Alonzo Gee

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Alonzo Gee
Alonzo Gee with Cavs (11-17-12).jpg
Gee during his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers
No. 1 – Denver Nuggets
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 career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Austin Toros (D-League)
2010 Washington Wizards
2010 San Antonio Spurs
2010 →Austin Toros (D-League)
2010 Washington Wizards
20102014 Cleveland Cavaliers
2011 Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland)
2014–present Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Gee began his professional career with the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League before signing with the Washington Wizards in March 2010. He was later named the 2010 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year. In 2010–11, Gee played with the San Antonio Spurs and again with the Washington Wizards before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Gee played briefly with Asseco Gdynia of the Polish Basketball League.

High school career[edit]

Gee attended William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he led them to Class 5A state titles in 2004 and 2005. As a junior in 2003–04, he averaged 15 points and seven rebounds per game as he earned All-State Tournament team and honorable mention All-State honors. He was also awarded the Most Valuable Player of the 2004 Adidas Showcase national tournament.[1]

On November 16, 2004, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for the University of Alabama.[2]

As a senior in 2004–05, he averaged 21.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as was named the Class 5A State Tournament Most Valuable Player and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year. He also earned all-state first team honors.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Alabama, Gee was named to the All-SEC Freshman team after averaging 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 31 games.[1]

In his sophomore season, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the Paradise Jam Tournament after scoring 12 points against Middle Tennessee, 21 points against Iowa and 13 points against Xavier while shooting 54.5 percent from the field in three games as the Tide won the tournament championship. In 32 games (all starts), he averaged 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.[1]

In his junior season, he scored his 1,000th career point against Tennessee on January 29, 2008. He earned All-Tournament team honors at the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic. He was also named to the All-SEC Preseason second team by the league's coaches. In 33 games (all starts), he averaged 14.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.[1]

In his senior season, he was named to the All-SEC second team after averaging 15.0 points and 7.2 rebounds in 32 games.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Austin Toros[edit]

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

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Gee joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2009 NBA Summer League. On September 27, 2009, he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[4] However, he was later waived by the Timberwolves on October 6, 2009. On November 5, 2009, he was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2009 NBA D-League draft by the Austin Toros. In 36 games (35 starts) for the Toros, he averaged 21.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.[5]

Washington Wizards[edit]

On March 7, 2010, Gee signed a 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards.[5] Four days later, he made his NBA debut in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, recording two points and two rebounds in seven minutes of action. On March 18, 2010, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Wizards.[6]

San Antonio Spurs[edit]

After his second 10-day contract expired with the Wizards, on March 29, 2010, Gee signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[7] On April 8, 2010, he was assigned to the Austin Toros.[8] On April 17, 2010, he was named the 2010 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year.[9] Six days later, he was recalled by the Spurs.[10]

In July 2010, he joined the Spurs for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On November 16, 2010, he was waived by the Spurs just nine games into the season.[11]

Return to Washington[edit]

On November 22, 2010, Gee signed with the Washington Wizards, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[12] On December 20, 2010, he was waived by the Wizards after just 11 games.[13]

Cleveland Cavaliers[edit]

On December 28, 2010, Gee signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[14]

On August 28, 2011, he signed with Asseco Gdynia of Poland for the duration of the NBA lockout.[15] In November 2011, he parted ways with Asseco Gdynia and returned to the United States citing personal reasons.[16] In December 2011, following the conclusion of the lockout, he re-joined the Cavaliers.[17]

On June 30, 2012, the Cavaliers extended a $2.7 million qualifying offer to Gee, thereby making him a restricted free agent.[18] On September 10, 2012, he re-signed with the Cavaliers on a three-year, $9.75 million deal.[19]

Denver Nuggets[edit]

On July 11, 2014, Gee was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for future draft considerations.[20] Four days later, he was traded to the Houston Rockets.[21]

On September 17, 2014, Gee was traded, along with Scotty Hopson, to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Jason Terry and two future second-round draft picks.[22] On September 25, 2014, he was waived by the Kings.[23]

On September 30, 2014, Gee signed with the Denver Nuggets.[24]

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 .6 .6 .1 7.4
2010–11 San Antonio 5 0 3.6 .333 .000 .000 .6 .0 .0 .4 .4
2010–11 Washington 11 5 11.5 .444 .000 .667 2.0 .5 .6 .0 2.9
2010–11 Cleveland 40 29 24.3 .462 .347 .800 3.9 .8 .8 .4 7.4
2011–12 Cleveland 63 31 29.0 .412 .321 .788 5.1 1.8 1.3 .3 10.6
2012–13 Cleveland 82 82 31.0 .410 .315 .795 3.9 1.6 1.3 .4 10.3
2013–14 Cleveland 65 24 15.7 .415 .328 .705 2.3 .7 .6 .2 4.0
Career 277 173 24.1 .420 .329 .773 3.6 1.2 1.0 .3 7.9

Personal[edit]

Gee is the son of Darlene Gee, and has two older siblings, Lorenzo and Angela.[1][25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Alonzo Gee Bio". RollTide.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alabama Signs Four Men's Basketball Players". RollTide.com. November 16, 2004. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alonzo Gee Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 27, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Wizards Sign Swingman Alonzo Gee to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 7, 2010. Archived from the original on March 21, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Wizards Sign Gee to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 18, 2010. Archived from the original on March 22, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Spurs Sign Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. March 29, 2010. Archived from the original on April 4, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Alonzo Gee Assigned To Austin Toros". NBA.com. April 8, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Austin's Alonzo Gee Named Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. April 17, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Spurs Recall Alonzo Gee and Curtis Jerrells". NBA.com. April 23, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Spurs Waive Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. November 16, 2010. Archived from the original on November 19, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Wizards sign Alonzo Gee, waive Lester Hudson". ESPN.com. November 22, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Wizards Bring Back Point Guard Lester Hudson; Swingman Alonzo Gee Waived". NBA.com. December 20, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. December 28, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Asseco Prokom Gdynia signs Alonzo Gee". Sportando.com. August 28, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Alonzo Gee leaves Asseco Prokom Gdynia via text message". Sportando.com. November 8, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Cavaliers Announce 2011-12 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. December 9, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Cavs make RFA offer to Alonzo Gee". ESPN.com. June 30, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Cavaliers sign Alonzo Gee". ESPN.com. September 10, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Pelicans Acquire Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. July 11, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Rockets Land Ariza & Valuable First Round Pick". NBA.com. July 15, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Kings Acquire Gee, Hopson and Trade Exception from Houston in Exchange for Jason Terry and Pair of Second Round Draft Picks". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Kings Waive Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. September 25, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  24. ^ Denver Nuggets Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster
  25. ^ Reed, Tom (March 11, 2012). "Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee continuing a slow and steady rise in the NBA". Cleveland.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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