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Encyclopedia > Maceo Baston
Maceo Baston
Position Forward
League NBA
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Team Toronto Raptors
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born May 29, 1976 (1976-05-29) (age 31)
Flag of Texas Corsicana, Texas
High school H. Grady Spruce High School
College Michigan
Draft 58th overall, 1998
Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1998–present
Former teams Quad City Thunder
SC Montecatini
Joventut Badalona
Maccabi Tel Aviv (2003-2006)
Indiana Pacers (2006-2007)

Maceo Demond Baston (born May 29, 1976 in Corsicana, Texas, United States) is an American professional basketball player with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. 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. ... 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. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... Corsicana is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... H. Grady Spruce High School is a public school located in Pleasant Grove, Dallas, Texas (USA). ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Club Name Joventut Badalona Image Founded 1930 Arena Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv (Hebrew: מכבי תל-אביב) is a basketball team based in Tel Aviv, Israel. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Corsicana is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...

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College career

Baston played college basketball at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he was part of an all-star recruiting class that included Maurice Taylor, Travis Conlon, Jerod Ward and Willie Mitchell. He was known for his above-average dunking ability, and tenacious defense. Baston averaged 10.7 points and 6.6 rebounds a game for his Michigan career, which included NCAA Tournament appearances in 1995 and 1998 and the National Invitation Tournament Championship in 1997. Michigan later forfeited its entire 1996-97 schedule after Robert Traylor, Maurice Taylor and Louis Bullock were found to have taken money from a Michigan booster. College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Maurice Taylor (born October 30, 1976 in Detroit) is a basketball forward. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Final four redirects here. ... The 1995 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1998 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The National Invitation Tournament is an annual US basketball competition. ... Robert DeShaun Tractor Traylor (born February 1, 1977 in Detroit, Michigan) is a basketball player. ... Maurice Taylor (born October 30, 1976 in Detroit) is a basketball forward. ... Louis Bullock (born May 20, 1976) is an American professional basketball player. ...


NBA career

He was drafted in the second round (58th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in 1998. He played for the Quad City Thunder in the CBA (1998-2000), in Italy (SC Montecatini, 2000-01) in Spain (Joventut Badalona, 2001-02 and 2002-03), the NBA's Toronto Raptors (2002-03), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (2003-06), and the Indiana Pacers (2006-07). This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... Montecatini is the name of several locations in Tuscany, Italy. ... Club Name Joventut Badalona Image Founded 1930 Arena Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv (Hebrew: מכבי תל-אביב) is a basketball team based in Tel Aviv, Israel. ...


Baston holds the Euroleague Final Four record for blocks with 6 versus Tau Ceramica [1]. It should be noted however, that 5 of the 6 blocks came against the diminutive Spanish PG Paul "Little Head" Dombrow.


On July 28, 2006, the NBA's Indiana Pacers signed Baston to a two-year deal worth $1.8 million with the second year being a player option. is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 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 Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


On July 11, 2007, Baston signed an offer sheet to return to the Toronto Raptors worth roughly US$3.8 million over two years.[2] The Pacers declined to match the offer.[3]


Notes

  1. ^ http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/8361.htm
  2. ^ Raptors sign free agent Baston to 2-year, $3.8M deal July 11, 2007
  3. ^ Baston heading to Raptors after Pacers don't match offer sheet July 18, 2007

External links

  • Maceo Baston Player Info at NBA.com
  • Maceo Baston Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
  • Euroleague Profile

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Maceo Baston at AllExperts (301 words)
Maceo Baston (born May 29 1976 in Corsicana, Texas, United States) is an American professional basketball player.
Maceo Baston was selected 58 in the 1998 NBA draft by Chicago Bulls after playing college basketball at University of Michigan.
Maceo Baston holds the Final Four record for blocks with 6 versus Tau Ceramica.
RAPTORS: Raptors Sign Maceo Baston (248 words)
Baston averaged 15.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 29.8 minutes in 16 games this season with DKV Joventut in Spain.
Baston played in Italy for Montecatini SC in 2000-01 and in the Continental Basketball Association with the Quad City Thunder during the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.
The Chicago Bulls selected Baston with the 58th pick in the 1998 NBA draft after he finished his career at the University of Michigan as the school’s all-time leader in field goal percentage (.652).
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