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Michael Dickerson

Michael Dickerson
Personal information
Born (1975-06-25) June 25, 1975
Greenville, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Federal Way (Federal Way, Washington)
College Arizona (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 1998–2010
Position Shooting guard
Number 3, 8
Career history
1999 Houston Rockets
19992003 Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies
2009–2010 Faymasa Palencia
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 3,257
Rebounds 609
Assists 553

Michael DeAngelo Dickerson (born (1975-06-25)June 25, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who was a member of the Houston Rockets and Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He is a cousin of former NBA guard David Wesley.[1] The 6 ft 5 in shooting guard was born in Greenville, South Carolina raised in Kent, Washington and Federal Way, Washington.[2]

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Career statistics 2
  • Personal 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Career

He played basketball at Decatur High School in his sophomore season followed by Federal Way High School in his junior and senior years. He went to college at the University of Arizona, where he won the 1997 national championship on a team with Mike Bibby, Jason Terry, and Miles Simon.

He was selected as the 14th overall pick by the Rockets in the 1998 NBA Draft and played for them during the lockout-shortened 1999 NBA season, in which Dickerson led the league in games played (50), was sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.433), and was named to the All-Rookie 2nd Team. He was relunctantly traded in 1999[2][3] to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Vancouver's draft pick, Steve Francis, who had demanded a trade because he did not want to play for a Canadian team.

Dickerson played all 82 games for the Grizzlies in 1999–2000, averaging 18.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.41 steals per game. His scoring average fell to 16.3 points per game the following season. After the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, he played in just four and six games[4] over the next two seasons due to injuries. Dickerson was released by the Grizzlies on October 27, 2003[4] and prematurely retired due to severe hamstring and groin injuries from which he was unable to fully recover.[3]

In 2008, he attempted a comeback. Dickerson was invited to training camp by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but was waived on October 8, 2008.[5] He holds career NBA averages of 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in 212 contests.[3][4] During his retirement he traveled to India and Tibet.[6]

In 2009, Dickerson returned to basketball as a member of Faymasa Palencia in Spain for one year.[7] At the end of the season, he retired once more.

Career statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Houston 50 50 31.2 .465 .433 .639 1.7 1.9 0.5 0.2 10.9
1999–00 Vancouver 82 82 37.8 .436 .409 .830 3.4 2.5 1.4 0.5 18.2
2000–01 Vancouver 70 69 37.4 .417 .374 .763 3.3 3.3 0.9 0.4 16.3
2001–02 Memphis 4 4 31.0 .313 .381 .833 3.0 2.3 0.8 0.3 10.8
2002–03 Memphis 6 1 14.5 .417 .364 1.000 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.2 4.8
Career 212 206 35.3 .432 .402 .784 2.9 2.6 1.0 0.4 15.4

Personal

Dickerson is a father to two daughters.

Notes

  1. ^ "Michael Dickerson Bio". NBA.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Dickerson retires, published October 26, 2003
  3. ^ a b c Grizzlies G Dickerson to retire, published October 25, 2003
  4. ^ a b c "Dallas exec is country's assistant coach". Sports.espn.go.com. 2003-10-27. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Cavaliers release deaf reserve center Allred". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Trip to Tibet saves Cavs guard from funk". News-herald.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  7. ^ Un ex NBA para el Palencia Baloncesto.

External links

  • Michael Dickerson's stats @ BasketballReference
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