Middleton with CB Lucentum Alicante.
|League||VTB United League
July 21, 1966 |
New York City, New York
|Nationality||American / Spanish|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||William Cullen Bryant
(Queens, New York)
|NBA draft||1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Number||7, 11, 44|
|1992–1994||Caja San Fernando|
|2005–2006||Dynamo Saint Petersburg|
|2012–2013||CB Lucentum Alicante|
|2015||AEK Stockholm B.C.|
|2014–present||CSKA Moscow (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As a player:
As an assistant coach:
Darryl Bryan Middleton (born July 21, 1966) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. Standing at 6'8" (2.03 m), he played at the power forward position. He holds the record for being the oldest player to ever play a game in the history of the Spanish ACB League. He also holds a Spanish passport.
After college, Middleton was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 3rd round (68th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. However, he never played in the NBA. He did however, have a prosperous basketball career in Europe, with teams such as: Çukurova Sanayi, Aresium Milan, Girona, FC Barcelona, Joventut Badalona, Caja San Fernando, Panathinaikos, and Dynamo Saint Petersburg.
He won 3 Spanish League Most Valuable Player awards (1992, 1993, 2000). He also won 2 Spanish League championships (1995, 1996), while playing with FC Barcelona. From 2000 to 2005, Middleton played with Panathinaikos, and with them he won 4 Greek League championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005), 2 Greek Cups (2003, 2005), and the Euroleague 2001–02 championship. In 2007, Middleton won the FIBA EuroCup, while playing with Girona.
After Girona, he signed with CB Lucentum Alicante. Lucentum Alicante, despite having finished in 6th place in the Liga ACB, and having earned the right to play in European-wide league, sold their place in the top Spanish League, and played instead in the Spanish 2nd Division LEB Oro, during the 2012–13 season. This was due to financial issues. Middleton was a part of the team during that season, and he helped them to finish in 3rd place in the Spanish 2nd Division, and after winning in the league's playoffs, they earned a return to the top-tier level Liga ACB.
In October 2013, at the age of 47, Middleton signed with Servigroup Benidorm of the Liga EBA, the Spanish fourth division league.
- BaylorBears.com Former All-SWC Power Forward Darryl Middleton Still Playing in Europe.
- ACB.com Power Electronics Valencia llega a un acuerdo con Middleton para 2 meses (Spanish).
- RTVE El Lucentum Alicante vende su plaza a la ACB (Spanish).
- Diario Información de Alicante. El Lucentum consigue el ascenso a la ACB tras barrer al Andorra en su casa por 26 puntos (Spanish).
- "CSKA coaching staff is set". cskabasket.com. Retrieved 4 July 2014.