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Encyclopedia > Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
Position Center
Power forward
League NBA
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Team Detroit Pistons
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born September 5, 1977
Chicago, Illinois
College University of Kentucky
Draft 29th overall, 1998
Utah Jazz
Pro career 1998–present
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers 1998-2000
Atlanta Hawks 2000-2003
New York Knicks 2003-2004
San Antonio Spurs 2005-2006

Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (first name pronounced NAH-Zi) (born September 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player with the NBA's Detroit Pistons. He plays both center and power forward positions. He is 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) and 250 lb (113.4 kg). For his height he has good mobility on the floor. He is aggressive in offensive rebounding and putbacks. He is a consistently good free throw shooter averaging 78.5% in 2005-06 season. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 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. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...

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Early life

The son of an immigrant from Ghana, Mohammed was raised in Chicago and attended high school at Kenwood Academy. Mohammed entered the University of Kentucky in the fall of 1995 at a hefty 315 pounds, and saw little playing time during their NCAA Championship season. After slimming down for his sophomore year, Mohammed shared the starting center spot with Jamaal Magloire and was a key contributor in 1997, when the Cats were runners-up to Arizona. Mohammed would once again share the starting post position with Magloire in 1998, and once again they would bring the NCAA Championship home to Kentucky for the second time in three years. Kenwood Academy is a public high school under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is a Six-year high school that accepts students from 7th grade through 12th grade. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... // Final four redirects here. ... Jamaal Magloire (born May 21, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional basketball player, currently playing for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


NBA career

After his junior year, Mohammed was faced with a decision on whether to come back to school or enter the draft, and ultimately decided to enter the 1998 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round, as the 29th pick overall. Utah traded his rights to the Philadelphia 76ers, with whom he spent two and a half seasons. He then played for the Atlanta Hawks through the middle of the 2004 season, at which point he went to the New York Knicks. Mohammed split the 2004-05 season between the Knicks and the Spurs (who acquired him in a trade for Malik Rose). In a combined 77 games for both teams, he averaged 9.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game. He won the 2005 NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs as a member of their starting lineup. The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Malik Rose shows his support for his friends Malik Rose (born November 23, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a National Basketball Association player with the New York Knicks, playing predominantly in the power forward position. ... The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ...


During Mohammed's second season in San Antonio he shared the starting center position with Rasho Nesterovic, averaging 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during the regular season. He was a key contributor to the team's first round series victory over Sacramento, averaging 7.0 points per game and nailing his second career three-point basket late in Game 1. [1] Mohammed, however, played sparingly in the team's second round series loss to the Dallas Mavericks. After the season, he turned down a four-year contract extension and did not return to the Spurs. On July 4th, 2006, it was announced that he had come to terms on an agreement with the Detroit Pistons to become their starting center. However, after starting 33 games, he lost the position to Chris Webber. "Naz" is now averaging 6.9 ppg and 5.5 rpg in 18.5 mpg. He was also selected to be on the ballot for the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas, but was not voted onto the team.[2] Radoslav Nesterovic (born May 30, 1976 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a professional basketball player playing with Center position (7 feet tall - 2. ... } The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ...


Personal Life

Nazr has a younger brother, Alhaji, who played for the University of Louisville and continued on to play internationally. Nazr is married to college sweetheart Mindy. They have two children together. During the off-season, they reside in Simpsonville, KY.


External links

  • NBA.com Official Profile
  • Profile of Mohammed prior to his entering the NBA

  Results from FactBites:
 
Nazr Mohammed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (born September 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player with the NBA's Detroit Pistons.
The son of an immigrant from Ghana, Mohammed was raised in Chicago and attended high school at Kenwood Academy.
Mohammed entered the University of Kentucky in the fall of 1995 at a hefty 315 pounds, and saw little playing time during their NCAA Championship season.
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