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Hassan Whiteside biography

Date of birth : 1989-06-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-31
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, power forward for the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft

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Hassan Whiteside is an American basketball power forward and center for the Sacramento Kings. He was drafted 33rd to the Kings in the 2010 NBA Draft. He played college basketball for the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Selected by Sacramento as an undergraduate out of Marshall with the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft … Signed a contract with the Kings (7/8/10) … Is the fourth freshman selected in the last four drafts by Sacramento (Spencer Hawes in 2007, Tyreke Evans in 2009, and DeMarcus Cousins in 2010) … Joins current Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni (20th overall in 1973) as the only players from Marshall drafted by the Kings franchise … Is the 14th player in team history to don jersey No. 33 (last was Keon Clark in 2002-03).

2010 NBA Las Vegas Summer League:
Averaged 6.8 ppg (.439 FG%, .417 FT%), 5.0 rpg, and 2.33 bpg in starting all six games … Scored in double-figures twice … Ranked fourth in the LVSL in blocked shots, leading the Kings contingent in that category … Contributed five points (2-5 FG, 1-4 FT), five rebounds, one steal, and five blocks vs. Detroit (7/12) … Netted 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, one steal, and three blocks against Toronto (7/16) … Contributed 10 points (5-9 FG), four rebounds, one steal, and three blocks vs. Chicago (7/17).

2009-10 :
Averaged 13.1 ppg (.524 FG%, 3-5 3pt, .588 FT%), 8.9 rpg, 5.35 bpg, and 26.1 mpg in 34 contests as a freshman at Marshall … Named the Conference USA Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year after setting school records for single-season and career blocked shots (182), leading the nation while finishing with the second-most blocks ever by a freshman and fourth-highest total in Division I annals—trailing only David Robinson (207 blocks for Navy in 1985-86), Mickell Gladness (196 blocks in 2006-07 for Alabama A&M), and Shawn James (196 blocks for Northeastern in 2005-06) … Earned AP Honorable Mention and Sporting News Second-Team All-American honors, Second Team All Conference USA, Conference USA All-Freshman Team, and Second Team NABC All-District 11 accolades … Led the NCAA with three triple-doubles … Fouled out only once and carried a respectable 2.2-to-1 block to foul ratio … Swatted at least three shots in 32 games and on 20 occasions blocked five or more attempts … Became the first freshman in league history to record a triple-double, registering 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-1 FT), 14 rebounds, and tying a conference record with 11 blocks vs. Brecia (12/16/09) … Netted 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 FT) to accompany 14 rebounds and 10 blocks at Central Florida (1/13/10) … Encored in the subsequent matchup against UCF with a Division-1 leading third triple-double, posting 14 points (3-6 FG, 8-15 FT), 11 rebounds, and a school and conference record 13 blocks (2/27/10) … Nearly tallied a triple-double with 14 points (7-10 FG), a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and nine rejections at Ohio (11/28/09) … Scored a career-high 22 points (9-12 FG, 4-6 FT) complemented by eight rebounds and seven blocked shots vs. Memphis (1/27/10).

Career highlights and awards:
2010 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year
2010 C-USA Freshman of the Year
2010 Second Team All-Conference USA
2010 Sporting News Second Team All-Freshman


Full name is Hassan Niam Whiteside
Son of Debbie Whiteside and Hassan Arbubakrr
Father played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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