Awvee Storey

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Awvee Storey
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1977-04-18) April 18, 1977 (age 37)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Proviso West (Hillside, Illinois)
College Illinois (1997–1998)
Arizona State (1999–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro career 2002–2010
Career history
2002–2003 Seoul Samsung Thunders (South Korea)
2003–2004 Seoul SK Knights (South Korea)
2004 Trotamundos de Carabobo (Venezuela)
2004 New Jersey Nets
2004–2005 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
2005 Wonju TG Xers (South Korea)
2005–2006 Washington Wizards
2006–2007 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2007 Phantoms Braunschweig (Germany)
2007–2008 Milwaukee Bucks
2008–2009 Liaoning Hunters (China)
2009 New Zealand Breakers (New Zealand)
2010 Barangay Ginebra Kings (Philippines)

Awvee Storey (born April 18, 1977) is an former American professional basketball player. He played the shooting guard/small forward position. He is also the foster older brother of actress Chloe Bennet.

High school career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Storey did not play his first full year of basketball until his senior year at Proviso West High School. He was named to the All-State team in Illinois that year. He then signed with Tennessee out of high school, but ultimately decided to attend New Hampton Prep in 1996–97, averaging 30 points and 12 boards.

College career[edit]

Storey played his freshman season at the University of Illinois before transferring to Arizona State University, sitting out the 1998–99 season.

Storey was one of the top rebounders in the Pac-10, at only 6–6. He made an immediate impact and gave the young squad some veteran leadership despite being only a sophomore. Blessed with excellent athletic ability, Storey was able to defend guards, forwards and, when necessary, a center. He posted 16 double-doubles in his 85-game career. In 2000–01, he earned Pac-10 Honorable Mention honours, after posting career-highs in points (13.1) and rebounds (9.1), the latter a conference best.

Storey earned his bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with concentrations in communications and sociology at ASU. In the summer of 2001, he worked for Fox Sports Arizona as a production department intern.

NBA career[edit]

Awvee played in the NBA from 2004 to 2008. He played with the New Jersey Nets from 2004 to 2005, the Washington Wizards from 2005 to 2006, and the Milwaukee Bucks from 2007 to 2008.

On December 21, 2006, as a member of the NBA Development League's Dakota Wizards, Martynas Andriuškevičius sustained a serious head injury when he was punched by teammate Awvee Storey in an altercation during practice in Bismarck, North Dakota. The center suffered a fractured skull, severe concussion, and a two-centimeter hematoma (bruise) on the left side of his brain. Doctors initially thought it would be months before he could speak, but he was able to within a month, and stated his desire to play basketball within a year.[1] Storey was suspended indefinitely.[2][3] Days later he had his contract terminated and he was dismissed from the league.[4] Andriuškevičius did not wish to pursue charges.[2][3][4]

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
2004–05 New Jersey 9 0 3.6 .300 .500 .500 .6 .1 .0 .0 .9
2005–06 Washington 25 1 4.6 .390 .429 .571 .9 .2 .1 .0 1.7
2007–08 Milwaukee 26 0 10.0 .438 .000 .483 2.1 .6 .3 .0 3.5
Career 60 1 6.8 .414 .250 .511 1.4 .4 .2 .0 2.4

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