Earl Antoine Boykins is a former American professional basketball player. Standing at 5 feet, 5 inches in height, he is the second-shortest player in NBA history behind Muggsy Bogues, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, he is the head coach for the Douglas County High School varsity basketball team. Boykins was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1976; as a child his 5' 8" father, Willie Williams, would sneak Boykins into a gym in his gym bag. Boykins grew up playing in recreational leagues with other grown men. Boykins played high school basketball at Cleveland Central Catholic High School where he averaged 24.6 points per game and led the school to a 23–2 record as a senior. In 2015, The Plain Dealer ranked him the best Cleveland-area high school basketball player of the 1990s. Eastern Michigan and Iowa were the only two Division I basketball programs to offer Boykins an athletic scholarship, though Iowa withdrew its offer. Boykins played college basketball at Eastern Michigan University from 1994 to 1998. Eastern Michigan won the MAC Tournament in 1996 and 1998.
He earned All-Mid-American Conference first-team honors in senior year. During his senior season, Boykins was second in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in scoring, with an average of 26.8 points per game. He holds the career record for total assists at Eastern Michigan University. In his last game he scored 18 points in a losing effort to Michigan State. On February 27, 2011, Boykins' No. 11 jersey was retired and raised to the rafters in a ceremony at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center. Boykins was never drafted by an NBA team, but he was signed to short-term contracts by five different NBA teams before signing a five-year, $13.7 million contract with the Denver Nuggets prior to the 2003-2004 season. On November 11, 2004, Boykins scored 32 points in a 117–109 Nuggets' home win over the Detroit Pistons, making him the shortest player in NBA history to score 30 or more points during a game. After spending three full seasons and a portion of a fourth season with Denver, Boykins was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in January 2007.
After finishing the season in Milwaukee, Boykins opted out of his contract. Following the 2007–08 NBA season, Boykins was an unrestricted free agent. Instead of signing with an NBA team, he decided to play basketball in Europe and signed a one-year, $3.5 million net income contract with Virtus Bologna of the Italian A League. The one-year deal made Boykins the highest-paid basketball player in the Italian League and included income from Bologna's sponsorship and marketing arms, not an option for NBA players because of salary-cap restrictions. On December 26, 2008, it was announced by Virtus owner Claudio Sabatini that Boykins was cut from the club due to behavioral issues after Boykins flew home to the United States in order to see his sick son. However, a few days thanks to the intervention of Virtus general manager Andrea Luchi, it was announced that Boykins was staying with the club. On April 26, 2009, his team won the EuroChallenge Cup by defeating Cholet Basket. In June 2009, he was released by Virtus.
Boykins signed with the Washington Wizards in November 2009, making his return to the National Basketball Association. Boykins was a much-needed addition to the Wizards, after guards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended for the remainder of the current season after a misdemeanor gun possession charge stemming from a locker room incident. In the December 2, 2009, game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Boykins sank two free throws to clinch the Wizards' victory. On August 19, 2010, the Bucks signed him to a one-year deal. Boykins signed a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets on March 26, 2012. Boykins has not played in the NBA since. In the summer of 2017, Boykins competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for Paul Champions. Competing for the $2 million grand prize, Boykins helped lead his team to two victories in the TBT Jamboree which secured Paul Champions' spot as one of the 64 teams in the tournament. During the Jamboree, Boykins averaged 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
In their first-round match up, Boykins scored a game-high 25 points, helping the Champions to a 78-74 victory over the Talladega Knights. Boykins and the Champions would fall in the second-round to the number one seeded Untouchables. List of shortest players in National Basketball Association history NBA.com Player Profile Italian A League Player Profile Boykins Article at SportsIllustrated.com Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Reginald Wayne Miller is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association career with the Indiana Pacers. Miller was known for his precision three-point shooting in pressure situations and most notably against the New York Knicks, for which he earned the nickname "Knick Killer"; when he retired, he held. He is second on the list behind Ray Allen. A five-time All-Star selection, Miller led the league in free throw accuracy five times and won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Miller is considered the Pacers' greatest player of all time, his No. 31 was retired by the team in 2006. He works as an NBA commentator for TNT. On September 7, 2012, Miller was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Miller was born in California, he was born with hip deformities. After a few years of continuously wearing braces on both legs, his leg strength grew enough to compensate. One of five siblings, he comes from an athletic family.
His brother Darrell is a former Major League Baseball player. Cheryl was a member of the 1984 U. S. is an analyst for Turner Sports. One of the family anecdotes Reggie likes to recall was when Cheryl used to beat him in games of 1-on-1 prior to his professional career. According to Reggie, they quit playing when he could block Cheryl's shots. Miller claims his unorthodox shooting style was developed to arc his shot over his sister's constant shot blocking. Reggie has a final brother, Saul, Jr. who became a musician and followed his father in military service. Miller attended Riverside Polytechnic High School and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a degree in history. In the 1984–85 NCAA season he helped the UCLA Bruins to an NIT championship. In his senior season, 1986–87, he was an All-Pac-10 selection for the second straight year, led the Bruins to a Pacific-10 regular season championship and the first Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament championship; the Three-point field goal was instituted for the 1986–87 season.
One of his most memorable performances was in the January 24, 1987 game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where he hit a clutch 24-foot shot to put the Bruins ahead 62–59 with 10 seconds left. Another notable game was a win against defending national champion Louisville and Pervis Ellison on February 28, 1987. Miller scored 33 points in the second half, still the school record, his final game was a loss in the second round of the 1987 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament to Wyoming. He finished second in all-time scoring at UCLA behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; as of 2009, he still holds the UCLA single-season records for most league points, highest league scoring average, most free throws. He holds several individual game records. UCLA retired his No. 31 jersey in 2013, he was inducted into the Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor in 2010. Miller was selected by the Pacers with the 11th pick in the first round of the 1987 NBA draft. Fans were upset that the Pacers chose Miller over New Castle, Indiana native Steve Alford.
Miller wore jersey number 31 while playing for the Pacers, backing up shooting guard John Long before he became a starter. Miller gained a respectable reputation early in his career as he led the Indiana Pacers to become a perennial playoff team. After Chuck Person was traded from the Pacers during the 1992 offseason, Miller established himself as the Pacers' primary scoring threat. On November 28, 1992, he scored a career-high 57 points against the Charlotte Hornets in a 134–122 win at Charlotte Coliseum. In this game, Miller hit 16 of 29 field goals, 4 of 11 3-pointers, 21 of 23 free throws; the 57 points he scored was the second highest total in the NBA during the 1992–93 season, still stands today as the Pacers' team record. Miller became a household name during the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals against the Knicks, due to a phenomenal shooting performance in Game 5 on June 1, 1994, in which he scored 39 points in the Pacers' 93–86 victory at Madison Square Garden. Miller made several long 3-pointers during the quarter and engaged in an animated discussion of his ongoing performance with noted Knicks fan Spike Lee, who was, as always, seated courtside.
The win gave the Pacers a 3–2 series lead over the favored Knicks, but they lost the next 2 games and the series. On May 7, 1995, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Knicks, leading the Pacers to a stunning 107–105 victory. With 18.7 seconds remaining and the Pacers trailing 105–99, Miller took the inbounds pass from Mark Jackson, made a 3-pointer, stole the inbounds pass from Anthony Mason, dribbled back behind the arc and tied the game with another 3, stunning the crowd at Madison Square Garden. On the ensuing possession, Knicks guard John Starks was fouled by Sam Mitchell. Starks missed both free throws, although Patrick Ewing managed to get the offensive rebound, his shot was just a bit long and hit the back rim. Miller was fouled with 7.5 seconds left. He made. Trailing by 2, New York had one last chance to win the game but failed to g
Samuel Perkins is an American retired professional basketball player. He was a three-time college All-American and 1982 national champion, taken as the fourth pick of the 1984 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks, won a gold medal with the US Olympic team at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Known by the nicknames "Sleepy Sam" and "Big Smooth", Perkins attended Samuel J. Tilden High School and Shaker High School in New York before becoming a star at the University of North Carolina. A teammate of future Hall of Famers James Worthy and Michael Jordan on the'82 NCAA Championship Team, he was a three-time All-American, three-time First Team All-ACC, 1984 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Taken by the Mavericks after his senior season, he went on to a successful 17-year career as a center and power forward in the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 2001. In 2008, Perkins was named vice president of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, for whom he played from 1999–2001; that September he was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.
In October 2011, Perkins traveled to South Sudan as a SportsUnited Sports Envoy for the U. S. Department of State, where he worked with Hall of Fame NBA center Dikembe Mutombo to lead a series of basketball clinics and team building exercises with youths of both sexes, the South Sudanese Wheelchair Basketball Team, 36 coaches; this helped contribute to the State Department's missions to remove barriers, create a world in which individuals with disabilities enjoy dignity and full inclusion in society. Perkins is a Jehovah's Witness and during his professional career did not stand for the national anthem due to his faith. Selected as the large-school player of the year in high school by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 1980. Member of the 1982 NCAA Champion North Carolina Tar Heels. Named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history Co-captain of the gold-medal winning 1984 U. S. Olympic basketball team.
Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1984–85. Appeared in 164 career playoff games, averaging 11.3 ppg and 5.7 rpg. Recorded the first 30-20 game in Mavericks history, with 31 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, against the Houston Rockets on December 12, 1985. Scored a career-high 45 points, for the Mavericks, against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, 1990. Appeared in three NBA Finals: against the Chicago Bulls in 1991 with the L. A. Lakers, again against the Bulls in 1996 with the Seattle SuperSonics, with the Indiana Pacers in 2000 against the L. A. Lakers. Tied an NBA record by hitting 8 three-pointers without a miss with the Seattle SuperSonics against the Toronto Raptors on January 15, 1997. Posted a 1997–98 season-high 21 points, on perfect shooting, 3 steals against the L. A. Clippers on December 14, 1997. Named as a member of the 35 Greatest Boys McDonald's All Americans team. Was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2008 along with NBA stars Kenny Anderson and Rod Strickland, coach Pete Gillen and pioneers Lou Bender and Eddie Younger.
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David Robinson (basketball)
David Maurice Robinson is an American former professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association for his entire career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral". Robinson is a 10-time NBA All-Star, the 1995 NBA MVP, a two-time NBA Champion, a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, a two-time U. S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductee, he is considered one of the greatest centers in both college basketball and NBA history. To date, Robinson is the only player from the Naval Academy to play in the NBA. David Robinson was born in Key West, the second child of Ambrose and Freda Robinson. Since Robinson's father was in the Navy, the family moved many times. After his father retired from the Navy, the family settled in Woodbridge, where Robinson excelled in school and in most sports, except basketball, he was 9 inches tall in junior high school.
Robinson attended Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, just outside Washington, D. C. where Robinson's father was working as an engineer. By his senior year in high school he was 6 feet, 6 inches tall, weighed 175 pounds, had not played organized basketball or attended any basketball camps; when the coach added the tall senior to the basketball team, Robinson earned all-area and all-district honors but generated little interest among college basketball coaches. Robinson scored 1320 on the SAT, chose to go to the United States Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics. David Robinson is considered to be the best basketball player in Naval Academy history, he chose the jersey number 50 after his idol Ralph Sampson. By the time he took the court in his first basketball game for the Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team, he had grown to 6 ft 9 in, over the course of his college basketball career he grew to 7 ft 0 in, he began college with no expectations of playing in the NBA, but in Robinson's final two years he was a consensus All-American and won college basketball's two most prestigious player awards, the Naismith and Wooden Awards, as a Naval Academy first classman.
In 1986, Robinson led Navy, a number seven seed, within a game of the Final Four before falling to Duke in the East Regional Final. Robinson played his first three years for the Midshipmen under Paul Evans and his senior season under former University of Georgia interim Head Coach Pete Herrmann. Upon graduation, he became eligible for the 1987 NBA draft and was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the first overall pick. Robinson was 6 ft. 8 in. When he was admitted to the Naval Academy, two inches above the height limit, but received a waiver from the Superintendent of the Academy. Robinson considered leaving the academy after his second year, before incurring an obligation to serve on active duty, he decided to stay after discussing with the Superintendent the likelihood that his height would prevent him from serving at sea as an unrestricted line officer, which would be detrimental to his naval career, might make it impossible for him to receive a commission at all. As a compromise, Secretary of the Navy John Lehman allowed Robinson to train for and receive a commission as a staff officer in the Civil Engineer Corps.
As a result, Robinson was commissioned in the Naval Reserve and was only required to serve an initial active-duty obligation of two years. After graduating from the Naval Academy, Robinson became a civil engineering officer at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia, he was featured in recruiting materials for the service. Despite the nickname "Admiral", Robinson's actual rank upon fulfilling his service commitment was Lieutenant. Since he had not signed a contract, NBA regulations stated that Robinson could have reentered the draft after his naval service. Although there was speculation that he might choose not to sign with the Spurs, Robinson agreed to move to San Antonio for the 1989–90 season, but the Spurs agreed to pay him as much as the average of the salaries of the two highest-paid players in the league each year, or release him to free agency; the Spurs had spent the second half of the 1980s as an also-ran, bottoming out in 1988–89 with a 21–61 record, the worst in franchise history at the time.
While it was thought that the Spurs would become respectable again once Robinson arrived, no one expected what happened in his rookie season. Robinson led the Spurs to the greatest single season turnaround in NBA history at the time; the Spurs leaped to a record of 56–26 for a remarkable 35 game improvement. They advanced to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs where they lost in seven games to the eventual conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. Following the 1989–90 season, he was unanimously named the NBA rookie of the year, subsequently Sega produced a game featuring him entitled David Robinson's Supreme Court; the Spurs made the playoffs seven more seasons in a row. Robinson made the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team that won the gold medal in Barcelona. During the 1993–94 season, he became locked in a duel for the NBA scoring title with Shaquille O'Neal, scoring 71 point
Aaron Addison Gordon is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for the University of Arizona before being selected by the Magic with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. In 2016, he was a part of a memorable Slam Dunk Contest in which he lost in a close matchup to Zach LaVine. Gordon attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose and started on the varsity basketball team for four years, winning two Division II state basketball championships in his sophomore and junior seasons, he led Mitty to its third straight state title game in his senior year, but his team lost in the inaugural Open Division final. As a freshman in 2009–10, Gordon started in 28 of 41 games and averaged 11.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. He competed on the school's track and field team as a thrower and played summer basketball for the Oakland Soldiers; as a sophomore in 2010 -- 11, Gordon helped.
His team captured the WCAL regular season and playoff crowns, CCS Division II title and Nor-Cal championship. They closed the season on a 20 -- 0 winning streak, he averaged 16.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. He scored 17 points and hauled in a state championship record 21 rebounds in the 2011 title game; as a junior in 2011–12, Gordon averaged 22.9 points, 12.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.3 blocks per game. In the state basketball tournament, he averaged 27.0 points per game before finding out he had been playing with mononucleosis. He was chosen as the California Mr. Basketball Player of the Year; the last junior to be Mr. Basketball in California was Tyson Chandler in 2000, before him, Jason Kidd in 1991; as a senior in 2012–13, Gordon averaged 21.6 points, a school-record 15.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game in leading Archbishop Mitty to a 28–6 record and a runner-up finish in the CIF Open Division. Gordon committed to the University of Arizona on April 2, 2013, announcing his decision in a press conference before the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game.
After a 24-point, 8-rebound performance leading the West to a 110–99 victory, Gordon was named the game's MVP. At Arizona, on February 13, 2014, Gordon was named one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year, he was named to the All-Pac-12 first team, as well as earning Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year and Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors. On April 15, 2014, Gordon declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. On June 26, 2014, Gordon was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. On July 2, he joined them for the 2014 NBA Summer League. After appearing in the first 11 games of the 2014–15 season, Gordon was ruled out indefinitely on November 16 after he fractured a bone in his left foot in the Magic's loss to the Washington Wizards the night before, he returned to action on January 2015 against the Oklahoma City Thunder after missing 32 games. On April 4, he recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in a 97–90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
In July 2015, Gordon re-joined the Magic for the 2015 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 21.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks in three games. On November 4, 2015, he scored a career-high 19 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets. On January 31, 2016, he tied his career high of 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 119–114 win over the Boston Celtics, he went on to record 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds the following night against the San Antonio Spurs. During the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, Gordon was the runner-up to Zach LaVine in the Slam Dunk Contest, their battle through two tie-breakers in the final round drew comparisons to the showdown between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in 1988. Gordon utilised Stuff his team's 6 1/2 - ft tall mascot, in his dunks. On February 25, he had another 19-point outing in a 130–114 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Three days he set a new career high with 22 points in a 130–116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
On April 13, in the Magic's season finale, Gordon tied his career high of 22 points in a 117–103 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. On December 14, 2016, Gordon scored a career-high 33 points in a 113–108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. On February 18, 2017, he participated in his second consecutive Slam Dunk Contest, but failed to make it past the first round. On March 31, 2017, he scored 20 of his 32 points in the first half of the Magic's 117–116 loss to the Boston Celtics, he had 16 rebounds in the game. In the Magic's season finale on April 12, Gordon had 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 113–109 win over the Detroit Pistons. On October 24, 2017, Gordon scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds remaining, to lift the Magic to a 125–121 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On November 29, 2017, he had 40 points and 15 rebounds to help Orlando end a nine-game losing streak with a 121–108 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. On December 30, 2017, he had a 39-point effort in a 117–111 loss to the Miami Heat.
Gordon missed nine games in February, including the All-Star Slam Dunk contest, with a strained left hip flexor. On March 24, 2018, he had 29 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists in a 105–99 win over the Phoenix Suns. On July 6, 2018, Gordon re-signed with the Magic. In the Magic's season opener on October 17, Gordon had 26 points and 16 rebounds in a 104–101 win over the Miami Heat. On November 18, he scored 20 of hi
Walter Ray Allen Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2018. Allen began his basketball career as a collegiate athlete for the Connecticut Huskies, where he played for three seasons, gaining a reputation as an efficient and deadly long-range shooter, he entered the NBA in 1996 as the fifth overall selection. In the NBA, he developed into a prolific scorer for the Milwaukee Bucks, featuring alongside Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell as the team achieved playoff success. However, the trio were unable to capture a championship, Allen was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics. In Seattle, Allen's reputation as a scorer was solidified. Despite this, a title still eluded Allen, he was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2007. In Boston and new teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce formed a "Big Three" and had immediate success, winning an NBA championship in 2008.
He remained with the franchise for five seasons, before departing in free agency to join the Miami Heat for two seasons. In Miami, Allen accepted a reserve role, emphasizing spot-up and clutch shooting, which allowed him to capture another championship in 2013, his clutch three-pointer to tie Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals with 5.2 seconds remaining is regarded as one of the most memorable plays in NBA history. Allen's list of individual accolades are extensive, he is considered one of the best shooters of all-time. In September 2018, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During his NBA career, Allen acted during some offseasons, he is best known for his role. Allen's performance as Shuttlesworth was praised by critics, the name was borrowed as Allen's basketball nickname; the third of five children, Allen was born at Castle Air Force Base near Merced, the son of Walter Sr. and Flora Allen. A military child, he spent time growing up in Saxmundham, England, in Altus, Oklahoma, at Edwards Air Force Base in California, in Germany.
After years of traveling and continual moving, his family settled in Dalzell, South Carolina for the next four years, where he would attend high school. When he first arrived, the young Allen was made the odd-man-out, whom kids picked on, due to the accent acquired during his formative years in Britain. Although never fitting in with the other kids, Allen's natural athletic gifts, his obsession with hard work, allowed him to excel in every sport he played; when a growth spurt left him with a natural advantage in basketball, he decided to dedicate his free time to becoming the best basketball player he could. Fueled by his desire to become the top player on the military base where he lived, Allen practiced at length daily, so long as it didn't interfere with his studies. By the age of fifteen, he was playing for Hillcrest High School's varsity team, would lead them to their first state championship game. In that game, Allen showed his NBA potential by posting an impressive 25 points, to go along with 12 rebounds, in a blowout victory for Hillcrest Wildcats.
Amid the resulting attention from colleges from the University of Kentucky, Allen accepted an offer from the University of Connecticut. Allen attended the University of Connecticut from 1993 to 1996 after being recruited by assistant coach Karl Hobbs. While at UConn, he was named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year in 1995. In 1995–96, his final college season, Allen was a first-team All-American and won the Big East Player of the Year award. Allen finished his UConn career third on the Huskies' career scoring list with 1,922 points and set a single-season school record by connecting on 115 three-pointers in 1995–96. In 2001, Allen was named honorary captain of the 25-member UConn All-Century Basketball Team. On February 5, 2007, his name and number were honored at Connecticut's Gampel Pavilion during the "Huskies of Honor" ceremony at halftime of the men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange. On December 7, 2018, the University of Connecticut announced that Allen would be the first player to have his number retired by the school.
The retirement ceremony took place in March 2019. Allen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick of the 1996 NBA draft. After his selection and Andrew Lang were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for the rights to fourth pick Stephon Marbury. Allen made his NBA debut on November 1, 1996, where he started and played 28 minutes and scored 13 points in a win against fellow rookie Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers. On January 12, 1997, Allen put in one of his strongest efforts of the season in a win against the Golden State Warriors, contributing 22 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and a new career high of 9 rebounds. In February 1997, Allen competed in the Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend, where he finished fourth. Continuing his strong rookie season, on March 25, 1997, Allen scored a new career high of 32 points in a loss to the Phoenix Suns. Allen was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In the 1997 -- 98 season, Allen started all 82 games for the Bucks. In the season opener, he put up 29 points, including 6 three-pointers in a win against the 76ers.
On December 20, 1997, Allen set a new career high of 35 points aga
Jameel Marcus Warney is an American professional basketball player for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Stony Brook Seawolves, leading the team to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduating as the school's all-time leader in several career categories. Warney attended Roselle Catholic High School; as a sophomore, he averaged 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks and was named All-Union County. In his senior season, he averaged 13.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 blocks. He graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer. After graduating high school, Warney attended Stony Brook, where he was named America East Conference Player of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016, becoming the third player in conference history to win Player of the Year three times, joining Reggie Lewis and Taylor Coppenrath. In his 2012–13 rookie season, Warney won America East Rookie of the Year and was named second-team All-America East after shooting.650 in conference play and leading the conference in field goal percentage.
He finished second in blocks, averaging 1.6, was sixth with 7.3 rebounds. Warney took steps in his sophomore year to win his first America East Player of the Year award. Warney was named first-team All-America East, was ranked top five in the nation in field goal percentage. Warney led the Seawolves by 7.9 rebounds per game. He set a new school record against Detroit with his 21 rebounds to go along with a new career-high 32 points. Warney became the first Seawolves player to record three consecutive double-doubles; the 2014–15 season saw Warney win his second consecutive America East Player of the Year award as he led the conference in points and blocks. Warney set a conference record by winning eight straight Player of the Week awards and led the nation with 20 double-doubles, he averaged a double-double for the entire season. As a senior, Warney averaged 19.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 3.0 blocks in 33 games and was named to the 35-man midseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy.
On March 12, 2016, he led the Seawolves to their first NCAA Tournament appearance by scoring 43 points in the America East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament finals against Vermont. Warney was named America East Tournament MVP for his heroics, he graduated with averages of 15.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.0 blocks and 30.7 minutes in 135 games and ended as the school’s all-time leader in points, rebounds and games played. On February 18, 2017, Warney's No. 20 was retired by Stony Brook, becoming the first basketball player in school history to have his number retired. After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Warney joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On July 27, 2016, he signed with the Mavericks, but was waived on October 16 after appearing in three preseason games. On October 30, 2016, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Mavericks. On October 13, 2017 he was signed by the Mavericks for the second time.
He was waived before the start of the season and rejoined the Legends. On March 7, 2018, the Mavericks signed him to a 10-day contract. On March 21, he rejoined the Legends. On May 5, 2018, Warney signed with Anhui Dragons of the Chinese NBL. Warney re-joined the Legends for the 2018–19 season. On January 8, 2019, Warney was traded to the Westchester Knicks in exchange for Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Warney scored 20 points and recorded 14 rebounds in a first round 95–82 playoff victory over the Windy City Bulls, the Westchester Knicks' first playoff win in team history. Warney played with the senior United States national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he won a gold medal, he was named to the All-Tournament Team, was named the tournament's MVP. He was named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year for 2017. List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds FIBA Profile Stony Brook bio