Calvin Booth

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Calvin Booth
Calvin Booth KeyArena.jpg
No. 52
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1976-05-07) May 7, 1976 (age 38)
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Groveport Madison
(Groveport, Ohio)
College Penn State (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Washington Wizards
Pro playing career 1999–2009
Career history
19992001 Washington Wizards
2001 Dallas Mavericks
20012004 Seattle SuperSonics
2004–2005 Dallas Mavericks
2005 Milwaukee Bucks
20052007 Washington Wizards
2007–2008 Philadelphia 76ers
2008–2009 Minnesota Timberwolves
2009 Sacramento Kings
Booth (right) defending against Yao Ming

Calvin Lawrence Booth (born May 7, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

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.

NBA career[edit]

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.[1]

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[2] and a 3–2 series victory; the Mavericks' first since the 1988 Western Conference semifinals against Denver.

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
1999–00 Washington 11 0 13.0 .348 .000 .714 2.9 .6 .3 1.3 3.8
2000–01 Washington 40 22 16.0 .440 .000 .733 4.4 .6 .4 2.0 4.5
2000–01 Dallas 15 7 19.5 .548 .000 .606 4.8 1.3 .8 2.0 7.5
2001–02 Seattle 15 15 18.6 .427 .000 .958 3.6 1.1 .4 .9 6.2
2002–03 Seattle 47 0 12.2 .437 .000 .723 2.3 .3 .2 .7 2.9
2003–04 Seattle 71 35 17.0 .466 .000 .798 3.9 .4 .2 1.4 4.9
2004–05 Dallas 34 1 7.7 .430 .000 .875 1.7 .1 .3 .5 2.4
2004–05 Milwaukee 17 0 11.1 .517 .000 .750 2.9 .2 .2 .7 2.5
2005–06 Washington 33 2 7.6 .426 .500 .556 1.6 .4 .3 .3 1.4
2006–07 Washington 44 1 8.6 .470 .500 .600 1.8 .4 .1 .7 1.6
2007–08 Philadelphia 31 0 6.6 .333 .000 .600 1.2 .3 .2 .6 .8
2008–09 Minnesota 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 Sacramento 7 0 7.9 .500 .000 .750 1.4 .0 .1 .3 2.3
Career 366 83 12.2 .451 .222 .748 2.8 .4 .3 .9 3.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Dallas 10 0 13.7 .405 .000 .889 2.8 .2 .7 .6 3.8
2006–07 Washington 1 0 18.0 .667 .000 .000 4.0 1.0 1.0 .0 4.0
Career 11 0 14.1 .425 .000 .889 2.9 .3 .7 .6 3.8

Personal[edit]

Calvin Booth is married to Kiesha Booth and they have four children.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nuggets send Evans to Philadelphia for Hunter, Jones; Sixers also sign free agent Booth, published September 10, 2007
  2. ^ PRO BASKETBALL; The Mavericks' Comeback Kids Stop the Jazz

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