Donald Sloan (basketball)

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Donald Sloan
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Sloan playing for the Indiana Pacers in November 2014
No. 15 – Indiana Pacers
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 27)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Seagoville (Dallas, Texas)
College Texas A&M (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2011 Barangay Ginebra Kings (Philippines)
2011 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2011–2012 Atlanta Hawks
2012 New Orleans Hornets
2012 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2012 Cleveland Cavaliers
2013 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2013 New Orleans Hornets
2013 Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)
2013–present Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
  • CBA champion (2013)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2010)

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.[1]

High school career[edit]

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.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Sloan was listed as the No. 8 point guard and the No. 55 player in the nation in 2006.[2]

Sloan was recruited by Kansas, Oklahoma, Marquette, SMU, and Georgia Tech. He signed with Texas A&M and Coach Billy Gillispie in November 2005.[3]

College career[edit]

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.[4]

Freshman year[edit]

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.

Sophomore year[edit]

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.

Junior year[edit]

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.

Senior year[edit]

Sloan, considered by his teammates to be the team's leader,[5][6] 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.[7] 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.[8] Sloan was named to the Big 12's first team all conference by Big 12 coaches, Dallas Morning News,[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

Following the conference tournament, Sloan was named to the all-tournament team.[13] He finished the 2010 NCAA tournament ranked seventh in Aggie history in career scoring with 1,522 points and eighth in assists with 370.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Sloan joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[14] He later signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Kings.[15] However, he was later waived by the Kings on October 4, 2010.[16] On October 30, 2010, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League as an affiliate player.

In July 2011, he signed with the Barangay Ginebra Kings of the Philippine Basketball Association for the 2011 Governors' Cup.[17]

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.[18]

On February 8, 2012, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets.[19] On February 18, 2012, he was not offered a second 10-day contract after his first 10-day contract expired.[20] On March 5, 2012, he returned to the Erie BayHawks. On March 16, 2012, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[21]

In July 2012, he joined the Cavaliers for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On December 25, 2012, Sloan was waived by the Cavaliers.[22]

On January 3, 2013, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[23] On January 7, 2013, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets after just two games with the Skyforce.[24][25] 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.[26][27]

On July 3, 2013, he signed with the Indiana Pacers and joined the them for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[28]

In July 2014, he re-joined the Pacers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[29] On November 5, 2014, he scored a career high 31 points in the Pacers' 94-96 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards.[30]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Atlanta 5 0 4.0 .375 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.0 1.2
2011–12 New Orleans 3 0 13.7 .357 .000 .500 1.0 2.7 0.7 0.0 4.0
2011–12 Cleveland 25 11 24.3 .403 .091 .808 2.4 3.7 0.4 0.1 6.6
2012–13 Cleveland 20 0 12.9 .346 .368 .800 1.4 1.9 0.3 0.0 4.1
2012–13 New Orleans 3 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013–14 Indiana 48 1 8.2 .376 .238 .600 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.0 2.3
2014–15 Indiana 53 21 20.9 .408 .313 .779 2.7 3.6 0.4 0.0 7.4
Career 157 33 15.5 .394 .276 .757 1.8 2.4 0.3 0.0 4.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Indiana 3 0 3.7 .250 .000 .000 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Career 3 0 3.7 .250 .000 .000 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards Announced". Big 12 Sports. 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  2. ^ Donald Sloan Recruiting Profile
  3. ^ "Gillispie Signs Impressive Recruiting Class". ATM University. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Aggie men clinch bye with win over Oklahoma". ATM Battalion. 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Sloan Is A&M's Rock as Aggies Roll". NCAA Basketball Fanhouse. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Donald Sloan leading Texas A&M Aggies toward NCAA tournament bid". Sports Illustrated. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  8. ^ Zwerneman, Brent. Well-rounded Sloan emerges as leader for A&M, Houston Chronicle, February 27, 2010.
  9. ^ "OSU's Anderson earns DMN's Big 12 men's player of the year". Dallas Morning News. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  10. ^ "American-Statesman's All-Big 12 men's basketball team". Austin American Statesman. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  11. ^ "Add A&M's Sloan to Big 12 MVP race". ESPN Dallas: By Jeff Caplan. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  12. ^ "Focused Aggies roll, honor injured Roland". San Antonio Express News. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  13. ^ Big 12 all-tournament team, KansasCity.com, March 14, 2010.
  14. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
  15. ^ Kings Sign Donald Sloan to 1-Year Deal
  16. ^ J.R. Giddens, Donald Sloan Waived by Kings
  17. ^ The New Import of Ginebra Gin Kings is Donald Sloan He will Replace Curtis Stinson for the Rest of the Governors' Cup 2011
  18. ^ HAWKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON DONALD SLOAN
  19. ^ Hornets Sign Donald Sloan
  20. ^ Donald Sloan Won’t be Extended Another 10-Day Contract
  21. ^ Cavaliers Sign Donald Sloan
  22. ^ Cavaliers Claim Shaun Livingston Off Waivers, Waive Donald Sloan
  23. ^ Skyforce Acquires Two Former NBA Players in Three-Team Trade
  24. ^ HORNETS SIGN DONALD SLOAN TO 10-DAY CONTRACT
  25. ^ Sioux Falls' Donald Sloan Signs with the New Orleans Hornets
  26. ^ Skyforce Lose Point Guard Donald Sloan to China
  27. ^ Donald Sloan Signs In China
  28. ^ Solomon Hill, Donald Sloan Signed
  29. ^ "Rookie/Free Agent Camp Update". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  30. ^ Wizards win 4th in row, top Pacers 96-94 in OT

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