Francisco Elson life and biography

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Francisco Elson biography

Date of birth : 1976-02-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nationality : Dutch
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-12
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, center-forward for the Utah Jazz, NBA Draft

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Francisco Elson is a Dutch professional basketball player of Surinamese descent. At 7' 0" (2.13 m) and weighing 235 lbs (107 kg), he currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. Elson is the seventh Dutch player in the NBA.

Career history:

FC Barcelona (1999–2001)
Pamesa Valencia (2001–2002)
Caja San Fernando (2002–2003)
Denver Nuggets (2003–2006)
San Antonio Spurs (2006–2008)
Seattle SuperSonics (2008)
Milwaukee Bucks (2008–2010)
Utah Jazz (2010-present)

Drafted by Denver in the second round (41st overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft … signed with Denver 9/5/03 ... signed as a restricted free agent with San Antonio on 8/2/06 ... traded to Seattle (along with Brent Barry) from San Antonio on 2/20/08 in exchange for Kurt Thomas ... signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 8/14/08 ... Traded by the Bucks to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with Jodie Meeks, in exchange for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a second-round pick on 2/18/10 ... Signed as a free agent by the Utah Jazz on 9/15/10.

Appeared in a total of 12 games (no starts) with Philadelphia and Milwaukee ... Played in 11 games with the Bucks (no starts), averaging 0.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.6 minutes ... Underwent surgery for a sports hernia on 1/29 ... Traded to Philadelphia on 2/18 ... Continued to recover from surgery before returning to appear in one game for the 76ers, scoring two points in four minutes vs. Milwaukee (4/9).

2008-09 :
Closed out his sixth season in the NBA and first in Milwaukee by averaging 3.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 59 games (23 starts) … shot a career-best 84.6 percent from the free throw line … led the team in blocks 17 times, rebounds eight times and steals six times … notched a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds while adding a career-high five steals along with two blocks and two assists in a season-high 35 minutes against Sacramento on 1/24 … totaled seven points, nine rebounds and one block against Minnesota on 1/26 … tallied eight points and added five rebounds, four blocks and two steals at Detroit on 2/17 … scored the 1,500th point of his career 2/20 against Cleveland while finishing with 10 points, six rebounds, one block and one steal … blocked four shots in 24 minutes against Boston on 3/15 … missed three games with a right hip flexor strain … was inactive for five games and had 15 DNP-CDs.


Played two seasons at Kilgore (Texas) Junior College before completing his college career at California … appeared in 59 games for the Golden Bears over two seasons, starting 42 times … finished seventh all-time on the school's blocked shots list with 64 … helped lead Cal to the NIT Championship as a senior … averaged 5.4 ppg and 4.8 rpg in his two seasons in Berkeley.


Full name is Francisco Marinho Robby Elson … parents are from Suriname … is fluent in Dutch, Spanish, German, South American Suriname and English … the seventh Dutch player in NBA history and the first Dutch national to win an NBA Championship (San Antonio 2007) … in July of 2007 was presented with the Faas Wilkes Award in his hometown of Rotterdam (the award is named after a famous Dutch soccer player and is the highest honor the city can bestow upon an athlete).

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