|Position||Center / Power forward|
May 15, 1983|
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|High school||Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2003–2004||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009||Los Angeles Lightning|
Jamal Wesley Sampson (born May 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player.
A power forward/center, Sampson is the cousin of the 1983 NBA draft's number one overall pick Ralph Sampson. He attended the University of California, Berkeley where he played only one season before being selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (47th overall) of the 2002 NBA draft. He was then was traded along with Ryan Humphrey to the Orlando Magic for Curtis Borchardt. The Magic then traded Sampson to the Milwaukee Bucks for Rashard Griffith.
After barely playing with the Bucks, Sampson was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in only 10 games. He was later selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the expansion draft in 2004, and signed as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings in 2005-2006. On July 28, 2006, Sampson signed with the Denver Nuggets and played a further 22 NBA games.
Sampson was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on October 22, 2007 during the NBA preseason.
On December 22, 2011, the Celtics announced that they had waived Sampson.
- Jamal Sampson at NBA.com
- Sampson signs contract with Smart Gilas - Business Mirror, 06 December 2009 21:36
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- "2011 NBA D-League Draft". Nba.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Washburn, Gary (December 8, 2011). "Celtics invite 4 to training camp". Boston Globe. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Celtics Waive Sampson | Celtics.com - The official website of the Boston Celtics". Nba.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- NBA.com profile
- NBA.com bio
- Jamal Sampson at Basketball-Reference.com
- College & NBA stats
- Cal Bears profile