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Encyclopedia > Luol Deng
Luol Deng Michael Jordan
Position Small forward
League NBA
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Team Chicago Bulls
Nationality United Kingdom
Born April 16, 1985 (1985-04-16) (age 22)
Flag of Sudan Wau, Sudan
College DukeOwns the Tarhills
Draft 7th overall, 2004
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2004–present
Awards 2004-05 NBA All-Rookie First Team
2007 NBA Sportsmanship Award

Luol Deng (born April 16, 1985 in Wau, Sudan) is a British professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls, where he plays small forward. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... Location of Wau within Sudan Wau (Arabic: واو Wāw; also Wow or Waw) is a town in southern Sudan on the western bank of the Jur River, and the capital of the West Bahr al Ghazal state. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA Sportsmanship Award (also named the Joe Dumars Trophy after its first recipient) has been presented by the National Basketball Association each year since 1996, to the player who most exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court — ethical behavior, fair play and integrity[1]. In its twelve-year... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Location of Wau within Sudan Wau (Arabic: واو Wāw; also Wow or Waw) is a town in southern Sudan on the western bank of the Jur River, and the capital of the West Bahr al Ghazal state. ... This article is about the sport. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Early life

When he was young, his father Aldo, a member of the Sudanese parliament, moved the family to Egypt to escape the Second Sudanese Civil War.[1] In Egypt, they met former NBA center Manute Bol, another Dinka, who taught Deng's older brother, former UConn and Fairfield University forward Ajou Deng, how to play basketball. Manute also served as a mentor for Luol himself. [2][3] When they were granted political asylum, his family emigrated to South Norwood in London, England. Deng developed an interest in association football and basketball, and was invited to join England's 15-and-under teams in both sports.[4] During this time, he began his career at Brixton Topcats. At the age of 13, he played for England's squad in the European Junior Men's Qualifying Tournament, averaging 40 points and 14 rebounds. He was named the MVP of the tournament. Next, he led England to the finals of the European Junior National Tournament, where he averaged 34 points and earned another MVP award. Although he chose to focus on basketball, he counts himself a fan of Arsenal F.C.[5] Combatants Sudanese Government (North Sudan) Sudan Peoples Liberation Army Commanders Gaafar Nimeiry Sadiq al-Mahdi Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir John Garang Casualties Not Released 1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Manute Bol (born October 16, 1962) is a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. ... The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts flagship land-grant university. ... Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and masters level university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... South Norwood is a place in the London Borough of Croydon. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ...


At the age of 14, Luol moved to the United States to play basketball at Blair Academy in New Jersey, where one of his teammates was future NBA player Charlie Villanueva. Deng was also named a Tri-Captain at Blair along with Charlie Villanueva and Roberto Alfonso Felipe. During his senior year, Deng was considered the second most promising high school senior in America after LeBron James. He was named First Team All-America by Parade Magazine and USA Today, and was selected to play in the McDonald's High School All-America game, in which he performed at a very high standard and impressed many top NBA players.[6] After graduation, he decided to attend Duke University. In one season at Duke, he appeared in 37 games and made 32 starts. He averaged 30.1 minutes and scored 15.1 points per game en route to a berth in the 2004 Final Four. He is only the 10th freshman in ACC history to lead all rookies in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage. Blair Academy is a private, coeducational, secondary Boarding high school with an enrollment of about 430 students for grades nine through twelve. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Charlie Alexander Villanueva (born August 24, 1984 in Queens, New York City) is an American NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Charlie Alexander Villanueva (born August 24, 1984 in Queens, New York City) is an American NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline for Biographies. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... In addition to its most general meaning, a parade is: a general term for a collected formation of troops, typically with restricted movement; or a place or avenue for the parading of troops on ceremonial occasions, for example Horse Guards Parade in London and ANZAC Parade in Canberra; It can... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Points per game, often abbreviated PPG, is the average number of points scored by a player in a sport, over the course of a whole season or career. ... The 2004 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


Professional career

Deng in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

After one year at Duke, Deng entered the 2004 NBA Draft. He was picked seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns, but was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls by prior agreement. Deng suffered a season-ending wrist injury late in his rookie season, but still made the NBA All-Rookie First Team to help the resurgent Bulls return to the playoffs for the first time in several years. Deng averaged 11.7 points per game, playing in 61 games. On February 8, Deng recorded a double-double, including 30 points against the Dallas Mavericks. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is an set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ...


In his second season, he posted strong performances throughout March and April to help the Bulls earn their second consecutive playoff berth. His offensive statistics improved in his sophomore season, increasing his scoring to 14.3 points per game, and increasing his rebounding to 6.6 per game, up from a 5.3 average his rookie season. Deng had four straight double-double performances from February 28 to March 5, with at least ten points and rebounds in each game. In the playoffs, the Bulls faced off against the Miami Heat in a best of 7 game series. Deng came off the bench in all six games, averaging ten points per game. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


For the 2006-07 season, Deng was the only Bull to start all 82 regular season games. All of his numbers continued to improve, and he led the team in minutes played (37.5) and field goal percentage (.517), while playing a strong second scoring option to Ben Gordon, with a marked improvement to 18.8 points per game. Deng also notably rarely committed fouls on defense (2.00 per game), despite the minutes he played and frequently being outsized in matchups against power forwards such as Kevin Garnett. Benjamin (Ben) Gordon (born April 4, 1983 in London, England, UK)[1] is an American National Basketball Association player for the Chicago Bulls. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976)) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ...


On December 27, 2006 Deng was driving the lane when Miami Heat player James Posey grabbed him and slammed him to the floor, causing concern that Deng may have re-injured his wrist. Posey earned a flagrant foul, was ejected and suspended for one game. Deng scored 32 points against the Cavaliers just three nights later, however, resolving concern that the wrist would be re-injured. On March 26, 2007 Deng posted a new career-high 38 points to lead the Bulls to a home victory against the Portland Trail Blazers. Deng was in rhythm, converting a spectacular 18 of his 25 shots from the field. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Mikely Mantell Posey, Jr. ... A flagrant foul is a more serious contact foul involving excessive contact in a National Basketball Association game. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


Deng continues to credit Manute Bol as a major influence, saying "He has really helped me out in my life and I know that if I'm playing this game then it's thanks to him, so I owe him a lot." [7] "Manute started me with this whole thing and basketball. Our relationship is one where he is like an older brother or a father to me. He gives me a lot of advice."[8] Manute Bol (born October 16, 1962) is a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. ...


On May 3, 2007, Deng won the NBA's sportsmanship award in a vote by players. The award honors the player who best exemplifies ethical behavior, fair play and integrity on the court. Deng is involved in numerous charities, and the league will donate $25,000 on his behalf to Pacific Garden Mission, the oldest continuously operating rescue mission in the country. "He really does epitomize everything I had hoped for as a person and a basketball player," general manager John Paxson said. "I think it's one of the reasons we've gotten to the level we're at this year. I'm truly proud of him. I think the world of him as a person and as a player."[9] is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Pacific Garden Mission is a homeless shelter in Chicago, Illinois founded in 1877 by Colonel George Clarke and his wife Sarah. ... John MacBeth Paxson (born September 29, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player. ...


Citizenship

Since his birth in Sudan, Deng has lived in Egypt, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Deng represented England at Under-16 and Under-19 level, and is an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In October 2006, Deng became a naturalized British citizen in a ceremony in Croydon and was called up to play in European competition for the Great Britain team.[10]. He made his debut against Georgia in Pau, France on August 9 2007, scoring 19 points. [11]. In his first competitive qualifying game repesenting Great Britain Deng scored 21 points (21 Pts, 10 Rbs, 2 Asts, 3 Stls & 2 Blks) against Slovakia, at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena on 21 August 2007. England Basketball logo. ... “London 2012” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Croydon (disambiguation). ... The Great Britain national basketball team, or Team GB for short, represents the United Kingdom in international basketball competitions. ... Birmingham (pron. ... The NIA The National Indoor Arena (NIA) situated in Birmingham, England was opened in 1991. ...


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/playerfile/luol_deng/bio.html
  2. ^ http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/rookies_040830.html
  3. ^ http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,,1448493,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/rookies_040830.html
  5. ^ Luol Deng - Arsenal's Biggest Fan. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on August 22, [[2006 www.deng9.com]].
  6. ^ http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/rookies_040830.html
  7. ^ http://www.nba.com/bwb/africa_deng.html
  8. ^ http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/deng_interview_040708.html
  9. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2858885
  10. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/basketball/6064476.stm
  11. ^ http://www.eurobasket2007.org/en/cid_BqypGFJPHy-Nw4lwIAq,v3.pageID_MIo9t,r8GfgCzft4jY3M,2.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.season_2007.gameID_4950-B-11-6.html

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InterBasket - Luol Deng, Sudan/England -- Chicago Bulls (366 words)
Luol Deng then found himself in South Norwood, England, where his father was granted political asylum.
Deng excelled (on and off the court), and was listed as a top-two player in the majority of high-school player rankings (behind LeBron James), as well as earning First Team All-American by both Parade Magazine and USA Today and playing in the McDonald's High-School All-American Game.
IBN Facts: Deng was born in Sudan, however has spent significant time in his young life in Egypt, the UK, as well as the United States.
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Deng has represented England at Under-16 and Under-19 level, and was an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games bid.
In 2003, Deng was widely considered to be the second most promising player among U.S. high school seniors, after only LeBron James.
Deng opted to play one season of college basketball for Duke University, after which he was chosen seventh overall in the 2004 NBA Draft.
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