Charles Edward O'Bannon Sr. is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball with the UCLA Bruins, he was a two-time first-team all-conference player in the Pac-10 and teamed with brother Ed to help the Bruins win a national championship in 1995. O'Bannon played two seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Detroit Pistons and played overseas in Japan and Italy, he played college basketball for the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins men's basketball team, where he was a star small forward/shooting guard. He was a starter in 1994–95 on the school's 1995 NCAA championship team. O'Bannon was a first team All-Pac-10 selection in 1996 and 1997, he was voted co-Most Valuable Player of the Bruins in both of those years, he is the younger brother of former NBA forward Ed O'Bannon, who played with him at UCLA. Charles O'Bannon was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the third pick in the second round of the 1997 NBA draft, he played for the Pistons for two seasons before being released.
He scored his NBA career high of 14 points on April 1999 against the Charlotte Hornets. O'Bannon continued his professional basketball career by playing in various leagues outside of the United States in Italy and Japan, he ended his career in 2013. In 2018, O'Bannon was announced as head coach of the Seattle Ballers in the Junior Basketball Association. During that season, he coached Seattle to a 6–2, as well as a spot in the 2018 JBA Finals, where the team lost to the Los Angeles Ballers. After the conclusion of the league's inaugural season, O'Bannon was named an assistant coach under the JBA USA Team for their 2018 international tour. Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com Charles O'Bannon UCLA Statistics at Sports-Reference.com
Brevin Adon Knight is an American retired professional basketball point guard who played with nine teams in the NBA from 1997 to 2009. Knight played college basketball at Stanford University and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1997, he is the brother of Brandin Knight. He is a color commentator for the Memphis Grizzlies on Fox Sports Tennessee. Knight attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey, leading its basketball team to New Jersey state championships his sophomore and senior years, he was named to the Newark Star-Ledger's All-State First Team. Recruited out of high school, Knight was a late signee for Stanford University. Knight had a successful college career at Stanford, where he is the all-time leader in assists and steals and third all-time in scoring, he was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 16th pick in the 1997 NBA draft. Knight was drafted with the 16th pick of the first round in the 1997 NBA draft. In his rookie season, Knight led the NBA in steals per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
He has played for the Cavaliers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Phoenix Suns, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 7.6 points and 6.5 assists per game in his career. The Bobcats received Knight through their 2004 expansion draft, he was one of the best players on the team during the 2004–05 NBA season, averaging 10.1 points, 9 assists, 1.98 steals per game as the Bobcats went 18–64. Knight finished second behind MVP Steve Nash, he was waived by the Bobcats on June 2007 after spending the last three seasons with them. On August 13, 2007, he signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, he was traded to the Utah Jazz on July 2008 for Jason Hart. Knight joined the Memphis Grizzlies broadcast team as a color commentator on Fox Sports Tennessee in 2010. Knight and his wife Deena have a son. List of National Basketball Association players with most assists in a game NBA.com Profile – Brevin Knight Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com Assist by Knight Foundation
Stephen Jesse Jackson is an American retired professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the New Jersey Nets, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers. Jackson won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2003. Jackson was born in Port Arthur and spent his childhood there. Growing up, Jackson was raised by Judyette, a single parent who worked two jobs; as a teenager, Jackson worked in his grandfather's soul food restaurant in Port Arthur, where he would wash dishes and bus tables. At the age of 16, Jackson's half-brother Donald Buckner died at 25 years old from head injuries after being jumped. Following the violent tragedy, Jackson said that he wished he could have been there to assist and protect a member of his family. "You can't tell me seeing his brother die that way hasn't had an effect," recalls Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh. "To me, it's why he is always coming to the help of his teammates."Jackson led Lincoln High School to a state championship in his junior year before transferring to Oak Hill Academy, where he earned All-America honors in 1996.
He was the leading scorer in the 1996 McDonald's All-American game, on a team that included Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O'Neal and Tim Thomas. Following a commitment to join the University of Arizona, Jackson was ruled academically ineligible, he attended Butler County Community College of El Dorado, Kansas for one semester but did not play basketball there. Jackson was selected 42nd overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, yet did not receive an opportunity to perform, as he was waived by the team on October 30. Following this development, Jackson saw action in six games with the La Crosse Bobcats over two on-and-off seasons in the Continental Basketball Association, in which he averaged 2.7 points in 12.7 minutes per game. Additionally, Jackson played four games in 1998 with the Sydney Kings in Australia's National Basketball League. Continuing his basketball journey, Jackson played professionally in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Throughout the spring and summer of 2000, Jackson played in those Latin American countries, with the Dominican Republic teams San Carlos and Pueblo Nuevo and Venezuelan Marinos.
Jackson did not play an NBA game until the 2000–01 season with the New Jersey Nets deemed his rookie season. He appeared in 77 games, in which he averaged 8.2 points per game, established a close friendship with star point guard Stephon Marbury. Jackson was selected to play in the Schick Rookie Game at the 2001 All-Star Weekend, in which he tallied 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in the contest. Before the 2001–2002 NBA season, he was signed by the San Antonio Spurs. Following a somewhat successful rookie campaign, Jackson was hampered by injuries and team expectations in 2001, missing a total of 45 games. Former assistant coach Mike Brown stated: "The first year we had him in San Antonio, he was on the most of the year. At first, he didn't understand why because he was the most talented player we had on that team, but he needed to mature a little bit so we stuck him there to see how he would respond, he was the best teammate on our team that first year. He was juiced at practice ready to play and compete and make the starters better, it carried over into his second year when he got his opportunity to get out onto the floor and prove he could be a vital part of the organization."
His season averages were 3.9 points and 1.1 rebounds, logging 9.9 minutes per game. During the 2002–2003 NBA season, Jackson became a key member of the Spurs. Appearing in 80 games, his season averages were 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 28.2 minutes per game. During the team's run in the 2003 NBA Playoffs, Jackson proved to be a vital asset and helped the Spurs win their second NBA title, averaging 12.8 points per game during the playoffs –- the team's 3rd leading scorer. Jackson's first foray into the playoffs produced variable results in terms of individual performances. Through the course of the postseason, Jackson vacillated between fourth quarter heroics and clutch shooting and uneven, mistake-prone play. In 2003, Jackson became a free agent during the offseason and expected to parlay his success with the Spurs into a long-term contract. After rejecting an initial offer by the Spurs, he and his agent were criticized by sports media for miscalculating the market. Jackson agreed to a 2-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
Registering his best professional season to date, Jackson established season averages of 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 80 total games. On March 12, against the Washington Wizards, Jackson scored a career-best 42 points. In the 29 games following the All-Star Break, Jackson averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.2 steals per game. During this stretch, he was the NBA's 6th leading scorer. Following the 2003–04 NBA season, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers for power forward Al Harrington, after signing a 6-year, $38.3 million contract. During his first season as a member of the Indiana Pacers in the 2004–05 NBA season, Jackson tallied averages of 18.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game. On November 19, 2004, Jackson was involved in one of the most controversial incidents in NBA history known as Malice at the Palace, where he was involved in a brawl with fans in the stands at The Palace of Auburn Hills. In the aftermat
Derek Anderson (basketball)
Derek Lamont Anderson is an American former professional basketball player. Anderson was a All-Star in the state of Kentucky. Anderson played the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Anderson helped the University of Kentucky win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship as part of a team that featured nine future NBA players under their coach Rick Pitino. Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a degree in pharmacy, he was first selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 13th overall pick to the 1997 NBA draft, despite missing much of his second senior season at Kentucky due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He played for Cleveland from 1997 to 1999. On August 4, 1999 he was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Johnny Newman to the L. A. Clippers for Lamond Murray. Anderson was ranked 7th in the NBA in free throw percentage in 1999–2000. Anderson's NBA career was plagued by injuries. In the 2004–2005 season he only played in 8 of the final 42 games for the Portland Trail Blazers, missed similar numbers of games in prior seasons.
On August 3, 2005, he was the first player in the league waived using the so-called "luxury tax amnesty clause" of the 2005 NBA collective bargaining agreement. He would sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent before being traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Gerald Fitch; the Heat would win the 2006 NBA Finals in six games after defeating the Dallas Mavericks to give Anderson his first championship. Anderson was waived by Heat on September 2006, prior to the beginning of the 2006 -- 07 season. Several weeks on November 28, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats. Questions about state hall of fame selection process, Bob Watkins, The Spencer Magnet "NBA biography of Derek Anderson". Archived from the original on October 15, 2008. Retrieved June 6, 2011. ESPN.com – Derek Anderson "Kentucky Wildcats biography". Archived from the original on November 10, 1999. Retrieved September 11, 2011. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown Derek Anderson page on BigBlueHistory.net
The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division; the team plays its home games at State Farm Arena. The team's origins can be traced to the establishment of the Buffalo Bisons in 1946 in Buffalo, New York, a member of the National Basketball League owned by Ben Kerner and Leo Ferris. After 38 days in Buffalo, the team moved to Moline, where they were renamed the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. In 1949, they joined the NBA as part of the merger between the NBL and the Basketball Association of America, had Red Auerbach as coach. In 1951, Kerner moved the team to Milwaukee. Kerner and the team moved again in 1955 to St. Louis, where they won their only NBA Championship in 1958 and qualified to play in the NBA Finals in 1957, 1960 and 1961; the Hawks played the Boston Celtics in all four of their trips to the NBA Finals. The St. Louis Hawks moved to Atlanta in 1968, when Kerner sold the franchise to Thomas Cousins and former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders.
The Hawks own the second-longest drought of not winning an NBA championship at 60 seasons. The franchise's lone NBA championship, as well as all four NBA Finals appearances, occurred when the team was based in St. Louis. Meanwhile, they went 48 years without advancing past the second round of the playoffs in any format, until breaking through in 2015. However, the Hawks are one of only four NBA teams that have qualified to play in the NBA playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons in the 21st century, they achieved this feat between 2008 and 2017. The other teams that have made it to at least 10 consecutive playoff appearances in the 21st century are the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks; the origins of the Atlanta Hawks can be traced to the Buffalo Bisons franchise, founded in 1946. The Bisons were a member of the National Basketball League, played their games at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium; the club was coached by Nat Hickey. Their first game – a 50–39 victory over the Syracuse Nationals – was played on November 8, 1946.
On the team was William "Pop" Gates, along with William "Dolly" King, was one of the first two African-American players in the NBL. The team, which needed to draw 3,600 fans per game to break struggled to draw 1,000 fans per game to the Auditorium; the franchise lasted only 38 days in Buffalo when, on December 25, 1946, Leo Ferris, the team's general manager, announced that the team would be moving to Moline, which at that time was part of an area known as the "Tri-Cities": Moline, Rock Island and Davenport, Iowa. Upon relocation to Moline, the team was renamed the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, played their home games at Wharton Field House, a 6,000-seat arena in Moline; the team featured guard/forward and coach Deanglo King, was owned by Leo Ferris and Ben Kerner. Pop Gates remained on the Blackhawks roster, finished second on the team in scoring behind future 1948 NBL MVP Don Otten. A Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member, Gates helped to integrate the league and become the first African-American coach in a major sports league, coaching Dayton in 1948.
In 1949 the Blackhawks became one of the National Basketball Association's 17 original teams after a merger of the 12-year-old NBL and the three-year-old Basketball Association of America. They reached the playoffs in the NBA's inaugural year under the leadership of coach Red Auerbach; the following season, they drafted three-time All-American Bob Cousy, but they were unable to reach a deal and traded him to the Chicago Stags. The Blackhawks missed the playoffs. By it was obvious that the Tri-Cities area was too small to support an NBA team. After the season, the franchise relocated to Milwaukee and became the Milwaukee Hawks. In 1954, the Hawks drafted Bob Pettit, a future NBA MVP. Despite this, the Hawks were one of the league's worst teams, in 1955 the Hawks moved, this time to St. Louis, Milwaukee's rival in the beer industry, became the St. Louis Hawks. In 1956, the St. Louis Hawks drafted legendary Bill Russell in the first round, they traded Russell to the Boston Celtics for Cliff Hagan and Ed Macauley, both Hall of Fame members.
In 1957, the Hawks finished four games under.500. However, the Western Division was weak that year, they won the division title and a bye to the division finals after defeating the Minneapolis Lakers and Fort Wayne Pistons in one-game tiebreakers. They defeated the Lakers in the division finals to advance to the Finals, losing to the Boston Celtics in a double-overtime thriller in game seven. In 1958, after tallying their first winning record, they again advanced to the Finals, where they avenged their defeat against the Celtics from the previous year, winning the series 4–2 and giving the Hawks their first and only NBA Championship. Bob Pettit scored 50 points in the final game of the series; the Hawks remained one of the NBA's premier teams for the next decade. In 1960, under coach Ed Macauley, the team advanced to the Finals, but lost to the Celtics in another game seven thriller; the following year, with the acquisition of rookie Lenny Wilkens, the Hawks repeated their success, but met the Celtics in the Finals again and lost in five games.
They would remain contenders for most of the 1960s, advancing deep into the playoffs a
Anthony Michael Parker is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association, 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 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, 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 division title, first NBA Playoffs berth in five years, best regular season record in franchise history, he helped the Raptors reach the playoffs again in the 2007–08 season, before becoming a free agent in 2009.
On June 27, 2012, Anthony Parker retired after playing nine seasons in the NBA, five seasons in Israel, one season in Italy. He is a scout for the Orlando Magic. On August 8, 2017 he was named the general manager of the Lakeland Magic. Parker was born in Illinois, his father played college basketball at the University of Iowa. Parker's younger siblings played basketball. Early in his professional basketball career, Parker married Tamy, they had their first child in 2002. Parker is Christian. Parker started out playing high school basketball at Naperville Central High School, he played college basketball at Bradley University where he established himself as a top player, averaging 18.9 points per game and shooting 42% from the three-point line in his third season, earning the Missouri Valley Conference Most Valuable Player and All-MVC first team honors in the same season. His outstanding performances for the Braves ensured that he became one of 15 players honored in Bradley's All-Century basketball team named in 2003.
Academically, Parker excelled. He majored in chemistry before switching to liberal arts and sciences in his senior year, earned two Major Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Scholarships while at Bradley. Parker entered the 1997 NBA draft after four years at Bradley and was selected 21st overall by the New Jersey Nets, but he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a multi-player trade. In his two seasons with the 76ers, Parker was plagued by injury and played in only 39 regular season games, averaging just over five minutes a game and totaling 74 points and 26 rebounds, he was subsequently traded together with Harvey Grant to the Orlando Magic for Billy Owens before the 1999–2000 season began. Parker again struggled at Orlando, playing only 16 games with modest averages of 3.6 ppg and 1.7 rebounds per game before being released in January 2000. He finished the remainder of the season with the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association where he averaged 11.5 points in 26 games. Disappointed in his failure to make a breakthrough in the NBA, Parker turned to Europe to resurrect his basketball career, intending to return to the NBA after a good season with a European club.
He moved to Israel in the 2000–01 season, where he was signed by the Israeli EuroLeague powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. Parker and his wife were intimidated by the occasional bomb attacks in the city, but they soon settled in and Parker was able to focus on his basketball career. Within his first season with his new club, he became one of their most pivotal players. Parker was signed to fill the void left by Doron Sheffer's retirement at the shooting guard position, but ended up featuring as a both scorer and play-maker for Maccabi, he brought to the team his ability to score, block shots, entertain the crowds with slam dunks. In Parker's inaugural season, Maccabi won the Israeli domestic championship and the Israeli National Cup, as well as the FIBA SuproLeague Cup, he continued his fine form for the club in the 2001–02 season, averaging 16.4 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game as Maccabi again won both domestic titles, reached the Euroleague 2001–02 Final Four. Parker left Israel in 2002, in January 2003 moved to Italy, where he signed with Virtus Roma, playing in 27 Italian Serie A league games and averaging 14.5 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game.
However, half a year Parker longed a return to Israel, a country he had grown to love. Back with Maccabi, he helped his team accomplish two more Triple Crowns by winning the Israeli domestic championship, the Israeli National Cup, the EuroLeague championship in both 2004 and 2005. In the process, he was named the Israeli Basketball Super League MVP and the EuroLeague Final Four MVP of the Euroleague 2003–04 season, as well as the EuroLeague MVP and first team All-EuroLeague in the Euroleague 2004–05 season; the 2004–05 season proved to be a watershed season for Parker, as he averaged career-highs of 18.0 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per game. In his final season with Maccabi, he led Maccabi to another domestic double, but in the Euroleague 2005–06 season's championship game, Maccabi was defeated 73–69 by CSKA Moscow. For his efforts, Parker was named EuroLeague MVP and first team All-EuroLeague for the second consecutive time. After six years of success in Europe however, Parker dreamed of returning to the NBA.
Overall, he averaged 13.6
Comstock High School
Comstock High School is a secondary school within the Comstock Public School District located in Comstock Charter Township near the city of Kalamazoo, United States. Comstock High School serves the western half of Comstock Township, as well as portions of Kalamazoo Township, Pavilion Township, City of Portage, the City of Kalamazoo. Enrollment at Comstock High School averages around 650 students. Students within the district have the option to enroll at Comstock Compass High School, an alternative to the traditional high school classes provided at Comstock High School. Comstock High School was named one of America's best high schools by US News and World Report in 2010. A high school was established at the Comstock Village School in 1906 following the consolidation of the Comstock School District with five neighboring districts. Prior to 1906, students in Comstock Township had to travel to Kalamazoo or Galesburg to attend high school. Eight students graduated from Comstock School in 1908, making up Comstock's first high school graduating class.
Conflicts between the residents in the community led to the dissolution of the consolidated district in 1916, including the high school at Comstock School. Comstock School was expanded in 1921 with the construction of a new middle school adjacent to the old school. A new high school was renamed Comstock High School. A gymnasium and auditorium was constructed on the campus in 1937 through a Public Works Administration project. In 1942, a new high school building was built adjacent to the middle school; the 44-year-old Comstock School was torn down the following year. Following the construction of a new General Motors fabrication plant for Fisher Body in Comstock Township, a new high school and football stadium were built, which stand as the present high school. Since its construction in 1966, the high school campus on 26th street has seen improvements over the years including the construction of a 750-seat community auditorium in 1992, a new 3,500 seat athletic stadium in 2007. In 2005, voters rejected a 26-year bond proposal to replace the current high school, opting instead to renovate the building.
Comstock High School is a college and career preparatory school that provides students with a rigorous four years intended to prepare them for post-secondary educations and careers. Students are encouraged to enroll in the many Advanced Placement courses offered, or to dual enroll at Kalamazoo Valley Community College or Western Michigan University to earn college credits prior to graduating high school. Students attend lectures by community members, business leaders, college representatives to learn about careers in various fields including business, engineering and health care. Comstock High School is a member of the BCS League. Class: B-4 Mascot: Colts Colors: Columbia blue and white Fall Sports: Football, Cross Country, Sideline Cheer, Girls' Golf, Boys' Tennis, Boys' Soccer Winter Sports: Basketball, Competitive Cheer, Hockey, Ski Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball and Field, Girls' Soccer, Girls' Tennis, Boys' golfComstock High School benefits from an active athletics booster club that generates money for the purchase of uniforms and other athletic facility improvements.
Former athletes, teams and other contributors to the school's athletics are recognized by the Comstock High School Athletics Hall of Fame, established in 2009. The first team sponsored by Comstock School was a baseball team in 1908. Within a few years the school had a boys' and girls' basketball team and a girls' tennis team. 1923 was the inaugural year for the Comstock High School football team, which ended its season with a 7-1-1 record. In 1940, a contest was held to choose a mascot for Comstock High School; the winning name was the Colts, still used today. The Comstock football team started competing in the Bi-River Valley Conference, which became known as the Kalamazoo Valley Association. Comstock moved to the Wolverine Conference in 1970, where it competed through 2013. In 2005 Comstock Varsity football completed its best season in school history. In 2014, Comstock re-joined the Kalamazoo Valley Association. Starting in the Fall of 2015, Comstock will be competing in the BCS League. In the fall of 2015 the junior varsity football team, led by freshman quarterback Brendon Blades and Coach Michael Small, won Comstock's first high school football game in four years, finishing the season 4-5.
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