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Alaa Abdelnaby


Alaa Abdelnaby (Arabic: علاء عبد النبي‎‎, born June 24, 1968) is a retired Egyptian American professional basketball player. He played for Duke University and then played in the NBA and CBA, among other leagues. Abdelnaby is currently a basketball broadcaster/analyst for CSN Philadelphia, CBS Sports Network, and Westwood One Radio.

Abdelnaby was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and moved to the United States with his family in 1971 at the age of two. Abdelnaby is Muslim. He was raised in Nutley and Bloomfield, New Jersey and played on the Bloomfield High School basketball team.

Abdelnaby was selected as a standout American high school athlete as both a McDonald's All-American and a Parade All-American.

Abdelnaby played at Duke University from 1986 to 1990, where he was a Third-Team All-ACC selection as a senior.

Abdelnaby commented on Duke University's academic requirements: "The only way I can make five A's is when I sign my name."

Abdelnaby was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association with the 25th pick of the 1990 NBA Draft, and he spent five years in the league, playing for Portland as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings. He was signed by the Golden State Warriors but he never played for that franchise.



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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf


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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. Abdul-Rauf played basketball for Gulfport High School before enrolling at Louisiana State University to play college basketball for the Tigers.

His nine-year NBA career, spent with the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies, was marked by an appearance in the Slam Dunk Contest as well as by one of the most accurate free-throw shooting records ever. Considered one of the greatest free-throw shooters in the history of the game, Abdul-Rauf missed the all time free-throw shooting NBA season record by only a single miss in the 1993–94 season. He sparked controversy for refusing to stand for the national anthem, and calling the flag of the United States a symbol of oppression. After his NBA career, he played in multiple leagues around the world.

Abdul-Rauf was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Jacqueline Jackson. He was raised in a single-parent family, along with his two brothers, Omar and David. His childhood was characterized by poverty, as there were times that he and his brothers were not able to have proper nutrition. Abdul-Rauf missed the fourth grade and, later on, he was placed in special education classes. He suffered from a moderate form of Tourette syndrome, a condition that went undiagnosed until he was 17. Abdul-Rauf managed to overcome difficulties to become a basketball prodigy for Gulfport High School. In his senior season in high school he averaged 29.9 points and 5.7 assists per game and was called up to the McDonald's All-American Game. He was also named Mississippi Mr. Basketball twice, in 1987 and 1988.

Abdul-Rauf was a standout freshman for LSU scoring 48 points against Louisiana Tech, in just his third game for the school. He set the record in scoring for a freshman with 53 points against Florida. On March 4, 1989 he scored 55 against Ole Miss to break his own record, also setting career-high for three pointers made with 10. In the same game Ole Miss's Gerald Glass scored 53, making their 108 combined points the most ever by two players in a SEC game He appeared in 32 games in his freshman season, setting the NCAA record for points by a freshman (965) and points per game by a freshman (30.2). He was named SEC Player of the Year and First-team All-Americans. In his sophomore season, he produced similar numbers with his scoring average slightly falling to 27.8 per game. On February 10, 1990 he tied his career-high for three pointers made, while finishing the game with 49 points. He was named SEC Player of the Year and First-team All-American for a second year in a row.



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Shareef Abdur-Rahim


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Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born December 11, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball player. He was also the director of player personnel for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings' minor-league affiliate. He last played in the NBA for the Kings. On the basketball court, he played both forward or center positions. Abdur-Rahim was a standout player during his high school days. He left University of California, Berkeley after one year to enter the 1996 NBA draft.

In his early NBA career, Abdur-Rahim was the star of the Vancouver Grizzlies franchise for five seasons. He was traded by the Grizzlies in 2001 and then played for the Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers before joining his last team, the Sacramento Kings. Nicknamed "Reef", Abdur-Rahim was named an NBA All-Star in the 2001–02 season. He also played on the United States men's national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Prior to joining the Kings, despite the fact that he achieved solid statistics throughout his career, Abdur-Rahim shared the NBA record for most number of games played without making a playoff appearance. Following persistent injuries to his right knee, Abdur-Rahim announced his retirement from basketball on September 22, 2008.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim is the second eldest sibling in a family of twelve children born to Aminah and William Abdur-Rahim. Abdur-Rahim, whose first name means "noble" and whose last name means "Servant of the Most Merciful One, is a devout Muslim. He values his parents for their guiding influence on him since his youth and credits them with his life philosophy: "remember how you came on all your accomplishments and stay humble." From an early age, Abdur-Rahim was surrounded by family members who played basketball; his brother, Muhammad, played at the University of Detroit while his younger brother, Amir, played at Southeastern Louisiana University. Abdur-Rahim himself started playing competitive basketball at Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. At Wheeler, he was named "Mr. Basketball" in back-to-back seasons, and he led the school to a state title as a junior in 1994.



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Mark Acres


Mark Richard Acres (born November 15, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who spent most of his career in the NBA. He was a 6'11", 220 lb (100 kg) forward/center.

Acres attended Oral Roberts University and was drafted in the second round of the 1985 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He was a part of the Orlando Magic's first year expansion team.

Mark Acres is currently a junior high P.E. teacher at J. H. Hull Middle School in Torrance California.



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Hassan Adams


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Hassan Olawale Adams (born June 20, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Singapore Slingers of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). He played college basketball for Arizona.

Adams attended Westchester High School in Westchester, Los Angeles, where he averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists while leading his team to a 32–2 record, the California State Division I-A Championship, and a USA Today No. 1 ranking in his senior year. A McDonald's All-American and second team Parade All-America pick. Named California Mr. Basketball, the first guard to receive the honor since Baron Davis in 1997.

Adams played collegiately at the University of Arizona from 2002 to 2006. Adams played primarily at the small forward position under coach Lute Olson and wore number 21 throughout his collegiate career. He was named All-Pac-10 First Team in 2006.

In the 2006 NBA draft, Adams was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round with the 54th pick. In pre-draft workouts, Adams was injured after Texas forward P. J. Tucker stepped on his foot. Adams made the Nets roster and in his rookie year and started eight games, finishing with 61 played games that season. He scored his first points on November 24. On November 29, 2006, Adams scored a career-high 16 points against the Boston Celtics in 23 minutes of playing time. On July 14, 2007, the Nets waived Adams.

Adams worked out with the Cleveland Cavaliers and played in three preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 2.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg and 0.3 apg in 6.3 mpg. On October 27, 2007, the Cavs waived him.



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Bam Adebayo


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Edrice "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997), is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the University of Kentucky. Adebayo became a five-star recruit and considered one of the best players in the Class of 2016 by most recruiting services. He was picked 14th overall in the 2017 NBA draft.

Adebayo was nicknamed "Bam Bam" by his mother when, while watching The Flintstones at age one, he flipped over a coffee table in a manner similar to the show's character Bamm-Bamm Rubble.

His junior year he attended Northside High School in Pinetown, North Carolina, where he averaged 32.2 points and 18 rebounds a game. After his junior season he transferred to High Point Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina. In his senior season at HPCA, Adebayo averaged 18.9 points per game, 13.0 rebounds per game, 1.4 blocks per game and 1.5 assist per game. Adebayo led the Cougars to a NCISAA state championship appearance. He was named North Carolina Mr. Basketball in 2016. Prior to his senior year, Adebayo competed on the Adidas Uprising Circuit for the AAU team, Team Loaded North Carolina alongside Dennis Smith Jr.. He averaged 14.2 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game on the Adidas Uprising Circuit. He soon played on the Under Armour Association Circuit for the AAU team, Team Felton sponsored by Los Angeles Clippers point guard Raymond Felton. Adebayo played in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. He participated in the Under Armour Elite 24 Invitational in 2015 where he was named Elite 24 MVP. Adebayo also competed in the Adidas Nations and NBPA Top 100 camp.



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Arron Afflalo


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Arron Agustin Afflalo (born October 15, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for UCLA. As a junior, he was named a consensus NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans and was voted the player of the year in the Pac-12 Conference. After electing to forgo his senior year in college, Afflalo was selected in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons with the 27th overall pick.

Afflalo was born at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, only a few minutes' walk from Pauley Pavilion, where the UCLA Bruins play their home games. His parents are Benjamin Afflalo and Gwendolyn Washington. He also has a younger sister named Paris.

As a senior in 2003–04, Afflalo helped lead Centennial High School to a California Division III title.

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Afflalo was listed as the No. 6 shooting guard and the No. 26 player in the nation in 2004.

As a college player for UCLA, Afflalo's defensive dominance throughout the 2006–07 season (one example being holding Cal's Ayinde Ubaka to zero points in one of the two teams' matchups), and his 17.4 points per game, led to him being voted the Pac-10 Player of the Year by the other coaches in the conference. He also set the then-school record for most three-point field goals made (87) in a season. Commenting on the award, Afflalo said, "It is good that contributions on both ends of the floor are recognized ... If you truly have a love and passion for the game, then you should work at every aspect of it, not just the part that gives you [attention], that being scoring."



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Mark Aguirre


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Mark Anthony Aguirre (born December 10, 1959) is an American retired basketball player in the National Basketball Association. Aguirre played from 1981–1994 and won two championships with the Detroit Pistons after being sent to Detroit from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Adrian Dantley. Aguirre was a three-time All-Star for Dallas.

While playing at DePaul University, he averaged 24.5 points over three seasons with the Blue Demons, and in 1981 was The Sporting News College Player of the Year. He also was the USBWA College Player of the Year and James Naismith Award winner in 1980, and a 2 time member of The Sporting News' All-America first team. As a freshman in 1978–1979, he led the Demons to the Final Four, where they lost to Indiana State, led by future Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird.

The Chicago native played on the same DePaul team as future NBA star, Terry Cummings, and found himself in the national spotlight during his three years at the university. He averaged 24.0 points as a freshman in 1978–79, and led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Final Four. Over the next two seasons he scored 26.8 and 23.0 points per game, respectively, and was named College Player of the Year in 1980–81. A member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic basketball team, Aguirre left school after his junior year. The Dallas Mavericks selected him with the first overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft.



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Cole Aldrich


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Cole David Aldrich (born October 31, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers. He played three seasons of college basketball for the University of Kansas before being drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 11th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

Aldrich attended Bloomington Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota. As a senior, he was named state player of the year by the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Aldrich was listed as the No. 6 center and the No. 30 player in the nation in 2007.

During the 2007–08 season at Kansas, Aldrich's freshman season, his playing time was limited due to playing behind future NBA draft picks Darrell Arthur, Sasha Kaun, and Darnell Jackson. He averaged three rebounds and 2.8 points a game on 8.3 minutes a game during the regular season. Statistically, Aldrich's best performance was an 11-point, 11-rebound outing in a win over Texas Tech on March 3, 2008. Probably the most crucial game for Aldrich was during the Final Four game between Kansas and North Carolina on April 5, 2008, when he played only 16 minutes but managed to grab 8 rebounds and score 7 points along with blocking 4 shots while also playing effective defense against National Player of the Year Tyler Hansbrough, helping lead Kansas into the NCAA national championship game. They then defeated the Memphis Tigers to win their first Championship since 1988.



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