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Encyclopedia > Zach Randolph
Zach Randolph
Position Power forward
League NBA
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 251 lb (114 kg)
Team New York Knicks
Nationality USA
Born July 16, 1981 (1981-07-16) (age 26)
Marion, Indiana
High school Marion
College Michigan State
Draft 19th overall, 2001
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (2001–2007)
Awards 2003-04 NBA Most Improved Player

Zach Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the New York Knicks of the NBA. 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. ... “Knicks” redirects here. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Marion (IPA: ) is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. ... Marion High School is a high school in Marion, Indiana with more than 1,200 students. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... NBA Most Improved Player Award The annual award presented at seasons end to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player who has made the most noticeable improvement from the previous season or seasons. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Marion (IPA: ) is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... “Knicks” redirects here. ... 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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High school career

Randolph grew up in Marion, Indiana and attended Marion High School, where his coach was Moe Smedley. Zach was mentored by Craig Moore, a teacher at Marion, since he was 12, they are still great friends today. As a sophomore, he helped lead the Marion Giants to the class 4A championship game. During his junior year he was suspended for the last part of the season after selling a stolen gun. As a senior, he again led his team to the state championship game in which Marion High School won its seventh state basketball championship. He finished second in Indiana's 'Mr. Basketball' voting that year, closely behind Jared Jeffries, who coincidentally played for the team that the Giants beat in the state championship game that year. Marion (IPA: ) is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. ... Marion High School is a high school in Marion, Indiana with more than 1,200 students. ... Jared Scott Carter Jeffries (born November 25, 1981, in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He was drafted in 2002 by the Washington Wizards as the 11th overall pick. ...


College career

As a high school senior, Randolph agreed to attend and play basketball for the Michigan State University Spartans, coached by Tom Izzo. His teammates at MSU included Jason Richardson and Charlie Bell. After his freshman season, he decided that he was ready to go professional and entered the 2001 NBA Draft. Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Spartan Stadium hosts varsity football games and other events. ... Tom Izzo (born January 30, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is the mens basketball coach for Michigan State University. ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... Charlie Will Bell III (born March 12, 1979 in Flint, Michigan) is an NBA basketball player who currently plays point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ...


NBA career

Portland

He was drafted by the Blazers in the first round (19th overall) in 2001. He plays the power forward position. In 2004 he won the NBA's Most Improved Player award, after which he signed a 6-year, 84-million dollar deal with the Blazers. Randolph has averaged 23.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in the 2006-07 season, which was cut short in March due to a hand injury. In what would turn out to be his final game as a Trail Blazer he had 43 points and 17 rebounds. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NBA Most Improved Player Award The annual award presented at seasons end to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player who has made the most noticeable improvement from the previous season or seasons. ...


Randolph's tenure has been somewhat controversial, in part due to the Trail Blazers' past history with players having off-the-court issues. He was cited for underage drinking the summer after his rookie year while back home in Marion and had to pay an undisclosed fine. He punched teammate Ruben Patterson in the face during a practice scuffle in 2003, an act which earned him a two-game suspension.[1] On June 8, 2006, Randolph ran into further legal trouble when two vehicles, both registered in his name, were pulled over by the Portland Police for racing in a 20 mph speed zone.[2] In August 2006, a sexual assault complaint was filed with Portland police over an incident with a stripper; after a month-long investigation, the Multnomah County district attorney declined to prosecute Randolph, citing lack of evidence.[3] Randolph is facing a civil suit related to that case. Ruben Nathaniel Patterson (born July 31, 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. He is currently in the final year of a six-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, for whom he plays small forward, but has also shown the ability to defend any... Sexual assault is any physical contact of a sexual nature without voluntary consent. ... A striptease dancer performing. ... Multnomah County (IPA: ) is one of 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. ...

Randolph signs his autograph for fans before a game at Houston's Toyota Center in January 2007.

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New York

On June 28, 2007, Randolph, along with Dan Dickau, Fred Jones and draft rights to Demetris Nichols, were traded to the Knicks in a draft day deal for Steve Francis, Channing Frye, and a 2008 2nd round draft pick.[4] On July 2, 2007, Randolph was introduced at a press conference in New York[5], where he revealed he will wear the jersey #50. 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. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Demetris Nichols (born September 4, 1984) is a 6-8, 212 lb. ... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977 in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, with his on-court and off-court antics generating considerable controversy throughout his... Image:Http://sportsmedia. ... The 2008 NBA Draft will be held on a date to be decided at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ...


References

  1. ^ Blazers F Randolph suspended, fined for punching teammate.
  2. ^ http://www.katu.com/stories/86722.html
  3. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/pdfs/blazers/zach_memo092006.pdf
  4. ^ Blazers send off Randolph for Channing Frye and Steve Francis updated June 29, 2007
  5. ^ Knicks welcome in Randolph, may not be done with moves updated July 2, 2007

External links

  • Profile at NBA.com
  • Zach Randolph at ESPN.com
  • Profile at ArmchairGM.com
  • Blazersclips.com Zach Randolph highlights
  • A Chance to Steady an Up-and-Down Life
  • Zach the Gym Rat
Preceded by
Gilbert Arenas
NBA Most Improved Player
2003-04
Succeeded by
Bobby Simmons

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Zach Randolph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Zach Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is a player in the National Basketball Association.
Several teammates complained that Randolph was a ball hog, and Randolph had several arguments with Maurice Cheeks over his on-the-court actions.
Late during the season, Randolph announced that he would miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury; he later had microfracture surgery on the injured knee.
BLAZERS: Zach Randolph Chat Transcript: February 28, 2006 (896 words)
Zach Randolph, affectionately known as "Z-bo" by fans, has been a Portland Trail Blazer for all of his four years in the NBA.
Since joining the Trail Blazers, Randolph has continued to improve his game; he was the 2003-2004 NBA Most Improved Player, and led the team in scoring two years in a row.
Zach Randolph: I had that nickname since I was youngster in 7th and 8th grade.
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