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Encyclopedia > Raef LaFrentz
Raef LaFrentz
Position power forward/center
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Team Portland Trail Blazers
Nationality USA
Born May 29, 1976 (1976-05-29) (age 31)
Flag of Iowa Hampton, Iowa
College Kansas
Draft 3rd overall pick, 1998
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1998–present
Former teams Denver Nuggets (1998 – 2002)
Dallas Mavericks (2002 – 2003)
Boston Celtics (2003 – 2006)
Portland Trailblazers (2006 – 2007)

Raef Andrew LaFrentz (born May 29, 1976, in Hampton, Iowa) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iowa. ... Hampton is a city located in Franklin County, Iowa. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hampton is a city located in Franklin County, Iowa. ... 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 Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


LaFrentz is a power forward and occasionally plays at center. He is mostly known for his perimeter skills and his shot blocking ability. He wears number 45. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Oscar Torres (13) is in position to block this shot. ...

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Career

High school

Raef LaFrentz attended Mar-Mac HS.. His father was an assistant coach on Raef's high school team. He was named to the USA Today All-USA 1st Team in 1994.


During the summer before his freshman year at Kansas, LaFrentz was selected to the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival North Team and averaged 11.8 ppg. and 6.8 rpg.


He was also a conference champion swimmer in high school.


College

LaFrentz played basketball at the University of Kansas, finishing in 1998. He played with current Celtic Paul Pierce while at Kansas. He was a four-year starter and an All-American in his junior and senior seasons. In fact, he joined Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players in the 1990s to earn first team A.P. All-America honors twice. The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Paul Pierce (born October 13, 1977 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He has been a starter every season since he was selected by the Celtics in the 1998 NBA Draft, and in 2002 he helped lead Boston to an...


Compiling career averages of 15.8 ppg. and 9.1 rpg., while shooting 55.5 percent from the floor overall, he concluded his career ranked second all-time at Kansas in points with 2,066 and rebounds with 1,186, and left trailing only Danny Manning in both categories. Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ...


Accumulating a record of 123-17 (.879 winning percentage) over his four seasons, he was part of a senior class that won more games over a four-year period than any class in KU history.


Named by the A.P. in 1997 and 1998 the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, he was also tabbed All-Big 12 Conference first team by both the media and coaches his final two seasons.


LaFrentz became the first KU player to average a double-double in 27 years when as a senior he posted averages of 19.8 ppg. and 11.4 rpg. and led the Jayhawks to a 35-4 record.


NBA

The third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 1998 NBA Draft, he averaged 13.8 ppg., 7.6 rpg. and 1.4 bpg. but played in just 12 games as a rookie and missed the majority of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee against Dallas on Feb. 25. Successfully returning from the torn ACL to start 80 of his 81 appearances in 1999-2000, he averaged 12.4 ppg., an NBA 25th best 7.9 rpg. and ranked eighth in the NBA in blocked shots averaging 2.2 bpg. In his third year (2000-01), he started 74 of the 78 games he played in and averaged 12.9 ppg., while ranking seventh in the league in blocks at 2.6 bpg., tied for 25th in rebounding with a 7.8 rpg. average, and tied for 27th in field goal percentage (career high .477). The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


He was traded by the Nuggets with Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, and Tariq Abdul-Wahad to the Dallas Mavericks for Juwan Howard, Donnell Harvey, Tim Hardaway and a 2002 first pick on February 21, 2002. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Halo series of games, see Sergeant Major A.J. Johnson. ... Tariq Abdul-Wahad (born Olivier Michael Saint-Jean November 3, 1974 in Maisons-Alfort, Val-de-Marne) is a French professional basketball player. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Donnell Eugene Harvey (born August 26, 1980 in Shellman, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player. ... Timothy Duane (Tim) Hardaway (born September 1, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American basketball point guard who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and who in his prime was one of the leagues best at his position. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


He played for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.[1] The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... The 2002 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA from August 29 to September 8, 2002. ...


The Celtics acquired him from the Dallas Mavericks, along with Chris Mills, Jiri Welsch and a first round draft choice, in exchange for Tony Delk and Antoine Walker on October 20, 2003. On June 28, 2006, the Boston Celtics traded LaFrentz, guard Dan Dickau, and the number seven pick in the 2006 NBA draft to the Portland Trail Blazers for center Theo Ratliff and guard Sebastian Telfair. Christopher Lemonte Mills (born on January 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional basketball player. ... Jiří Welsch (born January 27, 1980 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia) is an NBA basketball player currently with the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Tony Lorenzo Delk (born January 28, 1974 in Covington, Tennessee) is a professional basketball shooting guard for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. He was team leader of the 1996 University of Kentucky Wildcats that won the 1996 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament. ... Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American professional basketball player with the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel (Dan) David Dickau (born September 16, 1978 in Portland, Oregon) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA with the New York Knicks. ... Theophilus Curtis Ratliff (born April 17, 1973 in Demopolis, Alabama) is an American professional basketball player. ... Sebastian Telfair (born June 9, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ...


The 2006-2007 NBA season has not been very kind to Raef, as he is averaging career low figures in less than 9 minutes per game with the Trail Blazers and has been dogged by injuries, specifically a calf injury that has plagued him this entire season. He earned $11,532,037 for the 2006-2007 season.


In 524 career games in the NBA, LaFrentz has averaged 10.7 points, on 0.466 FG, 0.365 3PT and 0.713 FT shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.7 blocks in 27.2 minutes per game.[2]


Trivia

  • LaFrentz is married; wife is Joie
  • Resident of Lexington, Massachusetts
  • He first dunked a basketball in seventh grade
  • His parents, Ron and Ellen, took his name from the 1969 movie, "Home From the Hill."
  • His father played basketball at Northern Iowa (1957-61).
  • Raef chose jersey No. 45 in part because his father wore it in college.
  • He has two dogs - a black labrador named Codey and an Italian greyhound named Sydney.

Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1642 Incorporated 1713 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  16. ...

References

  1. ^ 2002 USA Basketball
  2. ^ http://www.sportsline.com/nba/players/playerpage/20612

External links


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Boston Celtics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2771 words)
They were replaced by Ricky Davis, Jiri Welsch, Raef LaFrentz and others.
Danny Ainge traded the rights to the seventh overall pick Randy Foye, Dan Dickau and Raef LaFrentz to the Portland Trail Blazers in for Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, and a future second round pick.
A subsequent trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Allen Iverson was reported as a potential move beneficial to each team, although such a trade never eventuated.
CELTICS: The Kids Are Alright (937 words)
Some nights it might be like this, some nights it won't.
Some nights Al might be out there with Raef (LaFrentz) or Mark (Blount), or some nights I might be out there with Raef or Mark.
You never know how things may turn out, but you've just got to stay ready."
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