Ashraf Amaya

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Ashraf Amaya
No. 18, 50
Forward
Personal information
Born (1971-11-23) November 23, 1971 (age 42)
Oak Park, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Walther Lutheran
(Melrose Park, Illinois)
College Southern Illinois (1989–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Pro career 1993–2004
Career history
1993 Kolejliler (Turkey)
1993–1994 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1994 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1994–1995 Ambelokipi (Greece)
1995–1996 Vancouver Grizzlies
1996–1997 Washington Bullets
1997–1998 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
1998–1999 Ducato Siena (Italy)
1999–2002 Maroussi (Greece)
2003–2004 Ülkerspor (Turkey)
2004 Dakota Wizards (CBA)
2004 Tenerife (Spain)
Career highlights and awards

Ashraf (Andrew) Amaya (born November 23, 1971) is a retired American basketball player.

Amaya attended Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year but he transferred to Walther Lutheran High School to finish his high school career. While at Walther, Amaya led the Broncos to a 3rd place finish in the 1988 Illinois High School Associaition playoffs. Amaya's number 50 jersey is retired at Walther. He played collegiately for the Southern Illinois University. Amaya then would appear for the Vancouver Grizzlies in their inaugural season (1995-96) and Washington Bullets (1996–97) in the NBA, playing a total of 85 games in those two seasons.[1]

Amaya played for the US national team in the 1998 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[2]

Amaya last played professionally for the Apollon Patras BC club in Greece in 2004. He also played for the Dakota Wizards of the NBDL, Alpella Istanbul in Turkey, Idaho Stampede in the CBA and Maroussi Athens in Greece with whom he won the Saporta Cup in 2001.[3]

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