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Lou Amundson biography

Date of birth : 1982-12-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Ventura, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-28
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Clippers, NBA Draft

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Lou Amundson is an American professional basketball player with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association - NBA. He has played in the NBA D-League and was named D-League Rookie of the Year in 2006.

NBA CAREER :

Was not drafted in the 2006 NBA Draft ... Signed with the Sacramento Kings on July 8, 2006...Waived by the Kings on October 26, 2006 ... Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Utah Jazz on February 5, 2007 ... Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Philadelphia 76ers on March 8, 2007 and then signed for the remainder of the season ... Signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on March 8, 2007 ... Signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on September 13, 2010 ... Enters 2010-11 owning career averages of 4.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.0 minutes (182 regular-season games over four seasons with Utah, Philadelphia and Phoenix) ... Has appeared in 18 career playoff games, averaging 2.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 11.3 minutes.

2009-10 :
Appeared in 79 games, averaging 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 14.8 minutes while shooting 55.1% from the field … Set new career-highs in nearly every major statistical category, including points, rebounds, field goal percentage and minutes … Played 20-plus minutes 14 times, averaging 9.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.14 blocks and 22.1 minutes in those contests … Scored 10-plus points 11 times … Scored a career-high tying 20 points vs. Minnesota (3/16) … Grabbed 10-plus rebounds four times … Registered two double-doubles, both of the point/rebound variety … Appeared in all 16 of the Suns playoff games, averaging 2.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.1 minutes.

2008-09 :
Appeared in 76 games, averaging 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.7 minutes while shooting 53.6% from the field ... Scored 10-plus points six times ... Scored a career-high tying 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds and four blocks vs. Toronto (2/27) ... Grabbed five-or-more rebounds 20 times ... Collected a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Indiana (1/7) ... Recorded one double-double ... Was the team’s winner of the 2009 Dan Majerle Hustle Award in his first season with the Suns.

2007-08 :
Appeared in 16 games, averaging 1.1 points in 4.0 minutes per game ... Appeared in two playoff games, averaging 2.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 5.0 minutes ... Played in the 2008 NBA Summer League for the Golden State Warriors, averaging 6.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 17.6 minutes in five games (all starts).

2006-07 :
Appeared in one game with the Utah Jazz ... Appeared in 10 games with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 1.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 8.7 minutes ... Appeared in 25 games for the Colorado 14ers, averaging 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.48 blocks in 25.2 minutes ... Was named the 2006-07 D-League Rookie of the Year despite being called up to the NBA halfway through the season ... Named to the 2006-07 All-NBA D-League First Team ... Ranked 5th in the D-League in blocks per game, 8th in field goal percentage (.562) and 9th in rebounds per game.

COLLEGE :
Played four seasons at UNLV, averaging 7.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.00 blocks in 120 career games (68 starts) … Finished collegiate career ranked 7th in school history in blocks (120) and 11th in rebounding ... Shot better than .500 from the field in each of his four season and posted 15 career double-doubles ... Was the first player in Mountain West Conference history to record multiple games with 20-plus points and 20-plus rebounds ... Appeared in 29 games as a senior (2005-06), averaging 14.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.10 steals and 1.30 blocks in 28.1 minutes ... Earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors and All-District accolades as a senior ... Scored 20-or-more points seven times as a senior, including a career-high 25 points at Oklahoma State (11/30) ... Appeared in 30 games as a junior (2004-05), averaging 7.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.00 steals and 1.40 blocks in 24.2 minutes ... Earned honorable mention for All-Mountain West Conference team as a junior ... Appeared in 31 games as a sophomore (2003-04), averaging 4.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16.1 minutes ... Sat out the the 2002-03 season with a medical redshirt ... Appeared in 30 games as a freshman (2001-02), averaging 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.5 minutes.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Louis Gabriel Amundson...Nickname is "Lou"...Son of Dave Amundson and Eloise Berg...Has one sister, Alena...Named to the All-Mountain West Conference Academic team in each of his four years at UNLV ... Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy ... Currently working on a second degree in finance ... Played alongside Ron Artest, Kevin Martin and Ronnie Price at the annual Wheelchair Charities celebrity basketball game at Madison Square Garden in 2006, raising funds to benefit paraplegic and quadriplegic patients ... Spends free time drawing and painting ... Enjoys watching college football...Wears size 15 shoes.


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