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Michael Dickerson

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Michael Dickerson
Personal information
Born (1975-06-25) June 25, 1975 (age 43)
Greenville, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolFederal Way (Federal Way, Washington)
CollegeArizona (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1998–2010
PositionShooting guard
Number3, 8
Career history
1999Houston Rockets
19992003Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies
2009–2010Faymasa Palencia
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points3,257
Rebounds609
Assists553

Michael DeAngelo Dickerson (born (1975-06-25)June 25, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who was a member of the Houston Rockets and Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He is a cousin of former NBA guard David Wesley.[1] The 6 ft 5 in shooting guard was born in Greenville, South Carolina raised in Kent, Washington and Federal Way, Washington.[2]

Career[edit]

He played basketball at Decatur High School in his sophomore season followed by Federal Way High School in his junior and senior years. He went to college at the University of Arizona, where he won the 1997 national championship on a team with Mike Bibby, Jason Terry, and Miles Simon.

He was selected as the 14th overall pick by the Rockets in the 1998 NBA draft and played for them during the lockout-shortened 1999 NBA season, in which Dickerson led the league in games played (50), was sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.433), and was named to the All-Rookie 2nd Team. He was relunctantly traded in 1999[2][3] to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Vancouver's draft pick, Steve Francis, who had demanded a trade because he did not want to play for a Canadian team.

Dickerson played all 82 games for the Grizzlies in 1999–2000, averaging 18.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.41 steals per game. His scoring average fell to 16.3 points per game the following season. After the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, he played in just four and six games[4] over the next two seasons due to injuries. Dickerson was released by the Grizzlies on October 27, 2003[4] and prematurely retired due to severe hamstring and groin injuries from which he was unable to fully recover.[3] Dickerson was one of the few players in the history of the team that publicly expressed they enjoyed their time in Vancouver.[5]

In 2008, he attempted a comeback. Dickerson was invited to training camp by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but was waived on October 8, 2008.[6] He holds career NBA averages of 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in 212 contests.[3][4] During his retirement he traveled to India and Tibet.[7]

In 2009, Dickerson returned to basketball for one year as a member of Faymasa Palencia, playing in the second league of the Spanish basketball league system.[8] At the end of the season, he retired once more.

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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Houston 50 50 31.2 .465 .433 .639 1.7 1.9 0.5 0.2 10.9
1999–00 Vancouver 82 82 37.8 .436 .409 .830 3.4 2.5 1.4 0.5 18.2
2000–01 Vancouver 70 69 37.4 .417 .374 .763 3.3 3.3 0.9 0.4 16.3
2001–02 Memphis 4 4 31.0 .313 .381 .833 3.0 2.3 0.8 0.3 10.8
2002–03 Memphis 6 1 14.5 .417 .364 1.000 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.2 4.8
Career 212 206 35.3 .432 .402 .784 2.9 2.6 1.0 0.4 15.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999 Houston 4 4 20.5 .273 .375 .500 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.8 4.3
Career 4 4 20.5 .273 .375 .500 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.8 4.3

 

Personal[edit]

Dickerson is a father to two daughters. [9] [10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Dickerson Bio". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  2. ^ a b Michael Dickerson retires, published October 26, 2003
  3. ^ a b c Grizzlies G Dickerson to retire, published October 25, 2003
  4. ^ a b c "Dallas exec is country's assistant coach". Sports.espn.go.com. 2003-10-27. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  5. ^ "Hunting down Grizzlies, 10 years later". www.vancouversun.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  6. ^ "Cavaliers release deaf reserve center Allred". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  7. ^ "Trip to Tibet saves Cavs guard from funk". News-herald.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  8. ^ Un ex NBA para el Palencia Baloncesto.
  9. ^ Marty Burns (February 28, 2000). "Northwest Passage". www.si.com.
  10. ^ "Ex-NBA star". www.exnba.com. November 18, 2014.

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