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DeShawn Stevenson biography

Date of birth : 1981-04-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fresno, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-04
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, shooting guard for the Dallas Mavericks, NBA Draft

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DeShawn Stevenson is an American professional basketball player at shooting guard for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA.

Before his NBA career, he originally committed to play at the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, California, and was picked by the Utah Jazz with the 23rd selection of the 2000 NBA Draft. He is well known for his defense and his athleticism.

Career history:

2000–2004 Utah Jazz
2004–2006 Orlando Magic
2006–2010 Washington Wizards
2010–present Dallas Mavericks

Traded by Utah with a future second round draft pick to Orlando for Gordan Giricek (2/19/04)…Signed as a free agent by Washington (8/5/06)…Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Washington (7/16/07).

Enjoyed his career best season as a professional in 2007-08, when he connected on a career-high 158 three-point field goals, and averaged a career-high 3.1 assists per game…Registered career-high numbers in field goal percentage (.461) and three-point field goal percentage (.404) in 2006-07…At 19 years old, became the youngest player to ever play and start a game for Utah.

2009-10:
In 64 games (18 starts) with DAL and WAS, averaged 2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 13.8 minutes while shooting 28.2% (46-163 FGs) from the floor, 21.8% (19-87 3FGs) from 3-point range and 71.4% (25-35 FTs) from the line…before being traded, averaged 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 15.5 minutes in 40 games (13 starts) for WAS…averaged 2.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 11.1 minutes in 24 games (5 starts) with DAL…10 points (4-6 FGs, 2-4 3FGs), 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 28 minutes vs. NJ (10/31/09)…5 minutes in Mavericks debut at OKC (2/16/10)…7 points (3-7 FGs, 1-2 3FGs), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 23 minutes vs. IND (2/22/10)…made 1st start with DAL vs. LAL (2/24/10) and posted 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 24 minutes…started 3 games between vs. MEM (4/7/10) and at SAC (4/10/10)…season-high 11 points (4-7 FGs, 3-4 3FGs), 2 rebounds and 22 minutes at LAC (4/12/10)…recorded 6 DNP-CDs with DAL.

2008-09:
Had the NBA’s second-longest streak of consecutive regular season games started (275), trailing only Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince, until volunteering to come off the bench to help the team (12/23 at CHA)…Was limited to 32 games due to a back injury…Scored a season-high 21 points and connected on a season-high five three-point field goals at NJN (12/2)…Had a season-high eight assists at NYK (11/22)…Missed 50 games due to lower back pain (1/2-1/28, 2/2-3/4) and herniated disc surgery (3/6-4/15).

PLAYOFFS:

Averaged a career playoff-high 12.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in six playoff games with Washington in 2008…Connected on 14-36 (.389) three-point field goal attempts during the 2008 Playoffs…Averaged 6.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in four games started for Washington vs. CLE in the 2007 NBA Playoffs…Also played in five playoff games prior to joining the Wizards…Has averaged 7.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15 career playoff games.

PERSONAL:

Has two sons, DeShawn Jr. and Londyn Taylor, and a daughter, Skye Christian…Mother and stepfather are Genice and Terry Popps, and has a half-brother, Tyler…Has joined Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld, as well as teammates Brendan Haywood, Andray Blatche, Nick Young, Dominic McGuire and JaVale McGee for the Wizards annual Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery, delivering toys, books, clothes, games and gift certificates to designated families in Washington, DC who needed help with the holidays…Hosted the first session in the “Real Talk with the Wizards” roundtable discussion series with young men from Youth Entrepreneurial Services, KIAMSHA Empowerment Organization and Woodland Terrace Community, and led a discussion focused on stereotypes…Has participated in the “Magic’s Thanksgiving Day” event at the Coalition for the Homeless…Averaged 30.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists as a senior at Washington Union High School in Fresno, California…Named First Team Parade All-America and Second Team All-USA Today Basketball Team…Starred in the 2000 McDonald’s All-American High School All-Star Game and scored a game-high 25 points…Also won the slam dunk contest at the event…Originally signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Kansas University, but opted for the NBA Draft…Resides in Ashburn, VA.

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