| team = Atlanta hawks | name = Alaa Abdelnaby | image = | width = | caption = | position = Power forward / Center | height_ft = 6 | height_in = 10 | weight_lb = 240 | number = 31, 5, 4, 30 | birth_date = June 24, 1968 | birth_place = Alexandria, Egypt | nationality = American / Egyptian | high_school = Bloomfield (Bloomfield, New Jersey) | college = Duke (1986–1990) | draft_round = 1 | draft_pick = 25 | draft_year = 1990 | draft_team = Portland Trail Blazers | career_start = 1990 | career_end = 2000 | years1 = 1990–1992 | team1 = Portland Trail Blazers | years2 = 1992 | team2 = Milwaukee Bucks | years3 = 1992–1994 | team3 = Boston Celtics | years4 = 1994–1995 | team4 = Sacramento Kings | years5 = 1995 | team5 = Philadelphia 76ers | years6 = 1995–1996 | team6 = Papagou BC | years7 = 1996–1997 | team7 = Omaha Racers | years8 = 1997–1998 | team8 = Olympique Antibes | years9 = 1999–2000 | team9 = Idaho Stampede | stats_league = NBA | stat1label = Points | stat1value = 1,465 (5.7 ppg) | stat2label = Rebounds | stat2value = 846 (3.3 rpg) | bbr = abdelal01 | letter = a }} Alaa Abdelnaby (Arabic: علاء عبد النبي, born June 24, 1968) is a retired Egyptian-American professional basketball player. He played for Duke University in college and then played in the NBA and CBA, among other leagues.
Abdelnaby was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and moved to the United States with his family in 1971 at the age of two. He was raised in Nutley and Bloomfield, New Jersey and played on the Bloomfield High School basketball team.
Abdelnaby commented on Duke University's academic requirements: "The only way I can make five A's is when I sign my name."
Professional athletic career
He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association with the 25th pick of the 1990 NBA Draft, and he spent five years in the league, playing for Portland as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings. He was signed by the Golden State Warriors but he never played for that franchise.
After leaving the NBA, Abdelnaby also played for the Papagou BC (Greece) (1995–1996), the Omaha Racers (CBA) (1996–1997), Olympique Antibes (France) (1997–1998), and the Idaho Stampede (CBA) (1999–2000).
- 1990, June 27 – First round, 25th pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1990 NBA Draft
- 1992, July 1 – Traded for Milwaukee Bucks' rights to Tracy Murray
- 1992, December 4 – Traded for Boston Celtics' rights to Jon Barry
- 1994, July 26 – Free agent, signed by the Sacramento Kings
- 1995, March 21 – Released by the Sacramento Kings
- 1995, March 24 – Free agent, signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a 10-day contract
- 1995, April 3 – Re-signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a second 10-day contract
- 1995, April 12 – Released by the Philadelphia 76ers
- 1995, October 6 – Free agent, signed by the Golden State Warriors to a one-year contract
- 1995, October 18 – Released by the Golden State Warriors
He worked for CBS Sports Network as a studio analyst and performed color commentary duties for on-site games. He also did color-commentary for Westwood One Radio. He is presently the color commentator for the Philadelphia 76ers TV broadcasts.
Abdelnaby and his wife, Celeste (née Barnette), also a Duke grad, reside in New Jersey and California.
NBA career statistics
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- SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Who, Whom and Whoop in the N.C.A.A. Championship
- Bonk, Thomas. "NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Duke's Abdelnaby Is Driven Blue Devils", Los Angeles Times, 30 March 1990. Accessed August 11, 2008. "Playing for Coach Paul Palek at Bloomfield High School, [Alaa Abdelnaby] yearned for a chance at the NBA. Palek, now assistant principal at Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey, thought the sky was the limit for Abdelnaby."
- Alaa Abdelnaby, dukeupdate.com
- Career statistics @ Basketball-Reference.com
- Career statistics @ dukeupdate.com
- Alaa Abdelnaby, TheDraftReview.com
- Morris, Ron. "Finding the range", Saudi Aramco World, April 1990