Cortez Groves

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Cortez Groves
Personal information
Born (1978-01-01) 1 January 1978 (age 39)
Nationality American
Listed height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 86 kg (189 lb)
Career information
High school Raytown (Raytown, Missouri)
College Moberly Area CC (1996–1998)
Kansas State (1998–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2010
Position Guard
Career history
2000–2001 Salina Rattlers
2001–2002 Maurienne Savoie Basket (France)
2002–2003 Wollongong Hawks
2005–2007 Wollongong Hawks
2007–2008 South Dragons
2009–2010 Adelaide 36ers
Career highlights and awards
  • All NBL first team (2006)
  • All-NBL Second Team (2007)
    All-NBL Third Team (2003)
  • NBL Scoring Champion

Cortez Groves (born March 25, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who has previously played in the now defunct International Basketball Association and the NBL in Australia.

He was born in Missouri and attended Kansas State University from 1998–2000, where he played college basketball.[1]

He then played with the Salina Rattlers of the IBA, where he averaged 18.5 points and 4.7 rebounds.[1] Groves then played in France for Maurienne Savoie Basket in the Pro B League.

In the NBL, Groves has played for Wollongong Hawks and the South Dragons. In 2006 he was selected to the All NBL first team and played in the 2005/06 NBL All-Star Game. He also competed in the 2006 NBL Slam Dunk contest at the All-Star Game.

Groves has also played professionally in Argentina.

After injuring his shoulder during the 2008-09 NBL season, Groves was dropped from the South Dragons roster after being ruled out for the remainder of the season. Groves spent just over one year with the Dragons.

Groves was signed by the Adelaide 36ers for the 2009-10 season.[2] He scored a season high 21 points in a 106-69 rout of the Cairns Taipans on October 24, 2009.[3] Groves left the 36ers and the NBL after the 2009-10 season.

For the 2011 ABA season, Groves played for the Brisbane Spartans.


  1. ^ a b South Dragons > Team > Player Profile[dead link]
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