|Shooting guard / Point guard|
January 22, 1988 |
San Antonio, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|High school||Stephen F. Austin (Austin, Texas)
(Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
Northern Illinois (2009–2011)
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2011||BCM Gravelines (France)|
|2011–2012||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|2012–2013||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|2013–2014||Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Xavier James Silas (born January 22, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Quimsa of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. He played college basketball for the University of Colorado at Boulder and Northern Illinois University.
High school and college career
Silas grew up in Austin, Texas where he attended Stephen F. Austin High School before moving to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire to attended Brewster Academy for a postgraduate year. In 2005–06, he averaged 12.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for Brewster.
After playing two seasons for Colorado, Silas transferred to Northern Illinois in 2008 and subsequently sat out the 2008–09 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. As a senior for Northern Illinois in 2010–11, Silas was named to the All-Mid-American Conference first team after he averaged 22.3 points (1st in the MAC) and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Silas went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. On September 16, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with BCM Gravelines of the LNB Pro A. In early December 2011, he left France and returned to the United States.
On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. However, he was later waived by the 76ers on December 20, 2011. A week later, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws. On April 24, 2012, he signed with the 76ers for the rest of the season.
In July 2012, Silas joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In the 76ers' final summer league game against the Detroit Pistons, Silas left the game after he was inadvertently elbowed in the head by teammate Solomon Jones. Silas went down with a concussion, and the Sixers initially feared a skull fracture. He subsequently required surgery on several sinus fractures.
On September 27, 2012, he re-signed with the 76ers. However, he was later waived on October 10, 2012. On November 1, 2012, he was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws. On February 18, 2013, he was deactivated by the Red Claws and stayed that way for the rest of the season.
In July 2013, Silas joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 27, 2013, he signed with the Washington Wizards. However, he was later waived by the Wizards on October 24, 2013. On November 4, 2013, the Maine Red Claws traded Silas' rights to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
On November 17, 2013, he signed with Maccabi Ashdod of Israel for the rest of the 2013–14 season. On January 16, 2014, he left Maccabi after just nine games. On February 11, 2014, he signed with Quimsa of Argentina for the rest of the season.
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|
Silas is the son of James and Vanessa Silas, and has six brothers and one sister. His father was a two-time All-American at Stephen F. Austin and played 328 games in four seasons in the American Basketball Association, where he averaged 18.2 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. He also played six seasons in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs and one for the Cleveland Cavaliers after the merger, scoring 14.2 points per game.
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