Baston, with Maccabi Tel Aviv, in 2006.
|Born||May 29, 1976|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||H. Grady Spruce (Dallas, Texas)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|1998–2000||Quad City Thunder|
|2003–2006||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Maceo Demond Baston (born May 29, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Michigan. At a playing height of 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), and a playing weight of 230 pounds (104 kg), he played at the power forward position.
- 1 High school
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 NBA career statistics
- 5 References
- 6 External links
After graduating from Dallas' H. Grady Spruce High School, 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 season schedule, after Robert Traylor, Maurice Taylor, and Louis Bullock were found to have taken money from a Michigan booster.
Baston was drafted in the second round (58th overall), by the Chicago Bulls, in 1998, but he did not appear in any games for them. He then played for the Quad City Thunder in the CBA, where he was a CBA All-Star in 2000. After that, he played in Europe. He played in Italy (SC Montecatini), and in Spain (Joventut Badalona).
Maccabi Tel Aviv
After playing with the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Baston moved to the Israeli League club Maccabi Tel Aviv. While with Maccabi, Baston set the EuroLeague Final Four record for blocks in a game, with 6 versus Tau Ceramica, in the 2006 EuroLeague Semifinals.
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. He appeared in 47 games with the team, and averaged 3 points per game.
Return to Raptors
Return to Pacers
Despite having contract conversations with the Serbian club Partizan Belgrade, Baston instead signed with the Ukrainian club Budivelnyk Kyiv, on March 1, 2010. However, he only played in one game with the club, due to physical problems he was having at the time.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- "CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 1999-2000". USbasket. Eurobasket. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
- "Briefs: Maccabi TA goes for record-equaling third straight title". Israelinsider. 2006-04-30. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
- Raptors sign free agent Baston to 2-year, $3.8M deal July 11, 2007.
- Baston heading to Raptors after Pacers don't match offer sheet July 18, 2007.
- Detroit Pistons waive F Maceo Baston. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
- "Будивельник" подписал Масео Бастона Archived 2010-03-08 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian)
- Baston Finds a Sweet Life After Basketball
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