Xavier Silas

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Xavier Silas
Shooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born (1988-01-22) January 22, 1988 (age 26)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school Stephen F. Austin (Austin, Texas)
Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
College Colorado (2007–2008)
Northern Illinois (2009–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011 BCM Gravelines (France)
2011–2012 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2012 Philadelphia 76ers
2012–2013 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2013–2014 Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)
2014 Quimsa (Argentina)

Xavier James Silas (born January 22, 1988) is an American professional basketball player.

Silas is the son of former NBA player James Silas.[1] Silas grew up in Austin, Texas before moving on to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for a postgraduate year. After Brewster, he played college basketball at the University of Colorado at Boulder before transferring to Northern Illinois University. During his 2010–11 season as a senior at NIU he averaged 22.3 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game finishing 6th in the nation in scoring. After going undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft, and due to the 2011 NBA lockout, he signed with BCM Gravelines of France in September 2011.[2]

In December 2011, Silas signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. Later that month, he was waived and was subsequently acquired by the Maine Red Claws.

On April 24, 2012, Silas signed with the 76ers for the remainder of the season.[3]

He joined the 76ers for the 2012 Orlando Summer League. On July 13, 2012, Silas left a game after a collision with a teammate. He was accidentally elbowed, causing a concussion and a possible skull fracture.[4]

On September 27, 2012, Silas re-signed with the 76ers.[5] However, he was waived on October 10.[6]

On November 1, 2012, Silas was re-acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[7] His season ended in February 2013 due to an injury.

On September 27, 2013, he signed with the Washington Wizards.[8] However, he was waived on October 24.[9]

On November 3, 2013, the Maine Red Claws traded Silas' rights to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[10] In November 2013, he signed with Maccabi Ashdod.[11] In January 2014, he left Maccabi.[12]

In February 2014, he signed with Quimsa of Argentina.[13][14]


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