Drew Gooden life and biography

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Drew Gooden biography

Date of birth : 1981-09-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oakland, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-11
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Bucks, NBA Draft

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Drew Gooden is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. Gooden is a 6'10", 250 lbs. power forward who played collegiately at the University of Kansas.

Career history:

Memphis Grizzlies (2002–2003)
Orlando Magic (2003–2004)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004–2008)
Chicago Bulls (2008–2009)
Sacramento Kings (2009)
San Antonio Spurs (2009)
Dallas Mavericks (2009-2010)
Los Angeles Clippers (2010)
Milwaukee Bucks (2010-present)

Selected by Memphis in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft ... signed with Memphis on 7/2/02 ... Traded from Memphis to Orlando along with Gordan Giricek for Mike Miller, Ryan Humphrey, a 2003 first-round draft choice and a 2004 second-round draft choice on 2/19/03 … traded from Orlando to Cleveland along with Steven Hunter and the draft rights to Anderson Varejao for Tony Battie and two future second-round draft picks on 7/23/04 … traded from Cleveland to Chicago along with Shannon Brown, Larry Hughes and Cedric Simmons for Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and a future second round pick on 2/21/08 … traded by Chicago to Sacramento along with Andrés Nocioni, Cedric Simmons and Michael Ruffin for Brad Miller and John Salmons on 2/18/09 … waived by Sacramento on 3/2/09 ... signed with San Antonio as a free agent on 3/5/09 ... signed by Dallas as a free agent on 7/30/09 ... traded by Dallas to Washington with Quinton Ross, Josh Howard and James Singleton for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson on 2/13/10 ... traded from Washington to the L.A. Clippers on 2/17/10 in a three-team deal in exchange for Al Thornton (Washington) and Sebastian Telfair (Cleveland). Cleveland also received forward Antawn Jamison from Washington and the Wizards received center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first round pick and the rights to Emir Preldzic from Cleveland ... signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 7/8/10.

CAREER 2009-10:

With Dallas and the Clippers appeared in 70 games, starting 33 ... started 22 of 24 games with Clippers and averaged 10.9 points and 7.7 rebounds in 25.1 minutes ... finished the season ranked 15th in the NBA in free throw percentage (.861) ... had 19 double-doubles and finished season with six double-doubles in last 11 games ... became eighth player in Clippers history to record 20+ points and 20+ rebounds in a game on 3/23/10 ... led Clippers in scoring three times, rebounds 10 times and scored in double-figures 20 times with L.A ... (Dallas): Appeared in 46 games for Dallas, starting 11 and averaging 8.9 ppg and 6.9 rpg ... (Washington): Did not appear in a game with Wizards, traded to Clippers as part of three-team trade on 2/17/10 ... (L.A. Clippers): 2/20 vs. SAC, with team but DND for 1st game with Clippers...2/22/10 vs. CHA, made Clippers debut and had 10 pts (4-9 FG, 2-2 FT) and nine rebounds.


Finished three-year career at Kansas as only the second player (Danny Manning) to record at least 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 steals in school history … averaged 15.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 steals in 98 games … named First Team All-America by The Associated Press, Sporting News, and Basketball Times … named Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (AP and coaches) … named NABC Co-National Player of the Year, Basketball America Player of the Year and NCAA Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player … also named Big 12 All-Defensive Team, ESPN The Magazine's Power Forward of the Year and Pete Newell Big Man of the Year … led Kansas to the Final Four as a junior, averaging 19.8 points (first in Big 12) and 11.4 rebounds (fourth in nation) … set a team and Big 12 single-season record with 25 double-doubles as a junior … his 734 points and 423 rebounds rank him sixth and second, respectively, on Kansas' single-season lists … led the Jayhawks in scoring 20 times and in rebounding on 28 occasions in 37 games … as a sophomore was named First Team All-Big 12 by AP and Second Team All-Big 12 by the coaches … led Kansas in scoring (15.8) and rebounding (8.4) … named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by AP as a freshman … led Kansas in rebounding (7.5) … recorded a KU freshman record nine double-doubles … Most Outstanding Player at the Great Alaska Shootout


Full name is Andrew Melvin Gooden…Was nicknamed "The Truth" in college … opened the Drew Gooden Reading and Learning Center at Cleveland's East End Neighborhood House (September, 2005) … won the NBA Community Assist Award (October, 2005) … named the Al Lerner Community Service Award winner at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards (February, 2006) … has been named among professional athletes as "Good Guys in Sports" by The Sporting News on three occasions … his father, Andrew Gooden, played basketball in Finland … plays the piano.

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