Jason Maxiell

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Jason Maxiell
Maxiell warmup.jpg
Maxiell during his tenure with the Detroit Pistons
Charlotte Hornets
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school Newman Smith (Carrollton, Texas)
College Cincinnati (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
20052013 Detroit Pistons
2013–2014 Orlando Magic
2014–present Charlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x All-Conference USA Second Team (2004, 2005)
  • Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year (2002)
  • Conference USA All-Freshmen Team (2002)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jason Dior Maxiell (born February 18, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. He is a 6'7", 260 lb power forward.

College career[edit]

Maxiell slam dunking against the Golden State Warriors

After graduating from Newman Smith High School in 2001, Maxiell played college basketball for the University of Cincinnati from 2001 to 2005 where he was coached by Bob Huggins. After earning Conference USA Sixth Man and All-Freshmen team honors as a freshman, Maxiell earned All-Conference USA second team honors in both his junior and senior years. As a senior in 2004–05, he led Conference USA in blocked shots (2.8 bpg) and ranked 18th in the nation. His 91 blocks are the second-highest University of Cincinnati single-season total.

Maxiell finished 11th on Cincinnati’s career scoring list with 1,566 points (13th in Conference USA history) and second on the UC career chart for blocked shots with 252 (4th in C-USA). He also played 129 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in Bearcats’ history, and started the last 77 contests.[1]

NBA career[edit]

Maxiell was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. On July 5, 2005, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Pistons. On October 31, 2008, he signed a four-year contract extension with the Pistons worth $20 million, keeping him under contract with the franchise until the end of the 2012–13 season.[2] On June 29, 2012, he exercised his $5 million player option, returning to the Pistons for the 2012–13 season.[3]

On July 18, 2013, Maxiell signed with the Orlando Magic to a reported two-year, $5 million contract.[4][5] On July 4, 2014, he was waived by the Magic.[6]

On September 28, 2014, Maxiell signed with the Charlotte Hornets.[7]

NBA accomplishments[edit]

Career highs[edit]

Game-winning shots[edit]

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
2005–06 Detroit 26 0 6.1 .426 .000 .333 1.1 .1 .2 .2 2.3
2006–07 Detroit 67 8 14.1 .500 .000 .526 2.8 .2 .4 .9 5.0
2007–08 Detroit 82 7 21.6 .538 .000 .633 5.3 .6 .3 1.1 7.9
2008–09 Detroit 78 4 18.1 .575 .000 .532 4.2 .3 .3 .8 5.8
2009–10 Detroit 76 29 20.4 .511 .000 .574 5.3 .5 .5 .5 6.8
2010–11 Detroit 57 14 16.3 .492 .000 .515 3.0 .3 .4 .4 4.2
2011–12 Detroit 65 42 22.6 .478 .000 .547 5.1 .6 .5 .8 6.5
2012–13 Detroit 72 71 24.8 .446 .000 .621 5.7 .8 .4 1.3 6.9
2013–14 Orlando 34 13 14.4 .448 .000 .484 2.5 .3 .2 .6 3.2
Career 557 188 18.9 .501 .000 .563 4.3 .4 .4 .8 5.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Detroit 14 0 10.4 .667 .000 .522 2.4 .1 .3 .6 4.0
2008 Detroit 17 6 21.8 .625 .000 .469 4.0 .9 .9 1.3 5.6
2009 Detroit 4 0 16.0 .500 .000 .556 3.3 .5 .3 .3 3.8
Career 35 6 16.6 .626 .000 .500 3.3 .6 .6 .9 4.7

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