Trenton Hassell

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Trenton Hassell
Trenton Hassell cropped.jpg
No. 22, 43, 23
Forward
Personal information
Born (1979-03-04) March 4, 1979 (age 35)
Clarksville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school Clarksville (Clarksville, Tennessee)
College Austin Peay (1997–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 2001–2011
Career history
20012003 Chicago Bulls
20032007 Minnesota Timberwolves
2007–2008 Dallas Mavericks
20082010 New Jersey Nets
2011 Clarksville Cavaliers (ABA)

Trenton Lavar Hassell (born March 4, 1979) is an American professional basketball forward. He earned a reputation for being one of the NBA's best perimeter defenders. A 6'5", 210 lbs guard-forward, Hassell was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first pick in the second round (29th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft.

Hassell graduated from Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1997 and from Austin Peay State University in 2001 with a degree in health and human performance. Among his high school teammates was future NBA player Shawn Marion. He played three seasons of college basketball with the Austin Peay Governors after redshirting his first year. In January 2002, Austin Peay retired his college jersey number 44.[1]

During his rookie season with Bulls in 2001–02, he appeared in 78 games, making 47 starts and averaging 8.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 2.2 apg. In Hassell's sophomore season in Chicago, he appeared in all 82 games, making 53 starts and averaging 4.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 1.8 apg in 24.4 mpg.

Hassell was waived by the Bulls on October 23, 2003 and signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves six days later. He was a regular starter with the Wolves and often took the role of defensive specialist of the team. He was traded to the Mavericks for Greg Buckner on September 28, 2007.[2]

On February 19, 2008, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets along with signed and traded Keith Van Horn, Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop, Maurice Ager, $3 million cash and 2008 and 2010 first round draft picks in exchange for Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright.[3]

Hassell joined the Clarksville Cavaliers of the ABA in 2011.[4] The team folded after playing one game.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Chicago 78 47 28.7 .425 .364 .763 3.3 2.2 .7 .6 8.7
2002–03 Chicago 82 53 24.4 .367 .325 .745 3.1 1.8 .6 .7 4.2
2003–04 Minnesota 81 74 28.0 .465 .308 .787 3.2 1.6 .4 .7 5.0
2004–05 Minnesota 82 51 25.2 .474 .091 .789 2.7 1.6 .4 .4 6.6
2005–06 Minnesota 77 67 32.6 .464 .304 .744 2.8 2.6 .6 .4 9.2
2006–07 Minnesota 76 68 29.3 .490 .240 .783 3.2 2.7 .3 .3 6.7
2007–08 Dallas 37 6 12.5 .463 .250 .500 1.2 .7 .2 .0 2.1
2007–08 New Jersey 26 0 11.9 .364 .200 .750 1.5 .6 .2 .1 1.8
2008–09 New Jersey 53 31 20.6 .450 .250 .800 2.8 1.0 .4 .3 3.7
2009–10 New Jersey 52 31 21.3 .411 .000 .754 2.9 1.0 .3 .2 4.5
Career 644 428 25.3 .445 .318 .765 2.8 1.8 .4 .4 5.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004 Minnesota 18 18 26.2 .521 .500 .813 2.4 1.5 .6 .4 7.7
Career 18 18 26.2 .521 .500 .813 2.4 1.5 .6 .4 7.7

Personal life[edit]

Hassell lives in Clarksville, Tennessee with his wife Tiffany and their children. The two met while in school at Austin Peay State University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trenton Hassell". Austin Peay Governors. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Timberwolves and Mavericks swap guards
  3. ^ Nets Acquire Harris
  4. ^ Sauls, Kevin (October 28, 2011). "Cavaliers join ABA semi-pro league". The Leaf-Chronicle. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 

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