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2009 NBA Draft: Hasheem Thabeet
Team Memphis
Round 1
Selection 2
Position Center
School Connecticut
Year JR
Height 7-3
Weight 263
High School Cypress Christian
Hometown Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
2009: Selected by Memphis in 1st round (#2 overall) of the NBA Draft; signed a 2-year, $8 million deal, July 20th...2011: Traded to Houston with a 1st round pick for Shane Battier, Feb. 24th...2012: Traded to Portland with Jonny Flynn for Marcus Camby, Mar. 15th...2012: Signed with Oklahoma City to a three-year deal worth $3.65 million, July 11th...2014: Traded to Philadelphia for a second round draft pick, Aug. 26th.

NBA DRAFT ANALYSIS: A 7-3 center from Tanzania, Thabeet emerged as one of the most dominating players in college basketball over the last couple of seasons...Thabeet had played organized basketball for less than five years prior to joining UConn in 2006...In 2006-07, he averaged 6.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 3.8 blocks per game in being named to the All-Big East Rookie Team...As a sophomore, Thabeet became a force and turned in 10.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 4.5 blocks...He was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and second-team all-conference...This past season, Thabeet took another step forward and averaged a double-double, posting 13.6 ppg and 10.8 rpg...He amassed 152 blocks as well, earning Big East Defensive Player of the accolades and co-Big East Player of the Year honors...As a junior, Thabeet was also a second-team All-America selection and the National Defensive Player of the Year...Thabeet is expected to be one of the top picks in the draft thanks to his tremendous height and long arms...He is a terrific shot blocker and sound rebounder...Explosive leaper with solid hands...Runs the floor well for his size...Lots of upside, but still raw...Could stand to add some more strength, especially his lower body...Will need some time to develop.
2008 Stats
11/14 Western Carolina3323117094131701521
11/17 Hartford229420544801203
11/21 La Salle309540125710523
11/23 Miami-Florida321911803681411722
11/24 @Wisconsin349620534711313
11/29 Bryant24167604571200312
12/1 Delaware State311064024131701410
12/4 @Buffalo3921107072161810412
12/15 Stony Brook2218750836900132
12/20 @Gonzaga199530311200135
12/26 Fairfield3620141000291110612
12/29 Georgetown344420034700712
1/3 Rutgers2115750535800113
1/6 @West Virginia35139503581300342
1/10 @Cincinnati298540021300212
1/15 @St Johns3910740235801523
1/18 Seton Hall391586035121710402
1/21 Villanova1710430421301304
1/24 @Notre Dame3799401561120531
1/28 @DePaul3011950127903323
1/31 Providence2815116037411011024
2/2 @Louisville39147504381102433
2/7 Michigan37176507481210624
2/11 Syracuse38863022141630721
2/14 @Seton Hall39251310057132010921
2/16 Pittsburgh235510322402235
2/21 South Florida38211070754902623
2/25 @Marquette361444064111510512
2/28 Notre Dame351613702471100820
3/7 @Pittsburgh381411602491300533
3/12 Syracuse531910705771401655
3/19 Chattanooga20208608581300211
3/21 Texas A&M206210404402224
3/26 Purdue361576034111501441
3/28 Missouri2654201671320023
4/4 Michigan State36171360533611213
Season Total1145489278178013313325538817221526890

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