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Encyclopedia > Jason Kapono
Jason Kapono
Position Small forward
Nickname Money Maker
Kap
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Team Toronto Raptors
Nationality USA
Born February 4, 1981 (1981-02-04) (age 26)
Long Beach, California
College UCLA
Draft 2nd round, 31st overall, 2003
Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–2004)
Charlotte Bobcats (2004–2005)
Miami Heat (2005–2007)
Awards 2007 All-Star 3-Point Champion

Jason Alan Kapono (born February 4, 1981 in Long Beach, California) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA, currently with the Toronto Raptors.[1] His previous team was the Miami Heat in 2006-07. On July 11, 2007, he signed a multi-year contract with the Raptors.[2] After a storied college career at UCLA, where he was the first Bruin to earn First Team All-Pac-10 honors all four years and the only UCLA player to lead the school in scoring four straight years, Kapono was a second-round draft choice of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft. After his rookie season with the Cavs, he was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2004 expansion draft, where he improved his scoring average from 3.5 to 8.5 points per game. Later, he was traded to the Miami Heat where he was part of the 2005-06 NBA champion team. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 299 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1661 × 3329 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... This article is about the sport. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An expansion draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to create one or more new expansion teams or franchises. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In the 2006-07 season, Kapono's points-per-game average and minutes played significantly increased, and he led the league in three-point percentage with .514, which is close to the all time single season three-point percentage record held by Steve Kerr (.524), and is the fourth best percentage in league history. Kapono also won the 2007 All-Star Weekend three-point shoot-out competition by defeating Dirk Nowitzki and Gilbert Arenas in the final round with a score of 24 points which tied Mark Price's record for most points in a final round of the 3-point contest. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (IPA pronuncation: ) (born June 19, 1978 in Würzburg, Germany) is a German basketball player for the United States National Basketball Associations (NBA) Dallas Mavericks. ... Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. ... For the British musician of the same name, see Mark Price (musician) William Mark Price (born February 15, 1964 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma) is a former NBA basketball player who played for 12 seasons in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, and Orlando Magic. ...


Jason has also been picked for the USA Basketball Select Team which will train with USA Men's Senior National Team in Las Vegas to assist in the build up to the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] USA Basketball is a non-profit organization and the governing body for basketball in the United States. ... Vegas redirects here. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm at the Beijing National Stadium in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Raptors sign free agent Baston to 2-year, $3.8M deal July 11, 2007
  2. ^ nba.com, Raptors Sign Free Agent Kapono, accessed July 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Ten Players Named To USA Basketball Select Team, usabasketball.com - posted August 6, 2007

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External links

  • NBA.com Profile - Jason Kapono
  • Jason Kapono stats as UCLA player

  Results from FactBites:
 
No. 20 UCLA To Face-Off With First Place No. 9 Cats :: Bruins play host to Arizona, Arizona State in friendly confines ... (17971 words)
UCLA junior Jason Kapono who was on the Naismith Preseason Player of the Year list, is among the 20 collegiate men's finalists for the Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award, it was announced on Feb. 12.
UCLA junior Jason Kapono's first successful three-point shot vs. Columbia (17:48 in the second half, gave UCLA a 36-21 lead) was his 198th of his career, breaking the old school mark of 197, set by Tracy Murray, 1990-92.
Jason Kapono is averaging 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 46.3 from the floor, 45.6 from three-point range and 86.3 from the line.
kapono returns (660 words)
As we reported earlier this week, Jason Kapono officially announced today that he had officially withdrawn his name from consideration for this year's NBA draft, and will be returning to the UCLA Bruins basketball team next season.
Jason Kapono, who on May 13 announced he was going to "test the waters" with regard to entering the June 28 NBA draft, has withdrawn his name as a candidate for the upcoming pro draft and will return to UCLA for his sophomore season.
Prior to UCLA, Kapono was a McDonald's All-America as a senior in 1999 at Artesia HS in Lakewood.
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