Dalembert in February 2014
|No. 1 – Dallas Mavericks|
May 10, 1981 |
|Nationality||Haitian / Canadian|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (211 cm)|
|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|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He played college basketball at Seton Hall University. He 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.
High school and college
Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived there for fourteen years before moving to Montreal. He attended high school at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He then went on to play college basketball at Seton Hall from 1999 to 2001.
Dalembert was selected with the 26th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2001 NBA draft. After playing 8 seasons with the 76ers, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes on June 17, 2010.
On December 26, 2011, he signed a multi-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.
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, Dalembert was later 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
|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|
- List of National Basketball Association career blocks leaders
- List of Canadians in the National Basketball Association
- "76ers send Dalembert to Kings". ESPN.com. June 17, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- Rockets sign C Samuel Dalembert
- Center Samuel Dalembert and 14th Draft Pick Highlight Trade with Rockets
- "Mavericks sign free-agent center Dalembert". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
- 76ers' Dalembert to play for Canada after gaining citizenship
- DALEMBERT: 'I'LL PLAY FOR CANADA BUT NOT FOR RAUTINS'
- SIXERS CENTER SAMUEL DALEMBERT AND NBA'S ONLY HAITIAN-BORN PLAYER TO PERSONALLY DONATE $100,000 TO UNICEF IN SUPPORT OF HAITIAN RELIEF EFFORTS BEFORE GAME ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
- "DALEMBERT WINS 2009-10 J. WALTER KENNEDY CITIZENSHIP AWARD - 4/19/2010". NBA.com. April 19, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- ESPN.com Profile
- Basketball-Reference.com Profile