Darren Daye

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Darren Daye
Personal information
Born (1960-11-30) November 30, 1960 (age 55)
Des Moines, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school John F. Kennedy
(Los Angeles, California)
College UCLA (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career 1983–1997
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 25, 30, 20
Career history
19831986 Washington Bullets
1986 Chicago Bulls
1986–1988 Boston Celtics
1988–1992 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
1992–1994 Mens Sana Siena (Italy)
1994–1995 Hapoel Galil Elyon (Israel)
1995–1996 Pau-Orthez (France)
1996–1997 Maccabi Rishon LeZion (Israel)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darren Keefe Daye (born November 30, 1960 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'8", 220 lb guard-forward played high-school basketball for John F. Kennedy High School in the Granada Hills district[citation needed] of Los Angeles and attended UCLA. Daye was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 3rd round (57th overall) of the 1983 NBA draft.

Daye was the Most Valuable Player of the 1979 McDonald's All-American Game. Playing for the West team, Daye recorded a double-double, 22 points and 14 rebounds. It was not enough — the West lost by one point.[1]

Daye played in five NBA seasons from 1983–1988 for the Bullets, Chicago Bulls, and Boston Celtics. Daye's season with the Celtics in 1987–88 was his final in the NBA. He later played overseas in Italy,[2] France[3] and Israel[4] before he retired in 1997.

His son, Austin Daye, played for Gonzaga University men's basketball team, and was drafted into the NBA by the Detroit Pistons with the 15th pick of the 1st round of the 2009 NBA draft. Austin won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs after they defeated the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals.


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