Dalembert in December 2009
|No. 1 – Dallas Mavericks|
May 10, 1981 |
|Nationality||Haitian / Canadian|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||St. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)|
|College||Seton Hall (1999–2001)|
|NBA draft||2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Pro playing career||2001–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a Haitian Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. Dalembert began playing in Montreal, Quebec and played college basketball at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Dalembert is known for his excellent shot blocking ability; he has averaged about two blocks per game over his NBA career, placing him among the league's elite in this category. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived there for fourteen years before moving to Montreal. After playing 8 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes during the 2010 offseason. On December 21, 2011, Dalembert agreed to a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets. On June 27, 2012, Dalembert was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, along with the 14th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, for Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston, and the 12th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. On July 19, 2013, Dalembert signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
After much anticipation Dalembert became a Canadian citizen on August 7, 2007 and joined the Canadian national team in hopes of qualifying for the Olympics. He was a part of Canada's pre-tournament training camp, taking part in games in both Toronto and Hamilton during the 2008 Jack Donohue International Classic, with wins over both Lebanon and New Zealand. However, two weeks later on July 16, Dalembert was dismissed from the team during the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament due to a rift between him and coach Leo Rautins.
He won the 2009–10 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his contributions to Haitian people after the earthquake. Since the disaster, Dalembert has continued to be involved in the Haitian recovery.
NBA career statistics
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|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|
- List of National Basketball Association career blocks leaders
- List of Canadians in the National Basketball Association
- "KINGS ACQUIRE SAMUEL DALEMBERT FROM THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS IN EXCHANGE FOR SPENCER HAWES AND ANDRES NOCIONI". NBA.com. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
- Center Samuel Dalembert and 14th Draft Pick Highlight Trade with Rockets. NBA.com. June 27, 2012. Retrieved on June 27, 2012.
- "Mavericks sign free-agent center Dalembert". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
- Canada Basketball | CANADA KEEPS OLYMPIC HOPES ALIVE
- Rogers Sportsnet | Rautins rips into Dalembert
- "Dalembert wins 2009–10 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award". NBA.com. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- ESPN.com Profile
- Basketball-Reference.com Profile