Chris Jefferies

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Chris Jefferies
Personal information
Born (1980-02-13) February 13, 1980 (age 36)
Fresno, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Washington Union
(Easton, California)
College Arkansas (1998–1999)
Fresno State (2000–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2002–2004
Position Small forward
Career history
2002–2003 Toronto Raptors
2003–2004 Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WAC (2001)

Christopher Allen "Chris" Jefferies (born February 13, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.

He was named First Team All-Western Athletic Conference, All-Defensive Team and All-Newcomer Team as a sophomore at Fresno State University. Also named WAC Newcomer of the Year by the conference media. Jefferies had transferred from the University of Arkansas following his freshman year.

Selected in the first round (27th overall pick) of the 2002 NBA Draft out of Fresno State by the Los Angeles Lakers, his draft rights were traded along with Lindsey Hunter to the Toronto Raptors for Tracy Murray and the draft rights to Kareem Rush. He was later traded to the Chicago Bulls during the 2003-04 season. In his short NBA career, Jefferies registered 72 games played, 12 game starts, and averaged 3.9 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

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