Cherokee Parks

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Cherokee Parks
Personal information
Born (1972-10-11) October 11, 1972 (age 45)
Huntington Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Marina (Huntington Beach, California)
College Duke (1991–1995)
NBA draft 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Position Center / Power forward
Number 4, 44, 1, 18
Career history
1995–1996 Dallas Mavericks
19961998 Minnesota Timberwolves
19982000 Vancouver Grizzlies
2000 Washington Wizards
2000–2001 Los Angeles Clippers
2001–2002 San Antonio Spurs
2002–2003 Los Angeles Clippers
2003 Golden State Warriors
2011–2013 U. S. Aubenas
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Cherokee Bryan Parks (born October 11, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player. He played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

A 6 ft 11 in (211 cm), 240 lb (109 kg) center, Parks played his college basketball at Duke University under coach Mike Krzyzewski and won the 1992 national title during his freshman year. After college, he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round (12th overall pick) of the 1995 NBA Draft. In his ten season NBA career (1995–2004), he played for the Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Vancouver Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, and Golden State Warriors. He averaged career-highs of 7.1 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game during the 1997–98 season with Minnesota.[1] Parks came out of retirement in 2011 to play in France.[2]

Parks' mother named him Cherokee in honor of his great-grandmother, who was a member of the Cherokee tribe.[3]


  1. ^ Cherokee Parks' career statistics. Retrieved on September 30, 2008.
  2. ^ Aubenas signs former Duke and NBA player Cherokee Parks
  3. ^ Cherokee Parks biography. Retrieved on September 30, 2008.

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