Dee Bost

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Dee Bost
Mzt buduknost 6.1 (51).JPG
Bost with Budućnost in 2013
No. 1 – Žalgiris Kaunas
Position Point guard
League LKL
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-10-12) October 12, 1989 (age 27)
Concord, North Carolina
Nationality American / Bulgarian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school Concord (Concord, North Carolina)
Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
College Mississippi State (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Budućnost Podgorica
2013–2014 Idaho Stampede
2014 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2014–2015 Trabzonspor
2015–2016 Stelmet Zielona Góra
2016–2017 Monaco
2017–present Žalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards

Demarquis "Dee" Bost (born October 12, 1989) is an American-born naturalized Bulgarian professional basketball player for Žalgiris Kaunas of the LKL and the EuroLeague. He also represents the Bulgarian national baskeball team internationally. He played college basketball for Mississippi State University.

High school career[edit]

Bost attended Concord High School in Concord, North Carolina. As a senior in 2006–07, he averaged 17 points, 6.5 rebounds and five assists per game to help lead coach Andy Poplin's CHS team to the 3A state hoops crown. He was subsequently named the 2007 Male Athlete of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and the Charlotte Observer newspaper.[1]

In conjunction with basketball, Bost helped the Spiders become the first 3A school in North Carolina history to claim state titles in both football and basketball during the same academic year. He passed for 2,958 yards and 25 touchdowns on 64-percent accuracy to direct coach E.Z. Smith's 13-3 Spiders to the 2006 Class 3A state football title.[1]

Prep season[edit]

In 2007, Bost enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for one prep season. In 2007–08, he averaged 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.6 steals per game to help lead Hargrave Military to a perfect 29-0 record and the 2008 National Prep Championship title.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Mississippi State, he was named to the 2009 SEC All-Freshman team. In 36 games, he averaged 10.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game.[1][2]

In his sophomore season, he was named to the 2010 All-SEC second team. In 36 games, he averaged 13.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.9 minutes per game.[1][2]

In April 2010, he declared for the NBA draft.[3] In September 2010, he was suspended for 14 games by the NCAA for failing to withdraw properly before the NBA draft's deadline in May and failing to maintain his academics in the spring semester and offseason.[4] Following the suspension, Bost returned to the Bulldogs' line-up as team captain and went on to be named to the All-SEC second team for the second straight year. In 17 games, he averaged 15.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 35.5 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his senior year, he was named to the All-SEC first team and the NABC Division I All-District 21 second team. In 33 games, he averaged 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 36.3 minutes per game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Bost joined the Portland Trail Blazers for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In August 2012, he signed a two-year deal with Budućnost Podgorica of Montenegro.[5][6] After averaging 9.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 2012–13, he parted ways with the club.

2013–14 season[edit]

On August 19, 2013, Bost signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.[7] However, he was later waived by the Trail Blazers on October 22, 2013.[8] In November 2013, he was acquired by the Idaho Stampede as an affiliate player.[9]

On February 13, 2014, Bost was named to the Prospects All-Star team for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game, as a replacement for Jarvis Varnado.[10]

On April 21, 2014, he signed with Trotamundos de Carabobo for the 2014 LPB season.[11]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Bost joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[12] On August 15, 2014, he signed with the Utah Jazz.[13] However, he was later waived by the Jazz on October 10, 2014.[14] On October 24, 2014, he signed with Trabzonspor of Turkey for the 2014–15 season.[15]

2015–16 season[edit]

On August 7, 2015, Bost signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra of Poland for the 2015–16 season.[16]

2016–17 season[edit]

On July 2, 2016, Bost signed with AS Monaco Basket for the 2016–17 season.[17]

2017–18 season[edit]

On July 1, 2017, Bost signed with Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "#3 Dee Bost". HailState.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Dee Bost Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dee Bost, Ravern Johnson Declare For The NBA Draft". forwhomthecowbelltolls.com. SB Nation. April 26, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dee Bost suspended nine games". ESPN.com. September 30, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Buducnost signs playmaker Bost". EurocupBasketball.com. August 2, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Buducnost tabs rookie Dee Bost". Sportando.com. August 1, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ Trail Blazers sign guard Dee Bost
  8. ^ Trail Blazers waive Dee Bost, E.J. Singer, Richard Howell
  9. ^ Stampede acquire Pledger, Finalize Training Camp Roster Archived October 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Replacements Announced For 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire Archived 2015-03-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Dee Bost signs with Trotamundos de Carabobo
  12. ^ Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update
  13. ^ Jazz Signs Free Agent Dee Bost
  14. ^ "Jazz Waive Guards Bost and Murphy". NBA.com. October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Trabzonspor announces Dee Bost". Sportando.com. October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Dee Bost inks with Stelmet Zielona Gora". Sportando.com. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Dee Bost à Monaco !". asmbasket.org (in French). July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Dee Bost joins Zalgiris". Eurohoops.net. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017. 

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