Alonzo Gee

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Alonzo Gee
Alonzo Gee with Cavs (11-17-12).jpg
Gee in November 2012.
Houston Rockets
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-05-29) May 29, 1987 (age 27)
Riviera Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school William T. Dwyer
(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
College Alabama (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Austin Toros (D-League)
2010 Washington Wizards
2010 San Antonio Spurs
2010 Washington Wizards
20102014 Cleveland Cavaliers
2011 Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland)
2014–present Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Alonzo Gee (born May 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Born and raised in Riviera Beach, Florida, Gee attended the University of Alabama, where he played in the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team for four seasons.

Undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, Gee began his professional career with the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League (D-League) and signed with the NBA's Washington Wizards late in the 2009–10 season. The D-League awarded Gee as Rookie of the Year after the season. In the 2010–11 season, Gee played with the San Antonio Spurs and for a second stint with the Washington Wizards before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Gee played briefly with Polish Basketball League team Asseco Prokom Gdynia.

High school career[edit]

Gee was born and raised in Riviera Beach, Florida. He graduated from William T. Dwyer High School of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2005.[1][2] Gee led the Dwyer basketball team to Florida Class 5A titles in 2004 and 2005.[3] Gee was most valuable player of the 2004 Adidas Showcase national tournament and 2005 Florida Class 5A high school tournament. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel recognized Gee as boys' basketball Player of the Year in 2005.[3]

College career[edit]

Gee played four seasons of college basketball at the University of Alabama from the 2005–06 season until 2008–09 season and started over 70 games.[1]

On December 19, 2005, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) named Gee the Freshman of the Week for scoring 19 points, grabbing five rebounds, and making two steals in a game against Georgia Southern. Gee averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 31 games and scored in double digits in 11 games. He was named in the All-SEC Freshman Team.[3]

In his sophomore season (2006–07), Gee started in all 32 games of the season and averaged 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. After scoring 54.5% over three games (where he scored 12, 21, and 13 points), Gee was named MVP of the 2006 Paradise Jam Tournament.[1]

Gee again started all games in his junior season (2007–08) and was the only player in his team to do so. Over 33 games, Gee averaged 14.5 points and 5.2 rebounds.[1] Making 14 of 25 field goal attempts, Gee scored a career-high 32 points against Florida in the conference opener on January 8, 2008.[4] For the season, Gee was a second-team All-SEC selection.[3]

As a senior (2008–09), Gee averaged 15.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 32 games and again was a second-team all-SEC selection.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

Gee (right) of the Washington Wizards walks next to C. J. Miles of the Utah Jazz in a March 2010 game.

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, Gee was signed by the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Gee excelled in Austin, averaging 21 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. On March 7, 2010, Gee was signed to a 10-day contract by the Washington Wizards of the NBA.[5] Gee made his NBA debut on March 11 in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, scoring 2 points and grabbing 2 rebounds in 7 minutes of playing time. On March 16, Gee recorded his first career double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against the Denver Nuggets. The next day, he was rewarded with a second 10-day contract.[6] On March 26, Gee made his first NBA start against Charlotte Bobcats, replacing an injured Al Thornton, and responded by scoring a then career-high 19 points.[7]

After his second 10-day contract expired with the Wizards, on March 29, 2010, Gee signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.[8] The Spurs assigned him to the Austin Toros on April 8, 2010.

In April 2010, Gee was announced as the NBA Development League's Rookie of the Year for 2009–10 after averaging 21 points on 51% shooting (269-of-528) and 6.6 rebounds in 38.2 minutes per game in 36 contests for Austin.[9]

2010–11 season[edit]

Gee was waived by the San Antonio Spurs on November 16, 2010.[10] On November 22, he was signed again by the Washington Wizards.[11] He was waived by the Wizards on December 20,[12] then signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 28, 2010.[13]

Poland[edit]

During the 2011 NBA lockout, Gee joined Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Poland.[14] In November 2011, he left the team and returned to the United States. His coach, Tomas Pačėsas, said he had received a text message from Alonzo Gee, stating personal problems as the main reason for his departure.[15]

Houston Rockets (2014–present)[edit]

On July 11, 2014, Gee was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for future draft considerations.[16] Four days later, he was traded to the Houston Rockets.[17]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Washington 11 2 16.5 .475 .778 .621 3.0 0.6 0.6 0.1 7.4
2010–11 San Antonio 5 0 3.6 .333 .000 .000 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
2010–11 Washington 11 5 11.5 .444 .000 .667 2.0 0.5 0.6 0.0 2.9
2010–11 Cleveland 40 29 24.3 .462 .347 .800 3.9 0.8 0.8 0.4 7.4
2011–12 Cleveland 63 31 29.0 .412 .321 .788 5.1 1.8 1.3 0.3 10.6
2012–13 Cleveland 82 82 31.0 .410 .315 .795 3.9 1.6 1.3 0.4 10.3
2013–14 Cleveland 65 24 15.7 .415 .328 .705 2.3 0.7 0.6 0.2 4.0
Career 277 173 24.1 .420 .329 .773 3.6 1.2 1.0 0.3 7.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Alonzo Gee bio. Rolltide.com. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  2. ^ Rapoport, Ian R. (June 24, 2009). "Alabama's Alonzo Gee can't wait to see where his NBA future is". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Alonzo Gee bio". NBA. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Zenor, John (January 9, 2008). "Gators survive in SEC opener". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Wizards Sign Swingman Alonzo Gee to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 7, 2009. Archived from the original on 21 March 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Wizards Sign Gee to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 18, 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Bobcats – Recap – March 26, 2010 – ESPN
  8. ^ "Spurs Sign Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. March 29, 2010. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ NBA Development League: Austin's Alonzo Gee Named Rookie of the Year
  10. ^ "Spurs waive Alonzo Gee". spurs.com (San Antonio Spurs). November 16, 2010. Archived from the original on 18 November 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  11. ^ Wizards sign Alonzo Gee, waive Lester Hudson
  12. ^ Wizards Re-Sign Hudson; Waive Gee
  13. ^ http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/gee_101228.html
  14. ^ Caja Laboral sings Williams, Asseco Prokom grabs Gee
  15. ^ http://www.sport.pl/sport-trojmiasto/1,111907,10608152,Alonzo_Gee_uciekl_z_Gdyni__Asseco_Prokom_Gdynia_bez.html
  16. ^ Pelicans Acquire Alonzo Gee
  17. ^ Rockets Land Ariza & Valuable First Round Pick

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