Rod Grizzard

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Rod Grizzard
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1980-06-13) June 13, 1980 (age 34)
Birmingham, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Central Park Christian
(Birmingham, Alabama)
College Alabama (1999–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Washington Wizards
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Mobile Revelers
2003 Westchester Wildfire
2003–2004 Huntsville Flight
2004–2005 Euphony Liege BC
2005–2007 Atomeromu SE Paks
2007–2008 Singapore Slingers
2008 Bnei Herzliya
2008 Melbourne Tigers
2009 Adelaide 36ers
2009–2010 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2010 Sydney Kings
2011 Nelson Giants
Career highlights and awards
  • ANBL All-Star (2007)

Roderick DeWyane "Rod" Grizzard (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Alabama. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards.

Although he did not get to play a game in the NBA he has played in the NBA D-League for the Mobile Revelers and Huntsville Flight.

Grizzard was part of the training camp of the Detroit Pistons in 2003, and the training camps of the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks in 2002. He has played with the Westchester Wildfire in the USBL in the summer of 2003, averaging 8.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13 games, and spent the 2002-03 season with the Mobile Revelers in the NBA D-League. Appeared in 49 games, averaging 5.5 points and 2.6 rebounds.

He finished collegiate career as Alabama’s 13th leading scorer of all-time, with 1487 points. Ranks fifth all-time in three-point field goals made and seventh in free throw shooting percentage. He played in 100 career games, starting 94 times.

As a junior Grizzard averaged 14.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Rod Started 34 of 35 games. Ranked in the SEC Top 15 in both scoring (15th) and rebounding (14th). Scored season-high 33 points against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Mar. 8, shooting 13-for-20 from the field including 6-for-10 from three-point range. Recorded a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds to go along with seven assists, two blocked shots, and two steals against Alabama A&M on Dec. 21. He led his team in scoring and rebounding with 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds at Georgia on Jan. 16. He earned Third Team All-SEC, All-SEC Tournament, and AP Honorable Mention All-American honors, and was a Wooden Award finalist.

As a sophomore he averaged 17.0 points and 6.1 rebounds. Started all 36 games. Total point total of 611 ranked seventh-best in school history. Ranked second in the SEC in scoring. Scored 20 or more points 15 times and posted four double-doubles. Made the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team by scoring 78 points in three games, including a season-high 29 points against Northern Iowa on Dec. 20. Tallied 27 points against Mississippi State on Jan. 13. Notched a 25 point, 11 rebound double-double against Kentucky on Jan. 23. Was named to the All-SEC First Team.

In the 07/08 season in the NBL for the Singapore Slingers is averaging in the top 20 steals in the league, top 20 blocks, top 20 fouls, top 10 defensive rebounds, top 20 total rebounds and is in the top 20 in scoring averaging 19.6 ppg. After the end of 07/08 season in the NBL, he signed for the remainder of the season with Bnei Herzliya in Israel.

Rod Grizzard signed with the NBL Melbourne Tigers for the 2008–09 NBL season. After being released by the Tigers in late December, Grizzard was quickly snapped up by the Adelaide 36ers who earlier agreed to let go of star import Julius Hodge after pay disputes.

Prior to the 2009/2010 season he signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion from Israel.

After returning to Australia and signing with the Sydney Kings for the 2010–11 NBL season,[1] Grizzard was released from the Kings after starting the season 1-4.[2]

For the 2011 NZL NBL season, Grizzard played for the Nelson Giants.[3]

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