Freeland in 2013
|No. 19 – New York Knicks|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
7 February 1987 |
Farnham, Surrey, England
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|College||Farnborough College of Technology|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Freeland was persuaded to join the TV Tigers/Guildford Heat basketball team. Although he struggled at first, he broke into the first team, and became a dominant figure. He then moved to the English League's Solent Stars, after being given an offer from the club.
While he was playing basketball there he also had a job as a shelf stacker in Farnham. He then moved to Gran Canaria II of the Liga EBA, the Spanish Fourth Division. In the 2005-06 season, Freeland averaged 14.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 1.0 steal, and 0.8 blocks per game.
On 28 June 2006, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft as the 30th overall draft pick. However, the Trail Blazers encouraged him to return to European play to further improve his game. In August 2006, he signed a two-year contract with CB Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB.
CB Gran Canaria
For the 2006-2007 season Freeland moved up to the first team, appearing in 15 games and making his debut in the ULEB Cup. Freeland would continue to improve during the 2007-2008 season, appearing in 28 games and reaching the quarter finals of the ULEB Cup. The 2008-2009 season would see Freeland become one of Canaria's best players, averaging 10 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17 minutes a game.
In 2009, Freeland joined the Spanish Euroleague club Unicaja Málaga on a 5-year contract worth €4.5 million euros net income. During the 2009-2010 season Freeland made his Euroleague debut and made 32 ACB appearances. The 2010-2011 season was Freeland's best so far, averaging career highs of 13.3 points and 6 rebounds a game.
Portland Trail Blazers
On 13 July 2012, Freeland signed a three-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. On 14 December 2012, he was assigned to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. He was recalled on 16 December 2012.
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Correct as of April 18, 2013
NBA regular season
- NBA.com Profile
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Draftexpress.com Profile
- EuroBasket Profile
- Basketpedya.com Profile
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
- 2007 Summer League Interview, Part 1 (MP3)
- 2007 Summer League Interview, Part 2 (MP3)