Grant Gondrezick

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Grant Gondrezick
No. 3
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1963-01-19) January 19, 1963 (age 51)
Boulder, Colorado
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Boulder (Boulder, Colorado)
College Pepperdine (1981–1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 4 / Pick: 77th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1986–1998
Career history
1986–1987 Phoenix Suns
1987–1988 Caen (France)
1988–1989 Los Angeles Clippers
1989–1990 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1990–1991 Albany Patroons (CBA)
1991 La Crosse Catbirds
1992–1993 Miami Tropics (USBL)
1993–1994 Carife Ferrara (Italy)
1994–1995 Okapi Aalstar (Belgium)
1995–1996 Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca (Argentina)
1996 Fórum Filatélico (Spain)
1996–1997 CSP Limoges (France)
1997–1998 Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca (Argentina)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Grant Gondrezick (born January 19, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player, in the shooting guard position.

Basketball career[edit]

After attending high school in his hometown, 6'5" Gondrezick played college basketball at Pepperdine University in the mid-1980s. He led the team in scoring during the 1983–84 season with a 13.7 points per game average,[1] and was redshirted in the following year.

In 1986, Gondrezick was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 77th pick of the NBA Draft. He spent two seasons in the National Basketball Association, one apiece with the Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, averaging five points, two rebounds and one assist per game.

Legal problems[edit]

Gondrezick spent the 1987–88 season on the sidelines, after receiving a three-year probation sentence for his involvement in a drug-conspiracy case.[2] His NBA career was cut short by a cocaine addiction, but with the help of John Lucas II, he recovered, and resumed his basketball career in the minor leagues and in Europe.[3]

On August 14, 2009, Gondrezick plead guilty to mortgage fraud in the Houston area.[4]

Personal[edit]

Gondrezick's older brother, Glen, was also a professional basketball player, and a shooting guard. He played six years in the NBA,[3] dying in 2009 at the age of 53 due to heart failure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pepperdine basketball media guide
  2. ^ Gondrezick Gets Probation; The New York Times, September 3, 1987
  3. ^ a b An older and wiser Gondrezick gets his shot with Sixers, but basketball is no longer everything to him; The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 16, 1994. C02
  4. ^ Former Suns player guilty of mortgage fraud; The Arizona Republic, August 14, 2009

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