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Priest Lauderdale

Priest Lauderdale
Priest Lauderdale, Sofia, Bulgaria, 30 May 2011
Personal information
Born (1973-08-31) August 31, 1973
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American / Bulgarian
Listed height 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Listed weight 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school Carver (Chicago, Illinois)
College Central State (1993–1994)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 1995–2011
Position Center
Career history
1995–1996 Peristeri Nikas (Greece)
1996–1997 Atlanta Hawks
1997–1998 Denver Nuggets
2000 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
2000 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
2001 Gaiteros del Zulia (Venezuela)
2002 Apollon Limassol (Cyprus)
2002–2005 Lukoil Academic (Bulgaria)
2005–2006 Al-Ittihad Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
2006 Saba Mehr Kazvin (Iran)
2007 Al-Ittihad Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
2007 Al Nasr (United Arab Emirates)
2008 Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
2008 Shandong Lions (China)
2008–2009 Mahram Tehran (Iran)
2009–2010 Saba Mehr Qazvin (Iran)
2010 BC Chernomorets (Bulgaria)
2010 Levski Sofia (Bulgaria)
2011 Chabeb-Zahle (Lebanon)
Stats at

Priest Lauderdale (born August 31, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player.


  • Professional career 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Professional career

A 7' 4", 325 lb center (basketball), Lauderdale was selected 28th overall in the 1996 National Basketball Association Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, after playing collegiately at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and professionally in the Greek League for Peristeri Nikas. He also attended Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois but did not play basketball there competitively.

He concluded his brief NBA career with the Denver Nuggets in 1997–1998.

Lauderdale played professionally in Bulgaria for Lukoil Academic from 2002 to 2005 and received Bulgarian citizenship.[1][2]

Lauderdale also played in the CBA, China, Venezuela, Cyprus, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.

See also


  1. ^ PRIEST LAUDERDALE basketball profile Nationality: USA-Bulgarian.
  2. ^ – Basketball News – Priest Lauderdale – a Bulgarian.

External links

  • Player File
  • Player File
  • College & NBA Stats @
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  • Profile
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