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Demond Mallet

Demond Mallet
Mallet, at right, with Joventut in 2009
No. 0 – FIATC Joventut
Position Point guard
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1978-02-22) February 22, 1978
Leesville, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Leesville (Leesville, Louisiana)
College McNeese State (1997–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2004 Phantoms Braunschweig
2004–2006 GHP Bamberg
2006–2007 Rhein-Energie Cologne
2007–2009 Joventut
2009–2010 Türk Telekom
2010–2011 Spirou Charleroi
2011–2012 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2012 Spirou Charleroi
2012–2013 Artland Dragons
2013–2014 Spirou Charleroi
2014–present Joventut
Career highlights and awards

Dayon Demond Mallet (born February 22, 1978) is an American professional basketball player that plays with FIATC Joventut in the Spanish League. He is a 6'2" guard and signed for three seasons with Badalona as a player and coach. As of 2008, Mallet won a German Championship, two German Cup titles, a ULEB Cup, and won the prestigious Spanish King's Cup with the team Joventut Badalona. He is a cousin of NBA center Shaquille O'Neal. Mallet who won the German Championship MVP in 2006 won the Belgium Ethias League MVP in 2011 and the Belgium Championship that same year.

In December 2011 he moved to sign a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. in Israel and during the 2011–12 season was rated as one of the best point guards in the Euroleague.

Contents

  • High school and college career 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Honors 3
  • NBA tryouts 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

High school and college career

Mallet played high school basketball at Leesville High, after which he enrolled at McNeese State University and was NCAA Division 1 All-American Honorable Mention 2001. He was also named Southland Conference Player of the Year (2000–2001).

Professional career

Mallet played most of his career so far in Germany at the Bundesliga, the country's premier basketball league but later moved to Spain and then Turkey and in 2010 Belgium where he signed a two-year contract reportedly to be the highest-paid player in Belgium.

In December 2011 he moved from the Belgium Club to sign a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. in Israel and during the 2011–12 season was rated as one of the best point guards in the Euroleague.[1] In April 2012 after not having too much space in the rotation of Maccabi Tel Aviv he returned to Spirou Charleroi until the end of the 2011–12 season.[2] The following year Demond Mallet signed a two year deal with the Artland Dragons rumored to be the largest contract ever given to a point guard in the Germany Basketball League. He returned to Spirou again after that season and is now a player of FIATC Joventut where he is also a coach.

Honors

  • Selected as German All-Star player 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Won the 2004–2005 German National Championship with GHP Bamberg
  • Named MVP of the 2004–2005 Championship
  • Named MVP of the 2006–2007 All-Star Game
  • Named MVP of the 2010–2011 Belgium Ethias League

NBA tryouts

References

  1. ^ MACCABI ELECTRA lands Demond Mallet
  2. ^ Demond Mallet returns to Spirou Charleroi

External links

  • Euroleague.net Profile
  • ACB Profile
  • ULEB Cup: Demond Mallet
  • E-Basket: Demond Mallet
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