June 13, 1989 |
Gastonia, North Carolina
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (213 cm)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||The Patterson School
(Lenoir, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2012–2013||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2013||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2013||Sichuan Blue Whales|
|2013–2014||Al Mouttahed Tripoli|
|Career highlights and awards|
Hassan Niam Whiteside (born June 13, 1989) is an American professional basketball player. He was drafted 33rd by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA Draft. He played college basketball for the Marshall Thundering Herd.
Whiteside played middle school basketball in Gastonia, NC. He attended Hunter Huss, Ashbrook and Forestview high schools in Gastonia while living with his mother and six siblings. For his junior year of high school, he moved in with his father in Newark, NJ. There he played at East Side High School where he averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5.5 blocked shots per game in 2006-07. He moved back to North Carolina for the 2007-08 school year and attended Hope Christian Academy (Charlotte, N.C.). In 2008-2009, he played prep basketball at The Patterson School in Lenoir, NC. In the 2008–09 season he helped lead Patterson to a 34–2 record and a No. 1 national ranking with former Marshall teammate DeAndre Kane. Whiteside was rated as the No. 19 center in the Class of 2009, according to Scout.com and ranked as the No. 87 recruit in the Class of 2009 by rivalshoops.com. He played in the 2009 Reebok All-American preview game. He played for the United Celtics (NC) AAU Team and the New Jersey Panthers AAU basketball team as well.
Whiteside came to Marshall University under the radar during the start of the 2009–10 season, but it did not take long for him to make national attention. He was spotlighted in the Dec. 28 edition of ESPN The Magazine's College Basketball column after he amassed 14 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocked shots, in 29 minutes of play in a 60–53 win over the Ohio Bobcats on November 28. A few weeks later on Dec. 12, Whiteside recorded the Thundering Herd's first ever Triple-double in a 105–54 rout of the Brescia Bearcats, scoring 17 points, grabbing 14 rebounds, and blocking 11 shots. Whiteside would go on to have two more Triple-doubles on the year against the UCF Knights on Jan. 13, and Feb. 27. He finished the season as the nation's leading shot blocker with 182 blocked shots, he also broke the C-USA record, held by Tulsa's Jerome Jordan, for most blocked shots in a single season and broke the Marshall record for the most blocked shots in a single season and in a career all in his freshman year.
|2009–10||Marshall Thundering Herd||34||13.1||8.9||0.3||0.6||5.4||.524||.600||.588||26.1||1.9|
On June 24, 2010, Whiteside was drafted with the 3rd pick in the 2nd round of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. On July 19, he signed a four year, 3.8 million dollar contract with the Kings. The first two years of the deal are guaranteed for $1.76 million.
On March 5, 2011, Whiteside had surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his left knee, which sidelined him for the season. He only appeared in one game with the Kings during his rookie season.
On December 14, 2012, Whiteside was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On January 4, 2013, Whiteside was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Damian Saunders. After the D-League season, he joined Amchit Club in Lebanon.
On May 26, 2013, Whiteside joined the Sichuan Blue Whales (NBL) in China. He played 27 games averaging 25.7 points (56.4% shooting), 16.6 rebounds, 5.1 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game. He was named Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year, and was selected to the All-NBL 1st Team. The Blue Whales went undefeated in the playoffs en route to the NBL Championship. Whiteside was awarded Finals MVP. 
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|
Awards and honors
- 2010 Sporting News second team All-American
- 2010 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
- 2010 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
- 2010 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
- 2010 A member of FOXSports.com's All-Freshman Team
- 2010 CBSSports.com Freshman All-American Team
- 2010 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
- 2010 Conference USA 7-time Rookie of The Week
- 2010 Second Team All-Conference USA
- 2010 NCAA Second Team All-Freshman Team
- 2010 Led NCAA Division I in blocks
- 2010 First NCAA freshman to ever record Three triple-doubles in a Season
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 13 or more blocks in a game
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season blocks leaders
- ESPN Recruiting
- Whiteside Featured In Two National Articles
- Marshall vs. Brescia recap
- "Herd's Whiteside to Turn Pro". WOWK. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
- College Statistics
- Kings give Whiteside financial security, opportunity for growth
- Kings assign Whiteside to Reno
- Kings Recall Hassan Whiteside
- Kings C Whiteside has knee surgery
- SACRAMENTO KINGS ASSIGN HONEYCUTT, WHITESIDE TO BIGHORNS
- Kings Recall Whiteside
- "KINGS WAIVE HASSAN WHITESIDE". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 16, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- Skyforce Acquires Whiteside
- Skyforce Acquires Saunders From Vipers
- @youngwhiteside Welcome to Amchit Welcome to Lebanon
- "Hassan Whiteside signed by Al Moutahed". Court-side.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Hassan Whiteside officially fired from Al Mouttahed Club". lebanesebasketball.net. April 30, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
- Whiteside Earns More Awards