Drew Naymick

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Drew Naymick
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Free agent
Position Center
League B.League
Personal information
Born (1985-02-18) February 18, 1985 (age 32)
Muskegon, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school North Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan)
College Michigan State (2003–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Kotwica Kołobrzeg
2009–2010 Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto
2010–2011 Bakersfield Jam
2011–2013 ČEZ Nymburk
2014 Soles de Mexicali
2014 Atléticos de San Germán
2014–2015 Aris Thessaloniki
2015–2016 Medi Bayreuth
2016 Link Tochigi Brex
2016 Alvark Tokyo
Career highlights and awards

Drew Naymick (born February 18, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Alvark Tokyo of the B.League. He played collegiately at Michigan State.[1] He played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans and also played professionally for Kotwica Kołobrzeg of the Dominet Bank Ekstraliga in Poland prior to the 2009–2010 season.

College career[edit]

In his 2003–2004 season he appeared in 22 games. He scored his first point against Kansas. He also brought down 13 rebounds throughout the year. When they played UCLA he got his first of many blocked shots. Michigan State made the NCAA basketball tournament.

At the end of the 2004–2005 season, he was awarded the Academic All-Big Ten, and got the Michigan State Scholar-Athlete Award. Again the team made the NCAA tournament and made it to the Final Four.

Naymick's 2005–2006 season ended quickly due to an injury. Once again he was awarded the MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award. Because of his shoulder injury he was red shirted and given another year to compete in the NCAA. Even though Naymick could not play the team made it to the NCAA tournament. In 2006–2007 he played in 35 games and started the last eleven. He had 55 blocked shots which was 2nd in school history. He averaged 3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks per game and 22 steals on the season. Again he made the Academic All-Big Ten and got the MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award. Again the team made it to the NCAA tournament. In Naymick's final season, he appeared in 36 games while starting 23 of them. He was ranked 3rd in the Big Ten for blocked shots averaging 1.67 blocks per game. Throughout the season he averaged 4.3 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. He also had a total of 60 blocked shots which made him Michigan State's career leader in blocked shots tallying 134 total blocks. And to conclude Naymick's final season the team made the NCAA tournament but lost to Memphis.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After graduation, Naymick hired an agent and signed with a Polish team. Naymick's team won the Polish Cup in 2009, and Naymick won the defensive player of the year award to finish off his final season in Poland. [3]

During the summer of 2009 he played for the Indiana Pacers.[4]

After playing in the Polish league, he signed with Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto in Spain.[5]

Coming off of his season with Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto he once again went to play for the Pacers during the summer of 2010, but was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Naymick played in 2 games for a total of 16 minutes. [6]

On September 24, 2010, Naymick signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[7] He was waived on October 21 at the end of training camp. He then signed with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[8]

In August 2011 he signed a one-year deal with ČEZ Nymburk in Czech Republic.[9]

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