Gerald Fitch

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Gerald Fitch
Gerald Fitch.jpg
Fitch in 2005 with the Miami Heat.
No. 27 – Regatas Corrientes
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLNB
Personal information
Born (1982-08-12) August 12, 1982 (age 36)
Columbus, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High schoolWestside (Macon, Georgia)
CollegeKentucky (2000–2004)
NBA draft2004 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2005Cibona
2005Khimik
2005–2006Miami Heat
2006Austin Toros
2006–2007Galatasaray
2007–2009Pallacanestro Cantù
2009Kepez Bld Antalya
2009–2010Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
2010–2011Aliaga Petkim
2011–2012Unicaja Málaga
2012–2013Strasbourg IG
2013–2014Foshan Long Lions
2014Mersin BB
2016Piratas de Quebradillas
2016Marinos de Anzoátegui
2017San Lorenzo de Almagro
2017Piratas de Quebradillas
2018–presentRegatas Corrientes
Career highlights and awards

Gerald Edwind Fitch (born August 12, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for Regatas Corrientes of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky and has played internationally and in the National Basketball Association.[1]

College career[edit]

Fitch came to Kentucky in 2000 after being named Mr. Basketball in the state of Georgia his senior year at Westside High School in Macon, Georgia. Fitch entered the starting lineup early in his freshman year, and was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team. Fitch had a successful four years at Kentucky, leading the team to records of 32-4 and 27-5 in his junior and senior years, respectively. His college career ended, however, with a missed shot at the buzzer to seal an upset loss to UAB in the second round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2004 NBA draft, Fitch signed with the Washington Wizards prior to the 2004-05 season. He received playing time in the preseason, but was cut prior to the start of the regular season. Fitch then spent that season playing overseas in the Euroleague and the Ukrainian SuperLeague.

Prior to the 2005–06 season, Fitch signed with the Miami Heat,[2] where he was used as third string point guard behind Jason Williams and Gary Payton. At the trade deadline on February 23, 2006, he was shipped to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Derek Anderson,[3] and waived before ever playing a game for them.

On March 7, 2006, Fitch was assigned to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. The following season, he played for Turkish team Galatasaray Café Crown.

On October 1, 2007, the Detroit Pistons signed Fitch via free agency, but he was eventually released during preseason.

At the end of 2007, he was signed by Pallacanestro Cantù.

On January 25, 2011, he signed with Unicaja Málaga in Spain until the end of 2011-12 season.[4][5]

For the 2013–14 season he signed with the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

In March 2014, he signed with Mersin BB of Turkey for the rest of the season.[6]

On February 7, 2016, he signed with the Piratas de Quebradillas of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional.[7]

On January 12, 2017, he signed with San Lorenzo de Almagro of the Liga Nacional de Básquet.[8]

On March 14, 2017, he re-joined the Piratas de Quebradillas for the 2017 BSN season.[9]

On January 28, 2018, he signed with Regatas Corrientes.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Tau hace magia: Mickeal obtiene el pasaporte búlgaro y fichan a Gerald Fitch (in Spanish)
  2. ^ HEAT Sign Gerald Fitch
  3. ^ Rockets Acquire Gerald Fitch from Miami
  4. ^ Unicaja adds scoring guard Fitch
  5. ^ Unicaja Malaga confirms Gerald Fitch for the next season
  6. ^ "Mersin adds Gerald Fitch". TBLstat.net. March 25, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Gerald Fitch inks with Piratas de Quebradillas
  8. ^ Gerald Fitch signs with San Lorenzo in Argentina
  9. ^ Gerald Fitch regresa a Quebradillas (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Gerald Fitch es el nuevo extranjero de Regatas Corrientes (in Spanish)

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