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Jamal Sampson

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Jamal Sampson
Free agent
Position Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1983-05-15) May 15, 1983 (age 33)
Inglewood, California
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
College California (2001–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Milwaukee Bucks
2003–2004 Los Angeles Lakers
2004–2005 Charlotte Hornets
2005–2006 Sacramento Kings
2006–2007 Denver Nuggets
2007 Skyliners Frankfurt
2007–2008 Liaoning Hunters
2008 Zain Club
2008 Dongguan Leopards
2009 Los Angeles Lightning
2009–2010 Samahang Basketbol
2010–2011 Shanxi Zhongyu
2011–2012 Texas Legends

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.[1] 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.

In 2009, he signed with the Smart Gilas developmental team in the Philippines, replacing C. J. Giles as the team’s candidate to be a naturalized player for future international competitions.[2]

Sampson later moved on to China, playing for the Liaoning Dinosaurs, Dongguan Leopards and Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons.[3]

In November 2011, Sampson was selected by the Texas Legends with the fifth pick in the NBA D-League Draft.[4] In early December 2011, Sampson joined the Boston Celtics for training camp.[5]

On December 22, 2011, the Celtics announced that they had waived Sampson.[6]

References

  1. ^ Jamal Sampson at NBA.com
  2. ^ Sampson signs contract with Smart Gilas - Business Mirror, 06 December 2009 21:36
  3. ^ Jon Pastuszek (2010-12-08). "Fujian to release Patrick O’Bryant, Shanxi adds Jamal Sampson". Niubball.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  4. ^ "2011 NBA D-League Draft". Nba.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  5. ^ Washburn, Gary (December 8, 2011). "Celtics invite 4 to training camp". Boston Globe. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Celtics Waive Sampson | Celtics.com - The official website of the Boston Celtics". Nba.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 

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