Wesley Person

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Wesley Person
No. 11, 1, 7, 10
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1971-03-28) March 28, 1971 (age 43)
Brantley, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Brantley (Brantley, Alabama)
College Auburn (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1994–2005
Career history
19941997 Phoenix Suns
19972002 Cleveland Cavaliers
20022003 Memphis Grizzlies
2003–2004 Portland Trail Blazers
2004 Atlanta Hawks
2004–2005 Miami Heat
2005 Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,192
Rebounds 2,402
3P% .418
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wesley Lavon Person (born March 28, 1971 in Brantley, Alabama) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. After his playing career he became an assistant women's basketball coach and the head men's basketball coach at Enterprise-Ozark Community College, located in Enterprise, Alabama.[1] He was fired from the latter position in 2010.[2]

Selected by the Phoenix Suns 23rd overall in the 1994 NBA Draft out of Auburn University, he played three seasons for the Suns, five for the Cleveland Cavaliers, 82 games over two seasons for the Memphis Grizzlies, 33 games for the Portland Trail Blazers, nine games for the Atlanta Hawks, sixteen games for the Miami Heat and 25 for the Denver Nuggets.

Person's best season was with the Cavs in 1997-98, when he averaged 14.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.57 steals per game. Throughout his career, he's been known for his three-point shooting ability and also in 1997-98, led the league in three-pointers made and attempted. He has a career average three-point accuracy of 41.8 percent.

Person is the younger brother of former NBA player Chuck Person,[1] and his son Wesley, Jr. is a top high-school player in Alabama for Brantley High School.[3]

Person is also featured in NBA Jam Tournament Edition as a member of the Rookies team which featured him and other players from the 1994 NBA Draft.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers' Chuck Person is more than just a mentor - ESPN Los Angeles
  2. ^ Enterprise State fires former Auburn star Wesley Person as basketball coach | al.com
  3. ^ Brantley guard Wesley Person Jr. talks recruiting and ties to Auburn (video) | al.com

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