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Gary Neal biography

Date of birth : 1984-10-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-28
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, NBA Draft

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Gary Neal is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. He is from Aberdeen, Maryland. He is also a former Towson Tigers and La Salle Explorers basketball star. He is 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall and weighs 95 kg (210 lb). Neal is considered a combo guard.

Career history

Pınar Karşıyaka (2007–2008)
AXA FC Barcelona (2008)
Benetton Treviso (2008–2010)
Unicaja Málaga (2010)
San Antonio Spurs (2010–present)

Has spent the past three seasons playing overseas in Italy, Spain and Turkey … played on the Spurs 2010 Summer League team … led the team in scoring, averaging 16.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 25.8 minutes while shooting .500 (30-60) from the field and .500 (17-34) from beyond the arc in five games.

Split the season playing for Benetton Treviso in Italy and Unicaja Malaga in Spain … in Italian League play appeared in 22 games, averaging 19.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 32.9 minutes while shooting .628 (108-172) from two-point range, .371 (49-132) from three-point range and .800 (64-80) from the foul line … saw action in 11 Eurocup games, averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 32.2 minutes … completed the season playing in 10 games for Unicaja Malaga in the Spanish ACB League … averaged 12.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 19.9 minutes while shooting .571 (28-49) from two-point range, .408 (20-49) from three-point range and .588 (10-17) from the foul line.

Started his college career at La Salle before transferring to Towson for his final two years … averaged 25.3 points as a senior (fourth in the nation) … earned All-CAA First Team honors as a senior and All-CAA Second Team honors his junior season … was the All-Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2003 and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team in 2003 and 2004 … in 49 games at Towson, averaged 25.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.55 steals … set Towson’s single season scoring record with 810 points as a senior … in two seasons at LaSalle, saw action in 57 games, averaging 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists … is one of only three players in NCAA history to score 1,000 or more points at two different schools (1,254 – Towson and 1,041 – LaSalle).

Career highlights and awards

Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Award (2003)
All CAA selection (2007)
All-Eurocup Second Team (2009)
All-Italian League Team (2010)


Led Aberdeen High School to a 21-4 record and a Maryland State Class A championship his junior year … scored the game-winning basket … transferred to Calvert Hall for his senior season … the people he most admires are his parents ... favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... favorite musician is Jay-Z ... favorite meal is a cheeseburger at TGI Friday’s ... most memorable experience to date was winning the Class A state championship while at Aberdeen High ... the youngest of three boys in the family ... son of Gordon and Janet Neal.

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