Levy Middlebrooks

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Levy Middlebrooks
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1966-02-04) February 4, 1966 (age 48)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school St. Ignatius Prep
(San Francisco, California)
College Pepperdine (1984–1988)
Pro playing career 1988–?
Career highlights and awards

Levy Middlebrooks (born February 4, 1966)[1] is an American former professional basketball player. He is best known for college career at Pepperdine University, however, between 1984–85 and 1987–88.

A native of San Francisco, California, Middlebrooks attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory and was a standout player for the Wildcats.[2] He earned a scholarship to play for the Waves and thus he enrolled in the fall of 1984. During his freshman year he helped lead them to a West Coast Athletic Conference championship and a berth into the 1985 NCAA Tournament, where Pepperdine would lose in the first round. Middlebrooks was named the WCAC Freshman of the Year.[3] The following season, the Waves once again won the WCAC, qualified for the 1986 NCAA Tournament, and lost in the first round.[4] This would be Middlebrooks' last experience with the NCAA Tournament as the Waves did not make it during his junior season and only qualified for the 1988 National Invitation Tournament in his senior year.[4] During his final two years, Middlebrooks led Pepperdine in rebounding with 9.0 and 10.7 rebounds per game, respectively.[4] As a senior he was named the WCAC Player of the Year, becoming the eighth player in school history at the time to garner this award.[2]

After his collegiate career ended, Middlebrooks tried out with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.[5] He was not selected in the subsequent NBA Draft, and so he carved out a professional career which took him from the Continental Basketball Association to various teams in Mexico, Spain, and Cyprus.[6] In Mexico, he played for Laguneros, Tecos UAG, and Dorados.[6] In Spain, he played for CB Tarragona,[6] while in Cyprus he played for AEK Larnaca.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Levy Middlebrooks". FIBA Europe. 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ripton, Ray (April 7, 1988). "Waves Star Could be Early Round Pick in NBA: Season Ends, and Waiting Begins". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Teams (1985)". PepperdineSports.com. Pepperdine University. 2002. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c ESPN Editors (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: Random House, Inc. p. 362. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  5. ^ Ripton, Ray (July 28, 1988). "Ex-Wave Cager Levy Middlebrooks Clears First Pro Hurdle". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Levy Middlebrooks career". LatinBasket.com. EuroBasket, Inc. 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.