|No. 9, 3, 4, 2|
September 10, 1961 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||Therrell (Atlanta, Georgia)|
|College||West Virginia Tech (1979–1983)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 6 / Pick: 139th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Pro playing career||1983–2002|
|1991–1996||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1996||Paris Basket Racing (France)|
|1997–1998||AEL 1964 (Greece)|
|2001–2002||Lausanne Basket (Switzerland)|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||9,327 (9.8 ppg)|
|Assists||3,613 (3.8 apg)|
|Steals||1,138 (1.2 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Sedale Eugene Threatt (born September 10, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. He played college basketball at the West Virginia Institute of Technology from 1979 to 1983. Threatt, who has the distinction of being the last sixth round pick to play in the NBA (as the NBA draft had later been shortened to two rounds), played in the NBA from 1983–1997 and followed up with several additional seasons overseas.
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Threatt was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the sixth round of the 1983 NBA Draft. He played for four years for the 76ers until he was signed by the Chicago Bulls in 1987, then in 1988 he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics. He stayed in Seattle for four years before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on October 2, 1991 in exchange for three second round draft picks.
Threatt was expected to play a backup role to Magic Johnson. However when Johnson retired due to his infection with HIV, Threatt became the starting point guard. Threatt led the Lakers in assists, steals and minutes played each of his first two seasons with the Lakers. In 1992-93 he became the second player in Laker franchise history (joining Magic Johnson) to lead the Lakers in scoring (15.1), assists (6.9) and steals (1.7.)
He scored a career high 42 points against the New York Knicks on 03/10/92 and scored a career playoff high 35 points in Game 1 of the 1993 Western Conference Quarter Finals against the Phoenix Suns. He retired from the league following the 1996-97 season, and later went on to play in France, Switzerland, and for Gymnastikos S. Larissas, in Greece.
Threatt was a traditional small point guard who specialized in playing tough, fast-handed defense based on steals, making sharp, accurate passes from the high post and on dribble drives and who scored when necessary. Threatt maintained a relatively high 48.5% career field goal percentage and developed into a solid three-point shooter late in his career, when the NBA experimented with a 3-point line closer to the basket. Threatt was known for his significantly higher accuracy on jump shots that he took while dribbling to his left and earned the nickname "The Blade" while playing in Philadelphia, due to his quickness and his ability to slice through defenders.
- Sedale Threatt's college & NBA stats @ basketballreference.com