Byron Houston

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Byron Houston
No. 21, 35
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1969-11-22) November 22, 1969 (age 45)
Watonga, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Star Spencer (Spencer, Oklahoma)
College Oklahoma State (1988–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1992–2001
Career history
19921994 Golden State Warriors
1994–1995 Seattle SuperSonics
1995–1996 Sacramento Kings
1996–1997 León Caja España (Spain)
1997–1998 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1998 VVS Samara (Russia)
1998–1999 SSA Trefl Sopot (Poland)
1999 Joventut Badalona (Spain)
1999–2001 St. Louis Swarm (IBL)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 835 (3.9 ppg)
Rebounds 648 (3.0 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Byron Dwight Houston (born November 22, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'5", 250-pound power forward, he played collegiately for Oklahoma State University and was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (27th overall) of the 1992 NBA Draft. In an NBA career that lasted four seasons, Houston played for the Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings. He then played in the PBA[1] in 1997.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2006, Houston was removed from a children's basketball camp in Oklahoma because he was registered as a sex offender in that state.[2]

On June 13, 2007, Houston was arrested on counts of indecent exposure, engaging in a lewd act and driving with a canceled license.[3] On September 16, 2007, he was sentenced to four years in prison for violating probation stemming from this offense. Defense witnesses have claimed that Houston suffers from bipolar disorder and other conditions.[4]

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