Bryan Bracey

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Bryan Bracey
Personal information
Born (1978-08-05) August 5, 1978 (age 40)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolOak Park and River Forest
(Oak Park, Illinois)
College
NBA draft2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Playing career2001–2011
PositionForward
Career history
2001Fayetteville Patriots
2001–2002Bnei Herzliya
2002Air Avellino
2002–2003Hapoel Jerusalem
2003–2004Huntsville Flight
2004CB Murcia
2004Cedar Rapids River Raiders
2004–2005Peristeri B.C.
2005Dynamo Moscow Region
2006–2007Legea Scafati
2007–2008Élan Chalon
2008–2009Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2009–2010Proteas EKA AEL
2010–2011Capitanes de Arecibo
2011AO Pagrati BC
Career highlights and awards

Bryan Patrick Bracey (born August 5, 1978) is an American former basketball player. He played his college basketball at the University of Oregon that he attended and was a first team All-Pac-10 selection in 2001. He was chosen in the second round (57th pick overall, the last pick) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He was able to play in the NBA for 3 minutes at the end of a San Antonio Spur playoff game in 2005 against the Houston rockets. He finished with 0.5 points, 0.8 rebounds and 2 assists. The Spurs won the game 115-95.

Early life and college[edit]

Bracey was born in Chicago and graduated from Oak Park High School at Oak Park, Illinois in 1996.[1] Bracey also has Irish citizenship.[2] He played at University of Wisconsin–Platteville, under Bo Ryan, his first year after high school and contributed 4 points in the only game he saw the floor.[3] He attended Malcolm X College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago, before transferring to the University of Oregon in 1999. By 2001, Bracey became the leading scorer in the Pac-10 (20.3 points per game) and led the Oregon Ducks with 7.5 rebounds per game.[4] He managed to make the NBA. But it was hard for him to make the NBA. He got cut 15 times in his whole career. He was struggling especially with a kid on the way as well. But he was able to manage and succeed to make the NBA. His career didn't last that long. And was only able to play 3 games in the NBA. Before getting cut from the San Antonio Spurs. He later continues his career overseas averaging a career high 1.4 points 2 rebounds 1 assist 6 turnovers.

Professional career[edit]

In the 2001 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs selected Bracey as the 57th pick, the final overall pick. Bracey debuted professionally with the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA Development League but played only one game with that team.[5] Bracey signed with Bnei Herzliya of Israeli Basketball Super League at the end of November 2001.[6] He was credited for helping Herzliya rally from an 0-10 start in the season.[7] Bracey left Israel in April 2002, during the Battle of Jenin.[6]

Until being released in November 2002, Bracey played 10 games with the Italian team Air Avellino. He played until summer 2003 with Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. in Israel.[6] Bryan Bracey started in 2005. Started playing overseas in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryan Bracey". Oregon Ducks. Archived from the original on February 2, 2002.
  2. ^ "Bryan Bracey" (PDF). Priority Sports Entertainment. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Bryan Bracey" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-28.
  4. ^ Duncan, Sean (January 10, 2001). "Young Men Go West". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Bryan Bracey D-League statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c "Bryan Bracey". Eurobasket. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  7. ^ Mittleman, Jerry (February 8, 2002). "Wheeler, Bracey, Kennedy spark Herzliya comeback". Haaretz. Retrieved February 20, 2012.