Donald Sloan (basketball)
Sloan playing for the Indiana Pacers in November 2014
|No. 15 – Indiana Pacers|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
January 15, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Seagoville (Dallas, Texas)|
|College||Texas A&M (2006–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2010–2011||Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|2011||Barangay Ginebra Kings (Philippines)|
|2011||Erie BayHawks (D-League)|
|2012||New Orleans Hornets|
|2012||Erie BayHawks (D-League)|
|2013||Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|2013||New Orleans Hornets|
|2013||Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Donald Wayne Sloan (born January 15, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played collegiately at Texas A&M. As a senior during the 2009–10 season, Sloan led the Aggies in scoring with a 17.8 points per game average and was a first team All-Big 12 Conference selection.
High school career
Sloan attended Seagoville High School in the Dallas, Texas area. Over three seasons Sloan's team was 93-10 and Sloan led Seagoville to the regional championship game as a senior. Sloan received two-time all-state recognition.
Sloan played basketball for Texas A&M University from 2006–2010. He was a part of a senior class that won 100 career games at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season, setting the school record for wins by a single class.
Sloan appeared in all 34 games in 2006–07 as a true freshman, averaging 5.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Sloan earned ESPN player of the game honors with 15 points in a win at Oklahoma State. Texas A&M finished the year with a 27–7 record and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.
As a sophomore, Sloan started all 36 games as A&M finished 25–11 after a second round loss to UCLA in the NCAA tournament. Sloan was third on the team in scoring at 9.5 points per game and he was second on the team with 123 assists.
Sloan played in all 34 games as the Aggies finished 24–10 following a second round loss to Connecticut in the NCAA tournament. Sloan averaged 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and led the team with 108 assists.
Sloan, considered by his teammates to be the team's leader, was the leading scorer on a Texas A&M team that finished the regular season with a 22-8 record overall and an 11-5 conference mark, tying the team for second place in the Big 12 Conference. Sloan scored a career high 29 points in an 84-81 loss to New Mexico on December 12. He was third in the Big 12 in scoring. Sloan was named to the Big 12's first team all conference by Big 12 coaches, Dallas Morning News, Colombia Daily Tribune, and Fort Worth Star Telegram. Sloan also received second team all Big 12 Conference honors from the Associated Press and Austin American Statesman. He received national player of the week honors for the week of February 9 by CollegeHoops.net and was a strong contender for the 2009-2010 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year Award. Sloan honored teammate and close friend Derrick Roland, whose season was ended by a broken tibia and fibula, by shaving Roland's #3 into his hair for much of the season.
Following the conference tournament, Sloan was named to the all-tournament team. He finished the 2010 NCAA tournament ranked seventh in Aggie history in career scoring with 1,522 points and eighth in assists with 370.
After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Sloan joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2010 NBA Summer League. He later signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Kings. However, he was later waived by the Kings on October 4, 2010. On October 30, 2010, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League as an affiliate player.
On November 2, 2011, he was reacquired by the Reno Bighorns. Two days later, he was traded to the Erie BayHawks. On December 9, 2011, Sloan signed with the Atlanta Hawks. On January 27, 2012, he was waived by the Hawks.
On February 8, 2012, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets. On February 18, 2012, he was not offered a second 10-day contract after his first 10-day contract expired. On March 5, 2012, he returned to the Erie BayHawks. On March 16, 2012, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In July 2012, he joined the Cavaliers for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On December 25, 2012, Sloan was waived by the Cavaliers.
On January 3, 2013, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On January 7, 2013, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets after just two games with the Skyforce. After the contract expired, he returned to the Skyforce. In February 2013, Sloan was released by the Skyforce in order to join the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "2010 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards Announced". Big 12 Sports. 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- Donald Sloan Recruiting Profile
- "Gillispie Signs Impressive Recruiting Class". ATM University. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Aggie men clinch bye with win over Oklahoma". ATM Battalion. 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Sloan Is A&M's Rock as Aggies Roll". NCAA Basketball Fanhouse. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- "The word on Sloan is he's good: A&M players impressed with senior’s literary talent, leadership". Houston Chronicle. 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- "Donald Sloan leading Texas A&M Aggies toward NCAA tournament bid". Sports Illustrated. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- Zwerneman, Brent. Well-rounded Sloan emerges as leader for A&M, Houston Chronicle, February 27, 2010.
- "OSU's Anderson earns DMN's Big 12 men's player of the year". Dallas Morning News. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "American-Statesman's All-Big 12 men's basketball team". Austin American Statesman. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Add A&M's Sloan to Big 12 MVP race". ESPN Dallas: By Jeff Caplan. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- "Focused Aggies roll, honor injured Roland". San Antonio Express News. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- Big 12 all-tournament team, KansasCity.com, March 14, 2010.
- NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
- Kings Sign Donald Sloan to 1-Year Deal
- J.R. Giddens, Donald Sloan Waived by Kings
- The New Import of Ginebra Gin Kings is Donald Sloan He will Replace Curtis Stinson for the Rest of the Governors' Cup 2011
- HAWKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON DONALD SLOAN
- Hornets Sign Donald Sloan
- Donald Sloan Won’t be Extended Another 10-Day Contract
- Cavaliers Sign Donald Sloan
- Cavaliers Claim Shaun Livingston Off Waivers, Waive Donald Sloan
- Skyforce Acquires Two Former NBA Players in Three-Team Trade
- HORNETS SIGN DONALD SLOAN TO 10-DAY CONTRACT
- Sioux Falls' Donald Sloan Signs with the New Orleans Hornets
- Skyforce Lose Point Guard Donald Sloan to China
- Donald Sloan Signs In China
- Solomon Hill, Donald Sloan Signed
- "Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- Wizards win 4th in row, top Pacers 96-94 in OT