Ashraf Amaya

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Ashraf Amaya
Personal information
Born (1971-11-23) November 23, 1971 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolWalther Lutheran
(Melrose Park, Illinois)
CollegeSouthern Illinois (1989–1993)
NBA draft1993 / Undrafted
Playing career1993–2004
Number18, 50
Career history
1993–1994Quad City Thunder
1994Fort Wayne Fury
1995–1996Vancouver Grizzlies
1996–1997Washington Bullets
1997–1998Idaho Stampede
1998–1999Ducato Siena
2004Dakota Wizards
Career highlights and awards

Ashraf Amaya (born November 23, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player.

High school career[edit]

Amaya attended Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year, but he transferred to Walther Lutheran High School to finish his high school career. While at Walther, Amaya led the Broncos to a 3rd-place finish in the 1988 Illinois High School Association playoffs. Amaya's number 50 jersey is retired at Walther.

College career[edit]

Amaya played college basketball for the Southern Illinois University.

Professional career[edit]

After college, Amaya then would appear for the Vancouver Grizzlies in their inaugural season (1995–96) and Washington Bullets (1996–97) in the NBA, playing a total of 85 games in those two seasons.[1]

Amaya last played professionally for the Apollon Patras club in Greece, in the Greek Basket League in 2004, he also played for the Dakota Wizards of the NBDL, Alpella Istanbul in Turkey (Turkish League), the Idaho Stampede in the CBA, and Maroussi Athens in Greece, with whom he won the Saporta Cup in 2001.[2]

International career[edit]

Amaya also played for the US national team at the 1998 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[3]


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