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May 7, 1976 |
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Groveport Madison
|College||Penn State (1995–1999)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
Calvin Lawrence Booth (born May 7, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player.
Calvin Booth attended Penn State University after starring at Groveport Madison High School in Ohio. As a junior, he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. As a senior, he was a second team All-Big Ten Conference pick. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Penn State in 1998.
Booth was drafted by the Wizards in the second round (35th overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft. He has played for the Wizards, the Dallas Mavericks, the Seattle SuperSonics and the Milwaukee Bucks throughout his NBA career, averaging 4.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. During the 2006–07 NBA season, he played for the Washington Wizards again, providing play from off the bench and starting occasionally. On September 10, 2007 Booth signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Booth's career highlight came in Game 5 of the 2001 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz. Booth got free for a layup with 9.8 seconds remaining to give Dallas an 84–83 lead and a 3–2 series victory; the Mavericks' first since the 1988 Western Conference semifinals against Denver.
NBA career statistics
|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|
Calvin Booth is married to Kiesha Booth and they have four children.
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