Category:American expatriate basketball people in Sweden
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1. Malcolm Grant (basketball) – Malcolm Grant is an American professional basketball player KK Šentjur of the Slovenian Premier Basketball League. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he played high school basketball for Robeson High School before going to The Winchendon School college prep school and he subsequently enrolled at Villanova University to play for the Wildcats. After his freshman season at Villanova he transferred to the Miami Hurricanes, after graduating from the University of Miami, in 2012, with a degree in Sports Administration, Grant joined APOEL in Cyprus. He then moved to Australia to play for the Wollongong Hawks, in 2014 he joined the Halifax Rainmen in Canada to leave shortly afterwards to play for Swedish club LF Basket Norrbotten. In 2015 he had a stint in Canada, this time to play for the Mississauga Power. He continued in Canada in the season competing for the Island Storm. Grant was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 21,1988, to Duncan and he grew up with three siblings, Unique, the late Sayeed and LeVar. He played basketball under coaches Larry Major and Todd Myles in Robeson High School. In his senior season, Grant averaged 23.0 points,2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game to be named PSAL player of the year and he was also named in the 2006 regional Jordan Brand Classic. After graduating from Robeson, he attended a year of school in Winchendon School to qualify academically for college. In the 2007 recruiting class, Grant was a three star recruit for Rivals. com, Scout. com and 247Sports. com, Grant gave a verbal commitment to Seton Hall, to play under coach Louis Orr. Orrs uncertain status as Seton Halls head coach convinced Grant to change his commitment to Villanova, in his debut for Villanova he scored 16 points in an 86–64 win versus Stony Brook. On December 7,2007 he scored 18 points, all in the last seven minutes of the game and he scored a season-high 23 points, in 18 minutes, against Rutgers. Following that game he played one minute in the three games. He saw limited playing time for the rest of the season, on April 4,2008 he received a release, to explore transfer opportunities to other universities. In April 2008, Grant transferred to the University of Miami and he sat out the 2008–09 season due to NCAA transfer rules. His debut for Miami was in an 83–53 win over North Carolina Central, scoring 6 points, grabbing 4 rebounds and his season-high scoring effort was 18 points against UNC Wilmington, a feature he tied against Boston College. He played in all 33 games of the season, starting 4 of them, throughout the season Grant had 9.6 points,1.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game
2. Jennifer Azzi – Jennifer Lynn Azzi is a former basketball coach, most recently the head coach of the womens team at the University of San Francisco. Azzi is also a collegiate and professional basketball player, as well as an Olympic. Azzi received a scholarship and played point guard for Stanford Universitys womens basketball team from 1987 to 1990, during her four years at Stanford, the Cardinal compiled a 101-23 win-loss record, and captured two Pac-10 titles. During her senior year, Azzi led the Cardinal to the NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Championship and her individual accomplishments included, Named to the Kodak All-America First Team in 1989 and 1990. 1990 recipient of the Wade Trophy and Naismith Award, 1990—Winner of the Honda Sports Award for basketball NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player, and the West Region MVP in 1990. Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 1989 and 1990, three time All-Pac 10 First Team selection Azzi graduated in 1990 with a Bachelors Degree in economics. Azzi went to school at Jefferson Junior High, in Oak Ridge. In 1988, Azzi was named to the Jones Cup team, the USA team ended the competition with a 3–2 record, but that was enough to secure the silver medal. Azzi averaged 5.4 points per game, Azzi was a member of the USA National team at the 1990 World Championships, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The team won their opening round games fairly easily, with the closest of the first three games a 27-point victory over Czechoslovakia, then they faced Cuba, a team that had beaten the USA in exhibition matches only a few weeks earlier. The USA team was losing at halftime, but came back to win 87–78, the USA team found itself behind at halftime to Canada in their next game, but came back to win easily 95–70. In the title match, the USA team won the medal with a score of 88–78. Azzi averaged 4.6 points per game, and recorded 15 assists, Azzi played with the USA team at the 1991 Pan American Games. The team finished with a record of 4–2, but managed to win the bronze medal, the USA team lost a three-point game to Brazil, then responded with wins over Argentina and Cuba, earning a spot in the medal round. The next game was a rematch against Cuba, and this time the team from Cuba won a five-point game, the USA beat Canada easily to win the bronze. Azzi averaged 6.7 points per game, Azzi was a member of the gold medal-winning U. S. womens basketball team at the 1994 Goodwill Games, which was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Azzi was named to the USA national team and competed in the 1994 World Championships, held in June 1994 in Sydney, the team was coached by Tara VanDerveer, and won their first six games, when they faced Brazil. In a closely contested, high-scoring game, Brazil hit ten of ten free throws in the minute to secure a 110–107 victory
3. Jim Boylan – Jim Boylan is an American basketball coach. He served as the head coach for the Chicago Bulls for part of the 2007–08 NBA season. He also served as a coach for the Milwaukee Bucks for part of the 2012–13 NBA season. Most recently, he played a part in helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA Finals over the Golden State Warriors. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Boylan started his career at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts before transferring to Marquette University in Milwaukee. Boylan played for the Tucson Gunners in the Western Basketball Association during the 1978–79 season and he was named a second team All Star, and he helped the Gunners with the WBA championship. However, Boylan never played an NBA game and he headed to Europe instead, having a short pro career. He played for Alvik Basket of Stockholm, Sweden in the 1979–80 season, Boylan began his coaching career as a player-coach in Switzerland from 1982 to 1986 and led Vevey Basket to its first championship in its 30-year history. At age 31, he moved back to the States becoming an assistant under Jud Heathcote at Michigan State University from 1986–89, Boylan then took over head coaching duties at the University of New Hampshire, succeeding Gerry Friel. In 1992 Boylan entered the NBA as a coordinator and advance scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 1997 he moved over to the Vancouver Grizzlies, serving as an assistant under Brian Hill, in 2001, Boylan became a member of Frank Johnsons coaching staff in Phoenix, and remained working for the Phoenix Suns under Johnsons successor Scott Skiles. After Skiles was fired in 2002, Boylan worked with Terry Stotts for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2003–04 NBA season, in 2004, Boylan became lead assistant to Skiles, who had taken over as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. On December 27,2007, after the firing of Scott Skiles, Boylan was not retained at the conclusion of the season after compiling a 24–32 record with the Bulls. On May 14,2008, he was hired as an assistant to Scott Skiles by the Milwaukee Bucks, when Skiles resigned in January 2013, Boylan became head coach of the Bucks. The team went 22–28 under his guidance and made the playoffs, at the end of the season, the Bucks decided not to give Boylan a new contract. Instead, Boylan would be hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers later on in the same year and he would later on be a part of the 2015–16 Cleveland Cavaliers squad to earn an NBA Finals championship over the 73-9 Golden State Warriors
4. Darnell Lazare – Darnell Lazare is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for LSU, Lazare played his high school basketball for coach Kenny Almond at Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lazare averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds in his year at Woodlawn. Lazare was a member of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State team, two-year member of the Advocates All-Metro team. Lazare averaged just over 12 minutes a game in his season at Louisiana State University. He played in all 29 games, starting eight of them and he averaged 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. In his sophomore season, he played in 25 games, averaging 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game, in his junior season, he played in 36 games, averaging 6.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. In his senior season, he played in 30 games, averaging 7.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, Lazare went undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft. He later signed with Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski of Poland but left after pre-season and he then moved to Gothia Basket of Sweden for the 2007–08 season. In 2008, he signed with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk of the Ukraine for the 2008–09 season, in November 2009, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws. During the 2009–10 season, Lazare averaged 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27 minutes per game in 50 games, in November 2010, his rights were traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for a second round pick. In November 2011, he was re-acquired by the Mad Ants, on December 10,2011, he signed with the Indiana Pacers. However, he was waived by the Pacers on December 23,2011. He then returned to the Mad Ants, on July 9,2012, Lazare signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2012–13 NBL season. Lazare had a season with the Kings, being named the starting power forward for the North All-Star team. He scored a season high 25 points against the New Zealand Breakers on February 9,2013, on June 6,2013, Lazare signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the 2013–14 NBL season. On October 28,2013, Lazare was released by the Breakers just four games into the season, on January 3,2014, he was re-acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On February 26,2014, he was traded to the Idaho Stampede, in 2015, he signed with the London Lightning of the National Basketball League of Canada
5. Phillip McDonald – Phillip Michael McDonald is an American professional basketball player. He began his career playing for the New Mexico Lobos mens basketball team. Born in Cypress, Texas, McDonald was the shooting guard for the Lobos the first three years he has played, and provided experience and depth off the bench for the Lobos his senior year. McDonald attended Cypress Springs High School in Cypress, Texas, during his senior year for the Panthers, McDonald led Cypress Springs to a 32-7 record while averaging 19 points en route to being named the 17-5A District Most Valuable Player. Through his recruiting process, McDonald was rated a four-star recruit by both Rivals. com and Scout. com, and was ranked the 20th and 19th best shooting guard in the nation, respectively. ESPN pegged McDonald as the tenth best shooting guard nationally, enough to gain a 96 rating, after McDonald signed in late 2007, Rivals. com named McDonald the top shooting guard signee in the Mountain West Conference. On September 12,2007, McDonald signed with Steve Alfords New Mexico Lobos basketball team, beating out other schools like Oregon, Kansas, Connecticut, McDonald was the starting shooting guard, and posted the most starts by a Lobos freshman since Rob Robbins started 36 in 1987-1988. He posted double-digit scoring eleven times, including a double-double in a win against Grambling St. building off a solid freshman campaign, McDonald increased his production and impact as the Lobos marched into the Top 25. McDonald ranked sixth in the Mountain West Conference in three-point shooting through the entire year, at seasons end, McDonalds work was rewarded, as he was named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West. While it slightly hindered him, McDonald still soldiered through the season, in a game versus New Mexico State, McDonald pulled down his second career double-double, notching 18 points to go with 10 boards. In a contest against Colorado State, McDonald tied a career high in points, later in the season, McDonald posted 20 points in a 71-46 victory over TCU. His most celebrated junior moment came when New Mexico routed third-ranked BYU in Provo, nonetheless, McDonald had a few shining games, including an 18-point effort in 19 minutes off the bench against UMKC. In November 2012 Phillip signed to play for Eco Orebro, a team based out of Orebro. Phillip is married to Michaela McDonald of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the two have an infant son, Jayden McDonald born December 29,2010. SportsCenter Top Ten, February 9,2011
6. Terrence Oglesby – Terrence Rønnestad Oglesby is an American-Norwegian professional basketball player for the Umeå BBK of the Swedish Basketligan. Before moving to Europe to play professionally, he had played basketball for Clemson University. Born in Kongsberg, Norway, Oglesby holds dual citizenship with the United States, Oglesby played basketball at the Bradley Central High School in his hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee. He was selected to the All-Region team three times and received Most Valuable Player honors twice and he was selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State boys basketball team as a junior and senior. Oglesby is the leading scorer at Bradley Central with 2,256 career points. He was a finalist for the 2007 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Mr. Basketball Award at the class AAA level, Oglesby was the 26th-ranked shooting guard on Rivals. coms rankings for the high school class of 2007. He signed with Clemson along with Demontez Stitt and Jerai Grant, as a freshman—in the 2007–08 season—Oglesby played 18.2 minutes per game and averaged 10.5 points per game, he was the team leader in three-point field goals made and three-point field-goal accuracy. He was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie-of-the-Week selection, the most selections received by a Clemson player since Cliff Hammonds was selected four times in the 2004–05 season, Oglesby was also named as Honorable Mention to the ACC All-Freshman Team. In his sophomore season, Oglesby played in every game and he averaged 13.7 points per game and led the team in three-point field goals made and free throw percentage. On December 30,2008, Oglesby scored a career-high 25 points, making 6 of 10 three-pointers, on May 26,2009, Oglesby announced that he had decided to forgo his final two seasons at Clemson and play professional basketball in Europe. Fifteen teams from Italy and Spain had been interested in signing Oglesby, ultimately, he signed with NSB Napoli in the Italian Serie A. He later left Napoli before appearing in a game for them, going on to play in the Ukraine and he continued on in Spain and Sweden between 2010 and 2013, before moving to France and playing for Saint-Brieuc during the 2013–14 season. In January 2015, Oglesby signed with Rustavi of the Georgian Superliga, on October 31,2015, Oglesby was acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League following a successful tryout with the team. On January 26, he was waived by Iowa, in 2008, Oglesby played for Norway at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and was the leading scorer of the teams Division B with an average of 24.4 points per game. Clemson bio RealGM profile Sports-Reference profile