career Stone was rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and was recruited by both the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the University of Portland. On May 4, 2007, he accepted the scholarship offer from

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Žan Tabak

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Žan Tabak

Žan Tabak (born June 15, 1970) is a Croatian former professional basketball player and a current head coach. His basketball career, spanning twenty years, was marked by several notable achievements, despite injuries. He was the first international player to play in the NBA Finals for two teams.[1] Zan Tabak averaged 5.0 points in his 6-year NBA career.[2] Early career Born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia, Tabak's father-in-law Ratomir Tvrdić was a top European basketball player, his wife played first-division basketball for Croatia, and his younger brother played professionally in Croatia.[3] Tabak began his basketball career in 1985, at the age of fifteen, making his debut with the Jugoplastika Split organization. Only a few years later, he and Split teammates Dino Rađa and Toni Kukoč led the club to three consecutive European Championships (1989–91), a feat only equaled in EuroLeague's storied history by its first champions, ASK Riga, some thirty years before.[4] Between the draft and the NBA Rađa

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Rod Strickland

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Rod Strickland

Rodney Strickland (born July 11, 1966) is an American basketball executive and retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He is currently the program manager for the NBA G League's professional path.[1] Strickland played college basketball at DePaul University, where he was awarded All-American honors. He then enjoyed a long career in the NBA, playing from 1988 to 2005. Strickland was an assistant coach for the South Florida Bulls, under Orlando Antigua from 2014 to 2017.[2] He formerly served in an administrative role for the University of Kentucky basketball team under head coach John Calipari and was the director of basketball operations at the University of Memphis under Calipari. He is the godfather of current NBA player Kyrie Irving. High school career A native of the Bronx, Strickland played for the New York Gauchos. While a junior he led Truman High School in Co-Op City to the state championship and was ranked as one of the top 10 high school recruits in the nation. As a senior, he transf

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John Thomas (basketball)

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John Thomas (basketball)

John Thomas (born September 8, 1975) is an American professional basketball player who has most recently played for Jeonju KCC Egis in South Korea.[1] He was the captain of the Minnesota Golden Gophers team that advanced to the 1997 NCAA Semi-Final. Selected by the New York Knicks with the 25th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft although he never played a game with them as he was traded, along with Dontae' Jones, Walter McCarty and Scott Brooks to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Chris Mills and two conditional second-round draft choices on October 22, 1997. Four months later, he was again traded, this time to the Toronto Raptors, alongside Chauncey Billups, Dee Brown and Roy Rogers, for Kenny Anderson, Zan Tabak and Popeye Jones. He signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 2004, appearing in 44 games over the course of the entire season. Thomas was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Hawks in November 2005 from the Memphis Grizzlies and subsequently placed on waivers again on January 5, 20

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Gary Trent

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Gary Trent

Gary Dajaun Trent Sr. (born September 22, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player. Early life Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Trent played his high school basketball at Hamilton Township High School. In his senior season, he shot 81.4 percent from the field, a national high school record.[1] He played college basketball at Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), where his size and powerful play earned him the nickname "The Shaq of the MAC". Trent was named MAC Player of the Year all three years that he played in Athens (1993-95).[1] Trent's No. 20 Bobcat jersey was retired on January 21, 2012, during halftime of an Ohio U. vs. Miami University game that the Bobcats won, 69–65. Trent was inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame in 2013.[2] Professional career After college, Trent was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 11th pick in the 1995 NBA Draft. He was immediately traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for their selection, Shawn Respert. During his NBA c

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P. J. Tucker

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P. J. Tucker

Anthony Leon "P. J." Tucker Jr. (born May 5, 1985)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). High school and college Tucker attended William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh before playing college basketball player for the University of Texas. In high school, Tucker was named North Carolina Player of the Year in 2002 and his jersey number was later retired.[2] In his three seasons at Texas, he scored 1,169 points, including a career-high 594 in the 2005–06 season. He also had 714 rebounds, 170 assists (including 107 in 2005–06), and 116 steals throughout his career. After being unable to play most of his sophomore season due to poor academics,[3][4] Tucker was named a second-team All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year in his junior year.[5][6] Professional career Beginnings and international career Tucker was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 35th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and signed a two-year deal with them on Ju

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Hedo Türkoğlu

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Hedo Türkoğlu

Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: ; born March 19, 1979) is a Turkish former professional basketball player and current president of the Turkish Basketball Federation. He has played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'10" forward played for six teams throughout his NBA career. Professional career Efes Pilsen (1996–2000) Türkoğlu joined Efes Pilsen (now known as Anadolu Efes) in 1996 and played four seasons with the team. He averaged 8.4 points on 58 percent shooting in 50 games in the EuroLeague. Türkoğlu helped the team reach the 2000 EuroLeague Final Four, averaging 13.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists, in 22 games.[1][2] Sacramento Kings (2000–03) Türkoğlu was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 16th pick of the 2000 NBA draft. He was the first Turkish-born player in NBA history.[3] He played alongside other European stars such as Vlade Divac and Peja Stojaković. He earned consideration for the NBA's Sixth Man Award in his sophomore season, after av

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Roko Ukić

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Roko Ukić

Roko Leni Ukić (born December 5, 1984) is a Croatian professional basketball player for Levallois Metropolitans of the Pro A. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he mainly plays at the point guard position, but he can also play at the shooting guard position. Professional career Split Ukić was born and raised in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia, where he began playing basketball for the youth clubs of KK Split in 1992. He competed on cadet and junior teams for the club, winning the national youth championship twice with the cadet team, and earning the MVP award of the Croat cadet championship in 2000. Ukić joined the club's senior team, KK Split, in 2000, at the age of 16. He scored his first professional points on October 14, 2000, as his Split Croatia Insurance team won the game against KK Šibenik (93:79). Ukić finished the game with five points.[1] At the age of 17, Ukić was already the team's captain. During his five years with the club, he won the Croatian League championship in 2003, and the Croatian Cu

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Ben Uzoh

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Ben Uzoh

Benjamin Chukwukelo Uzoh (born March 18, 1988) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player who currently plays for Caballeros de Culiacán of CIBACOPA Mexico. He also plays for the Nigerian National Team.[1] College career Uzoh played for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane over his four-year college basketball career. Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior 9.9 PPG 15.6 PPG 14.0 PPG 15.3 PPG 5.0 RPG 5.4 RPG 4.9 RPG 4.7 RPG 1.5 APG 2.3 APG 4.7 RPG 4.7 APG Uzoh is the only player in school history to be ranked top 10 among points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. He's a three time All-Conference USA recipient including his selection to the first team his senior year. He started in 140 games out 141 game in his college career. Professional career In the summer of 2010, Uzoh earned Portsmouth Invitational Tournament All Third Team. After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, Uzoh signed a partially guaranteed contract with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. On January

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Greivis Vásquez

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Greivis Vásquez

Greivis Josué Vásquez Rodríguez (born January 16, 1987) is a Venezuelan former professional basketball player who last played for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in 2010 after a U.S. college career with the University of Maryland men's basketball team. Vásquez finished second on the Terrapins' all-time scoring list, with 2,171 career points.[1] He was born in Caracas and moved to the United States to attend high school at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland in 2004.[2] During his senior year at Montrose he committed to the University of Maryland to play under head coach Gary Williams. In 2007, Vásquez played on the Venezuelan national basketball team in the FIBA America Championships. In his final college season of 2009–10, he was one of three Venezuelans playing in NCAA Division I men's basketball, with the others being David Cubillan of the Marquette Golden Eagles and Gregory Echenique of the Creighton Bluejays. Early life Vásquez grew up in Ca

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Charlie Villanueva

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Charlie Villanueva

Charlie Alexander Villanueva (born August 24, 1984) is a Dominican-American former professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Roberto Villanueva and Dora Mejia, Villanueva was raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. He was drafted at the age of 20 with the seventh overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. He also holds Dominican citizenship and has represented the Dominican Republic national basketball team in international competition.[1][2] Personal life Villanueva has an autoimmune skin disease known as alopecia universalis, a variation of alopecia areata. This prevents the growth of hair on the scalp and/or elsewhere on the body, but otherwise is not physically painful, dangerous, or life-threatening. Villanueva is a spokesman for the NAAF (National Alopecia Areata Foundation),[3] and received the February 2006 Community Assist Award from the NBA for his work with

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Jake Voskuhl

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Jake Voskuhl

Robert Jacob Voskuhl (born November 1, 1977) is retired American professional basketball player. After attending Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Voskuhl went to the University of Connecticut from 1996–2000, where he was the starting center on the school's 1999 NCAA National Championship team. The squad also featured former NBA star Richard "Rip" Hamilton. He became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity while an undergraduate. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 33rd overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft, he only played 16 games in his rookie season, averaging 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns in the 2001 offseason, and got considerably more playing time in 2001–02, as he played 59 games and averaged 5.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Overall, he played four years with the Suns, posting career-best averages in his third year with the team (6.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg). On August 2, 2005, Voskuhl was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for a conditional second-round draft pick

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John Wallace (basketball)

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John Wallace (basketball)

John Gilbert Wallace (born February 9, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'8 forward played seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), in addition to stints in Greece and Italy. He was selected with the 18th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. A 1992 graduate of Greece Athena High School in Rochester, New York, Wallace led Syracuse University to the NCAA championship game during his senior season in 1996, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats. After his college graduation, Wallace played seven seasons in the NBA, with the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat. John Wallace is an Executive Board Member of Heavenly Productions Foundation, a 501c-3 charity based in Armonk, New York whose mission is to help children in need and in distress. His son John Wallace Jr. also went to Greece Athena and played basketball. Stats Professional Season Team GP MPG RPG APG PPG 1996-97 Knicks 68 11.6 2.3 0.5

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Sonny Weems

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Sonny Weems

Clarence "Sonny" Weems (born July 8, 1986)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft and shortly thereafter traded to the Denver Nuggets. He has since played for the Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, and has had stints in Lithuania and Russia. At 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), Weems plays both the shooting guard and point guard positions. Early life Weems was born with cleft feet, and as a child, he was told that he might not be able to walk or run. He stumbled as a youngster and endured painful childhood nights in corrective shoes before finding his stride and becoming a state long-jump and high-jump champion.[2][3] High school and college career Weems played basketball at West Memphis High School where he was named first team all-state a

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Dwayne Whitfield

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Dwayne Whitfield

Dwayne Whitfield (born August 22, 1972, in Aberdeen, Mississippi) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" and 240 lb power forward, he played college basketball at Jackson State University and had a brief spell in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors. Whitfield was selected 40th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1995 NBA Draft. He played 8 games in the inaugural season for the Toronto Raptors in early 1996[1] after he was acquired in a multi-player trade for B. J. Armstrong.[2] He also played professionally abroad in Italy, Spain, China, Hungary, Mexico, Venezuela and Chile. He also played with the Rockford Lightning of the CBA, The Brooklyn Kings of the USBL and The NBA Ambassadors under head coach Nate "Tiny" Archibald. Notes Dwayne Whitfield 1995-96 Game Log, basketballreference.com http://www.nba.com/playerfile/bj_armstrong/bio.html External links NBA stats @ basketballreference.com

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Donald Whiteside

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Donald Whiteside

Donald Whiteside (born April 25, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. Listed as a 5'10", 160 lb point guard, he played college basketball for Northern Illinois University. In 1992, Whiteside had a brief stint with the Goldfields Giants, before going on to play two seasons in the NBL for the Hobart Devils in 1992 and 1993.[1] Between 1996 and 1997, he played in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks. He also had stints in Latvia (for Rīgas Laiks),[2] Czech Republic and Spain, as well as in the Continental Basketball Association and the American Basketball Association.[3] References 'Where Are They Now' - MSBL Imports Archived March 21, 2016, at the Wayback Machine LBL leģionāru Top10: visu laiku labākais - Holdens (in Latvian) LOVE OF GAME TAKES NORTHERN ILLINOIS GUARD DONALD WHITESIDE INTO IBCA HALL OF FAME IN APRIL External links Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com Donald Whiteside at niuhuskies.com Donald Whiteside a

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Aaron Williams (basketball)

Aaron Williams (born October 2, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played at the power forward and center positions. After professional career spanning 15 years, he is now an assistant men's basketball coach at his alma mater, Xavier University[1] in Cincinnati, Ohio. Basketball career Williams was undrafted after a college career at Xavier University, and played for the NBA's Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Wizards, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers. He also had brief stints in the CBA, Italy and Greece. In 2000-01, as a member of the New Jersey Nets, Williams posted his best numbers as a pro, playing all 82 games while averaging 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, but also had the dubious distinction of leading the league in total personal fouls committed, with 319 (an average of 3.89 fouls per game).[2] On December 17, 2004, he was traded by the Nets

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Alvin Williams

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Alvin Williams

Alvin Leon Williams (born August 6, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1997 to 2007. Basketball career Williams played college basketball at Villanova University. The Portland Trail Blazers drafted him in the second round of the 1997 NBA Draft, and Williams began his career there before going on to join the Toronto Raptors in 1998. He appeared in all 82 games for two straight seasons, 2001–02 and 2002-03. After missing a third of the 2003–04 and the entire 2004-05 season with a knee injury, Williams re-joined the lineup at the start of the 2005-06 season. Unfortunately, the injured knee forced Williams back on the injured list after playing just one game that season. On July 26, 2006, Williams was waived by the Raptors to make room for free agent guard Fred Jones. Reports said both the team and Williams had reached an agreement that resulted in the Raptors only having to pay half of Williams' remaining salary. Jones was a

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Eric Williams (basketball, born 1972)

Eric C. Williams (born July 17, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player who, until 2007, had played in the National Basketball Association. Career Following a collegiate career which began at Burlington County College in New Jersey, then Vincennes University in Indiana, followed by Providence College in Rhode Island,[1] the 6' 8" small forward was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 14th pick in the 1995 NBA Draft. He played two years with them before being traded to the Denver Nuggets during the 1997 offseason for a couple of second round draft picks. The Nuggets only got four games out of Williams during the 1997-98 campaign due to him tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The following season, he returned, but only played in 38 of 82 regular season games with Denver before they repatriated him back to Boston along with Danny Fortson and Eric Washington plus a future draft pick in exchange for Ron Mercer, Ronald "Popeye" Jones, and Dwayne Schintzius. His second t

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Herb Williams

Herbert L. Williams (born February 16, 1958) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for eighteen seasons from 1981 to 1999. Williams served as the interim head coach and the assistant coach of the NBA's New York Knicks. He is currently an assistant coach for the New York Liberty of the WNBA. College career Williams was a four-year starter for the Ohio State Buckeyes, scoring 2,011 points (then a team record) and pulling down 1,111 rebounds (still second in team history only to Jerry Lucas).[1] Williams is the school leader in career field goals made, with 834 in 114 games. He is second all-time in career blocked shots with 328. Williams was named to the All-Big Ten team as a junior, when Ohio State finished the year with a 21-8 record and advanced to the NCAA regionals. He led the Buckeyes in scoring that year with an average of 17.6 points per game. Williams was a team co-captain in both his junior and senior years. Professional career Williams was a first-

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Jerome Williams (basketball)

Jerome Williams (born May 10, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Career He was a star player on the Magruder High School basketball team. Drafted out of Georgetown University by the Detroit Pistons with the 26th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft (the pick originally belonged to the San Antonio Spurs and went to the Pistons in the Dennis Rodman trade), he played four-plus years with the Pistons, becoming one of their key reserves. He was a fan favorite during his days playing for the Toronto Raptors due to his tenacious efforts on the court. On February 22, 2001 Williams was traded from the Detroit Pistons, along with Eric Montross, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Corliss Williamson, Tyrone Corbin, Dávid Kornél and a future first-round draft pick. He was so enthusiastic about joining his new teammates that he immediately drove from Detroit to Toronto upon hearing the news. In 2002-03 with the Raptors, Williams averaged 9.7 points p

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Louis Williams

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Louis Williams

Louis Williams may refer to: Louis Williams (American football) (born 1979), American football player Louis Williams (sailor) (1845–1886), American sailor Louis Williams (architect) (1890–1980), Australian architect Louis Williams (footballer) (1889–?), English football (soccer) player Louis Otho Williams (1908–1991), American botanist Lou Williams (born 1986), American basketball player See also Lewis Williams (disambiguation)

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Micheal Williams

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Micheal Williams

Micheal Douglas Williams (born July 23, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player at the point guard position in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Out of Baylor University, Williams was selected with the 48th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons with whom he played 49 games in his rookie season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.4 assists per game. The Pistons won the NBA championship in his rookie year. Williams was traded by Detroit to the Phoenix Suns on draft day of 1991, along with the Pistons' first-round draft pick (27th overall) of the 1989 NBA draft, Kenny Battle, in exchange for the Suns' first-round draft choice (24th overall pick), Anthony Cook. That season was spent split between the Phoenix Suns and the Charlotte Hornets averaging 5.6 points and 2.9 assists per game, before being acquired by the Indiana Pacers in 1990. He thrived during his two seasons in Indiana, averaging 13.2 points, 6.5 assists and shooting 87.5% from the free-throw line. Prior to t

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Walt Williams

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Walt Williams

Walter Ander "The Wizard" Williams (born April 16, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player. A sharpshooting 6'8" forward/guard, Williams attended school at the University of Maryland from 1988 to 1992, and is credited by many for resurrecting the school's basketball program which was going through very difficult times. Born in Washington, D.C., Williams began his Maryland career only two years after the death of star Len Bias and the ensuing scandal that cost Lefty Driesell his job as coach. When Williams arrived at Maryland, the Terrapins were also on the verge of receiving major sanctions from the NCAA due to violations committed by Driesell's successor, Bob Wade, that would lead to his resignation. Rather than transfer to another school, Williams chose to remain at Maryland and play under new coach Gary Williams. It was a tremendous boost for the coach, who had to start rebuilding the program from the bottom up while dealing with both the sanctions and tougher academic standards now imp

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Corliss Williamson

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Corliss Williamson

Corliss Mondari Williamson (born December 4, 1973) is an American basketball coach and former basketball player who played for four teams during his 12-year NBA career. He last served as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns. His nickname is "Big Nasty",[1] a moniker he received from his AAU coach when he was 13.[2] Williamson was a dominating power forward in college, but an undersized power forward in the NBA and mostly played at the small forward position. Amateur career High school Corliss Williamson played basketball at Russellville High School, where he achieved numerous accolades. He was a three-time all-conference and all-state selection, and was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992.[2] Prior to his senior year, Williamson held his own against future teammate Chris Webber in an AAU championship game, getting 37 points to Webber's 38 points. As a senior Williamson averaged twenty-eight points and nine rebounds per game,[3] and led his team to the King Cotton Classic champ

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