|No. 31, 5, 4, 30|
|Power forward / Center|
June 24, 1968 |
|Nationality||American / Egyptian|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
(Bloomfield, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Pro playing career||1990–2000|
|1990–1992||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1995–1996||Papagou BC (Greece)|
|1996–1997||Omaha Racers (CBA)|
|1997–1998||Olympique Antibes (France)|
|1999–2000||Idaho Stampede (CBA)|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,465 (5.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||846 (3.3 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Abdelnaby is known for his infamous quote regarding Duke University's academic requirements: "The only way I can make five A's is when I sign my name."
Professional athletic career
He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association with the 25th pick of the 1990 NBA Draft, and he spent five years in the league, playing for Portland as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings. He was signed by the Golden State Warriors but he never played for that franchise.
After leaving the NBA, Abdelnaby also played for the Papagou BC (Greece) (1995–1996), the Omaha Racers (CBA) (1996–1997), Olympique Antibes (France) (1997–1998), and the Idaho Stampede (CBA) (1999–2000).
- 1990, June 27 – First round, 25th pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1990 NBA Draft
- 1992, July 1 – Traded for Milwaukee Bucks' rights to Tracy Murray
- 1992, December 4 – Traded for Boston Celtics' rights to Jon Barry
- 1994, July 26 – Free agent, signed by the Sacramento Kings
- 1995, March 21 – Released by the Sacramento Kings
- 1995, March 24 – Free agent, signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a 10-day contract
- 1995, April 3 – Re-signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a second 10-day contract
- 1995, April 12 – Released by the Philadelphia 76ers
- 1995, October 6 – Free agent, signed by the Golden State Warriors to a one-year contract
- 1995, October 18 – Released by the Golden State Warriors
Abdelnaby began broadcasting NBA games in Arabic in 1995 with Orbit Satellite Television. He has since worked for other Arabic channels and has moved over to broadcast in the United States.
He currently works for CBS Sports Network as a studio analyst, and performs color commentary duties for on-site games. He also does color-commentary for Dial Global Radio.
Abdelnaby currently is single and resides in New Jersey.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Who, Whom and Whoop in the N.C.A.A. Championship
- Bonk, Thomas. "NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Duke's Abdelnaby Is Driven Blue Devils", Los Angeles Times, 30 March 1990. Accessed August 11, 2008. "Playing for Coach Paul Palek at Bloomfield High School, [Alaa Abdelnaby] yearned for a chance at the NBA. Palek, now assistant principal at Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey, thought the sky was the limit for Abdelnaby."
- Alaa Abdelnaby, dukeupdate.com
- Career statistics @ Basketball-Reference.com
- Career statistics @ dukeupdate.com
- Alaa Abdelnaby, TheDraftReview.com
- Morris, Ron. "Finding the range", Saudi Aramco World, April 1990