Lonny Baxter

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Lonny Baxter
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Personal information
Born (1979-01-27) January 27, 1979 (age 40)
Silver Spring, Maryland
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High schoolHargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
CollegeMaryland (1998–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career2002–2013
PositionPower forward / Center
Number35, 3
Career history
20022003Chicago Bulls
2003–2004Toronto Raptors
2004Washington Wizards
2004Yakima Sun Kings
2004New Orleans Hornets
2005Panathinaikos
2005–2006Houston Rockets
2006Charlotte Bobcats
2006–2007Montepaschi Siena
2007–2008DKV Joventut
2008–2009Panionios
2009–2010Beşiktaş Cola Turka
2010–2012Enisey Krasnoyarsk
2013Guaiqueríes de Margarita
Career highlights and awards

Lonny Leroy Baxter (born January 27, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) in height, and played the power forward and center positions.

Player career[edit]

College[edit]

While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, Baxter won the 2002 NCAA championship along with teammates and future NBA players Juan Dixon, Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox by defeating Indiana, he was named a regional MVP of the NCAA Tournament twice, in 2001 and 2002.[citation needed]

NBA[edit]

Baxter was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 15th pick of the second round (44th overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft.[1] On February 9, 2006, Baxter was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Keith Bogans.

Europe[edit]

During the 2004-05 season Baxter played some games for the Greek A1 League team Panathinaikos, before getting injured and agreeing with the club for his release. On August 8, 2006, Baxter signed with the Italian League team Montepaschi Siena. In 2008, he joined Panionios. In 2009, he moved to Beşiktaş Cola Turka.[2]

Personal[edit]

As of January 14, 2019, Baxter has the job of Sales Consultant for Darcars Ford Kia in Lanham, MD.

On August 16, 2006, Baxter was arrested in Washington, D.C., only a few blocks from the White House after firing a .40 caliber Glock handgun into the air. On August 23, 2006, Baxter was sentenced to 60 days in prison after pleading guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition charges; the judge in the case did not accept the plea bargain that had been arranged with the prosecution for a sentence of time served.

"There's no good reason for a person who's not working in law enforcement or presidential protection to be in possession of a loaded weapon within blocks of the White House, let alone to fire it into the air," Iscoe said.

Baxter was later charged with shipping four guns via FedEx in July 2006 without notifying them that the shipment contained firearms. Baxter pled guilty to this crime on July 19, 2007. [3] He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine on August 31, 2007. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA Draft Board". nba.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  2. ^ Turkbasket.com Beşiktaş Cola Turka signs Baxter.
  3. ^ Ex-Terp, former Bull Baxter pleads guilty to illegally shipping guns. Archived 2007-08-23 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Former Terp Baxter Sentenced to 60 Days in Prison.

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