Donald Sloan (basketball)
|No. 15 – Indiana Pacers|
January 15, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Seagoville (Dallas, Texas)|
|College||Texas A&M (2006–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2011||Barangay Ginebra Kings|
|2012||New Orleans Hornets|
|2013||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2013||New Orleans Hornets|
|2013||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for United States|
|Pan American Games|
|Bronze||2011 Guadalajara||National team|
Donald Wayne Sloan (born January 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played collegiately at Texas A&M. As a senior during the 2009–10 season, Sloan led the Aggies in scoring with a 17.8 points per game average and was a first team All-Big 12 Conference selection.
High school career
Donald Sloan attended Seagoville High School in the Dallas, Texas area. Over three seasons Sloan's team was 93-10 and Sloan led Seagoville to the regional championship game as a senior. Sloan received two-time all-state recognition and was the 17th ranked 2006 prospect in the State of Texas by Rivals.com. Sloan was recruited by Kansas, Oklahoma, Marquette, SMU, and Georgia Tech while he was at Seagoville. He signed with Texas A&M and Coach Billy Gillispie in November 2005.
Sloan played basketball for Texas A&M University from 2006–2010. He was a part of a senior class that won 100 career games at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season, setting the school record for wins by a single class.
Sloan appeared in all 34 games in 2006–07 as a true freshman, averaging 5.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Sloan earned ESPN player of the game honors with 15 points in a win at Oklahoma State. Texas A&M finished the year with a 27–7 record and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.
As a sophomore, Sloan started all 36 games as A&M finished 25–11 after a second round loss to UCLA in the NCAA tournament. Sloan was third on the team in scoring at 9.5 points per game and he was second on the team with 123 assists.
Sloan played in all 34 games as the Aggies finished 24–10 following a second round loss to Connecticut in the NCAA tournament. Sloan averaged 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and led the team with 108 assists.
Sloan, considered by his teammates to be the team's leader, was the leading scorer on a Texas A&M team that finished the regular season with a 22-8 record overall and an 11-5 conference mark, tying the team for second place in the Big 12 Conference. Sloan scored a career high 29 points in an 84-81 loss to New Mexico on December 12. He was third in the Big 12 in scoring. Sloan was named to the Big 12's first team all conference by Big 12 coaches, Dallas Morning News, Colombia Daily Tribune, and Fort Worth Star Telegram. Sloan also received second team all Big 12 Conference honors from the Associated Press and Austin American Statesman. He received national player of the week honors for the week of February 9 by CollegeHoops.net and was a strong contender for the 2009-2010 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year Award. Sloan honored teammate and close friend Derrick Roland, whose season was ended by a broken tibia and fibula, by shaving Roland's #3 into his hair for much of the season.
Following the conference tournament, Sloan was named to the all-tournament team. He finished the 2010 NCAA tournament ranked seventh in Aggie history in career scoring with 1,522 points and eighth in assists with 370.
Sloan played for the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA Summer League and was signed to a one year non-guaranteed contract shortly after. However, he was waived before the start of the season. He signed with the Reno Bighorns, a D-League team, and later played as an import for the Barangay Ginebra Kings in the Philippine Basketball Association.
On February 8, 2012, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets. He was not re-signed after that 10-day contract expired, but he later joined the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 16. On December 25, 2012, Sloan was waived by the Cavaliers.
Sloan was acquired by the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on January 3, 2013. On January 7, 2013, Sloan signed with the New Orleans Hornets on a 10-day contract. After the contract expired, he returned to the Skyforce. In February 2013, Sloan was released by the Skyforce in order to join the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
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- "Focused Aggies roll, honor injured Roland". San Antonio Express News. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- Big 12 all-tournament team, KansasCity.com, March 14, 2010.
- NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
- HAWKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON DONALD SLOAN
- Hornets Sign Donald Sloan
- Donald Sloan Won’t be Extended Another 10-Day Contract
- Cavaliers Sign Donald Sloan
- Cavaliers Claim Shaun Livingston Off Waivers, Waive Donald Sloan
- Skyforce Acquires Two Former NBA Players in Three-Team Trade
- HORNETS SIGN DONALD SLOAN TO 10-DAY CONTRACT
- Sioux Falls' Donald Sloan Signs with the New Orleans Hornets
- Niubball - Teams
- Skyforce Lose Point Guard Donald Sloan to China
- Donald Sloan Signs In China
- Solomon Hill, Donald Sloan Signed