Cedric Ceballos

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Cedric Ceballos
No. 23, 1
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1969-08-02) August 2, 1969 (age 44)
Maui, Hawaii
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Dominguez (Compton, California)
College Ventura (1986–1988)
Cal State Fullerton (1988–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Career history
19901994 Phoenix Suns
19941997 Los Angeles Lakers
19971998 Phoenix Suns
19982000 Dallas Mavericks
2000 Detroit Pistons
2000–2001 Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards

Cedric Z. Ceballos (born August 2, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. As a small forward, he played most notably for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, later finishing his NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.

Ceballos attended college at Ventura College and later Cal State Fullerton.

His career highlights include leading the NBA in field goal percentage (57.6) in 1992-93 with the Suns, who reached the NBA finals that year. He also led the Lakers in scoring in 1994-95 with a 21.7 average and made the All-Star team, but couldn't participate due to an injury. In 1995-96 season, Ceballos again led the Lakers with a 21.2 average, notching the Lakers' first 50-point game in over 20 years in 1995, and won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest with a blindfolded dunk in 1992. In 2002 Ceballos signed with Israeli team Hapoel Tel Aviv, but was waived after a couple of games. Shortly after, he moved to Russia and was signed by BC Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody. He also played for the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

In late 2004 he signed with the Los Angeles Stars from the ABA. Ceballos later became employed by the Phoenix Suns as their in-arena emcee and host of a weekly webcast, "Nothin' but Net." He also hosted a morning music program for Phoenix, Arizona rhythm & blues radio station MEGA 104.3 FM.

In March 2007 the Phoenix Flame of the IBL announced the signing of Ceballos[1] for its inaugural season in the league, but he quickly moved behind the lines as an assistant coach the next month.[2]

Ceballos also worked on the album titled B-Ball's Best Kept Secret, a 1994 record featuring tracks of an array of early 1990s NBA players. He is featured on multiple tracks performing with hip-hop star Warren G on "Flow On" and later on the track "Ya Don't Stop" also featuring fellow NBA All-Star Dana Barros and rappers Grand Puba, Sadat X, AG and Diamond D.

Cedric Ceballos has toured with the "USA Legends". On June 19, 2011, the USA Legends defeated the Malaysian NBL All Star team 97 - 79, with Cedric Ceballos being the unofficial MVP of the game. A notable highlight of Cedric's performance during the game was when he donned one of the Malaysian player's jerseys and played for the Malaysian team over a stretch of a few possessions, scoring a breakaway dunk during one of them.

Ceballos later became part owner of the American Basketball Association's Arizona Scorpions, and also played for the team.

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Ceballos has Mexican ancestry and was invited to play for the Mexico national basketball team in the 1992 Summer Olympics[3]

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