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Cedric Ceballos

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Cedric Ceballos
Personal information
Born (1969-08-02) August 2, 1969 (age 49)
Maui, Hawaii
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Dominguez (Compton, California)
College
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1990–2011
Position Small forward
Number 23, 1
Career history
19901994 Phoenix Suns
19941997 Los Angeles Lakers
19971998 Phoenix Suns
19982000 Dallas Mavericks
2000 Detroit Pistons
2000–2001 Miami Heat
2002 Las Vegas Slam
2002 Harlem Globetrotters
2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2002–2003 Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody
2003 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2003–2004 San Miguel Beermen
2004–2005 Los Angeles Stars
2005–2007 Orange County / Maywood Buzz
2007 Phoenix Flame
2008–2011 Maywood Buzz
Career highlights and awards

Cedric Z. Ceballos (born August 2, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. As a small forward, he played mostly for the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers, later finishing his National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.

Playing career[edit]

Ceballos attended college at Ventura College and later Cal State Fullerton.

His career highlights include winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest with a blindfolded dunk in 1992. He also led the NBA in field goal percentage (57.6) in 1992–93 with the Suns, who reached the NBA finals that year. He also led the Lakers in scoring in 1994–95 with a 21.7 average and made the All-Star team, but couldn't participate due to an injury. In the 1995–96 season, Ceballos again led the Lakers with a 21.2 average, notching the Lakers' first 50-point game in over 20 years in 1995.

In 2002, Ceballos signed with Israeli team Hapoel Tel Aviv, but was waived after a couple of games. Shortly after, he moved to Russia and was signed by BC Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody. He also played for the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

In late 2004, he signed with the Los Angeles Stars from the ABA. Ceballos later became employed by the Phoenix Suns as their in-arena emcee and host of a weekly webcast, "Nothin' but Net". He also hosted a morning music program for Phoenix, Arizona rhythm & blues radio station MEGA 104.3 FM.

In March 2007, the Phoenix Flame of the IBL announced the signing of Ceballos[1] for its inaugural season in the league, but he quickly moved behind the lines as an assistant coach the next month.[2]

Ceballos has toured with the "USA Legends". On June 19, 2011, the USA Legends defeated the Malaysian NBL All Star team 97-79, with Ceballos being the unofficial MVP of the game. A notable highlight of Ceballos' performance during the game was when he donned one of the Malaysian player's jerseys and played for the Malaysian team over a stretch of a few possessions, scoring a breakaway dunk during one of them.

Ceballos later became part owner of the American Basketball Association's Arizona Scorpions, and also played for the team.

Personal life[edit]

Ceballos has Mexican ancestry and was invited to play for the Mexico national basketball team in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[3]

In media[edit]

In 1997, Ceballos played himself on an episode of Living Single titled "High Anxiety".

Ceballos also worked on the album titled B-Ball's Best Kept Secret, a 1994 record featuring tracks of an array of early 1990s NBA players. He is featured on multiple tracks performing with hip-hop star Warren G on "Flow On" and later on the track "Ya Don't Stop" also featuring fellow NBA All-Star Dana Barros and rappers Grand Puba, Sadat X, AG and Diamond D.

Ceballos appeared along with Shawn Marion in the 30th season of The Amazing Race.[4]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
* Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1990–91 Phoenix 63 0 11.6 .487 .167 .663 2.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 8.2
1991–92 Phoenix 64 4 11.3 .482 .167 .736 2.4 0.8 0.3 0.2 7.2
1992–93 Phoenix 74 46 21.7 .576* .000 .725 5.5 1.0 0.7 0.4 12.8
1993–94 Phoenix 53 43 30.2 .535 .000 .724 6.5 1.7 1.1 0.4 19.1
1994–95 L.A. Lakers 58 54 35.0 .509 .397 .716 8.0 1.8 1.0 0.3 21.7
1995–96 L.A. Lakers 78 71 33.7 .530 .277 .804 6.9 1.5 1.2 0.3 21.2
1996–97 L.A. Lakers 8 8 34.9 .410 .238 .867 6.6 1.9 0.6 0.8 10.8
1996–97 Phoenix Suns 42 32 27.3 .464 .259 .737 6.6 1.2 0.7 0.4 15.3
1997–98 Phoenix Suns 35 16 17.9 .500 .300 .714 4.3 1.0 0.6 0.2 9.5
1997–98 Dallas 12 9 30.3 .478 .300 .770 6.0 2.1 0.9 0.7 16.9
1998–99 Dallas 13 5 27.1 .421 .393 .694 6.5 0.9 0.5 0.4 12.5
1999–00 Dallas 69 25 29.9 .446 .328 .843 6.7 1.3 0.8 0.3 16.6
2000–01 Detroit 13 0 12.8 .394 .275 .800 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.2 5.8
2000–01 Miami 27 0 14.6 .462 .333 .879 3.0 0.5 0.4 0.1 6.9
Career 609 313 24.2 .500 .309 .753 5.3 1.2 0.7 0.3 14.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991 Phoenix 3 0 8.0 .583 .333 1.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 5.3
1992 Phoenix 8 8 23.5 .550 .667 6.4 1.5 0.8 0.8 13.5
1993 Phoenix 16 3 11.6 .571 .727 2.3 0.8 0.3 0.4 6.0
1994 Phoenix 10 8 21.2 .462 .000 .833 4.4 0.8 0.8 0.2 10.1
1995 L.A. Lakers 10 10 34.0 .381 .360 .737 6.1 1.8 1.2 0.7 14.2
1996 L.A. Lakers 4 4 35.5 .484 .313 .917 8.3 1.3 1.0 0.3 19.0
1997 Phoenix 5 0 21.4 .333 .250 1.000 5.2 0.6 0.8 0.6 6.6
2001 Miami 3 0 5.0 .286 .500 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.7
Career 59 33 20.6 .466 .325 .743 4.5 1.1 0.7 0.4 9.8

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