Eddie Basden

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Eddie Basden
Personal information
Born (1983-02-15) February 15, 1983 (age 35)
New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolEleanor Roosevelt
(Greenbelt, Maryland)
CollegeCharlotte (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–2016
PositionShooting guard
Career history
2005–2006Chicago Bulls
2006Tulsa 66ers
2006–2007Fenerbahçe Ülker
2007Cholet Basket
2007–2008Telekom Bonn
2008–2009Mersin BB
2009–2010Austin Toros
2011Maroussi
2011–2012Franca Basquetebol Clube
2012Petron Blaze Boosters
2012–2013Huracanes de Tampico
2013Trotamundos de Carabobo
2013San Carlos
2013–2014Franca Basquetebol Clube
2016Gigantes E. México
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Edward Richard Basden (born February 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who formerly played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College career[edit]

Basden, born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, played competitive basketball in Greenbelt, Maryland at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, where he played against former Chicago Bulls teammate Mike Sweetney. He verbally committed to play college basketball at UMass, choosing them over Villanova, Maryland, Georgetown and George Mason.[1] He was released from his letter of intent following the resignation of Minutemen head coach Bruiser Flint,[2][3] and Basden then committed to play for Charlotte. During his career with the 49ers he was named Conference USA Player of the Year in 2005, and Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. In his senior season he was also named National Defensive Player of the Year by many college basketball analysts. He is the Conference USA all-time leader in career steals,[4] and holds the all-time Charlotte record for steals.[5] His #13 jersey was retired on February 19, 2009.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Basden went undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft, but was invited to play on the Chicago Bulls Reebok Summer League team, where a strong performance earned him a two-year contract with the Bulls. He appeared in 19 games for the Bulls in 2005-06, averaging 2.1 points per game.

On August 18, 2006, Basden was traded by the Bulls to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Martynas Andriuskevicius. He was later signed by Fenerbahçe of Turkey. He averaged 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 25 minutes for Fenerbahçe in the Euroleague and was one of key players in the team's 2007 Turkish Basketball League championship.

Basden later played for the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League.[7] After finishing his contract with the Toros, he went to play for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association, but was ultimately rejected for exceeding the league's 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) height limit.[8] In March 2011 he signed with Maroussi BC in Greece.[9] In October 2011 he signed with Franca Basquetebol Clube in Brazil.[10] In 2012, he signed as an import with the Petron Blaze Boosters of the Philippine Basketball Association.[11] He later played for various teams in Latin America.[12]

Career highlights[edit]

  • 2004 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2005 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2005 Conference USA Player of the Year
  • 2005 Conference USA All-Time Steals Leader
  • 2005 ESPN National Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2007 Turkish Basketball League Champion with Fenerbahçe

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