|No. 21 – Miami Heat|
June 13, 1989 |
Gastonia, North Carolina
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school||The Patterson School
(Lenoir, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|2010–2012||→Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|2012–2013||Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|2013||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|2013||Amchit Club (Lebanon)|
|2013||Sichuan Blue Whales (China)|
|2013–2014||Al Mouttahed Tripoli (Lebanon)|
|2014||Jiangsu Tongxi (China)|
|2014||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|2014||→Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Hassan Niam Whiteside (born June 13, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Marshall Thundering Herd before being drafted 33rd overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA draft.
Born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina, Whiteside attended three high schools as a youth living in Gastonia. These include Hunter Huss High School, Ashbrook, and Forestview. Even more difficult than attending three high schools in two years, was living with a single mother and six siblings.
For his junior year of high school, he moved in with his father in Newark, New Jersey. There he played at East Side High School where he averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5.5 blocked shots per game in 2006–07. He moved back to North Carolina for the 2007–08 school year and attended Hope Christian Academy (Charlotte, North Carolina). In 2008–09, he played prep basketball at The Patterson School in Lenoir, North Carolina where he helped lead Patterson to a 34–2 record and a No. 1 national ranking with former Marshall teammate DeAndre Kane.
Whiteside was rated as the No. 19 center in the Class of 2009, according to Scout.com and ranked as the No. 87 recruit in the Class of 2009 by Rivals.com. He played in the 2009 Reebok All-American preview game, and was a member of both the United Celtics (NC) AAU Team and the New Jersey Panthers AAU team as a high schooler.
Whiteside came to Marshall University under the radar during the start of the 2009–10 season, but it did not take long for him to make national attention. He was spotlighted in the December 28 edition of ESPN The Magazine's College Basketball column after he amassed 14 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocked shots, in 29 minutes of play in a 60–53 win over the Ohio Bobcats on November 28. A few weeks later on December 12, Whiteside recorded the Thundering Herd's first ever triple-double in a 105–54 rout of the Brescia Bearcats, scoring 17 points, grabbing 14 rebounds, and blocking 11 shots. Whiteside would go on to have two more triple-doubles on the year against the UCF Knights on January 13, and February 27. He finished the season as the nation's leading shot blocker with 182 blocked shots, he also broke the C-USA record, held by Tulsa's Jerome Jordan, for most blocked shots in a single season and broke the Marshall record for the most blocked shots in a single season and in a career all in his freshman year. The 182 blocks were also enough to set a national record for most by a freshman in a single season, topping the total of 177 by BYU's Shawn Bradley in 1990–91.
|2009–10||Marshall Thundering Herd||34||13.1||8.9||0.3||0.6||5.4||.524||.600||.588||26.1||1.9|
Sacramento Kings, D-League and overseas
On June 24, 2010, Whiteside was drafted with the 3rd pick in the 2nd round of the 2010 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. On July 19, he signed a four-year, $3.8 million contract with the Kings. The first two years of the deal were guaranteed for $1.76 million.
On March 5, 2011, Whiteside had surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his left knee, which sidelined him for the season. He only appeared in one game with the Kings during his rookie season.
On December 14, 2012, Whiteside was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On January 4, 2013, Whiteside was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Damian Saunders. After the D-League season, he joined Amchit Club in Lebanon.
On May 26, 2013, Whiteside joined the Sichuan Blue Whales (NBL) in China. He played 27 games averaging 25.7 points (56.4% shooting), 16.6 rebounds, 5.1 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game. He was named Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year, and was selected to the All-NBL 1st Team. The Blue Whales went undefeated in the playoffs en route to the NBL Championship. Whiteside was awarded Finals MVP.
In November 2013, Whiteside signed with Al Mouttahed Tripoli of the Lebanese Basketball League. He was released in April 2014. The next month, he joined the Jiangsu Tongxi of China, before leaving them in June after 17 games.
On September 25, 2014, Whiteside signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. However, he was later waived by the Grizzlies on October 22, 2014. On October 30, 2014, he was reacquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Two days later, his rights were traded to the Iowa Energy. He officially joined the Energy on November 14, 2014. On November 19, he re-signed with the Grizzlies. However, he was waived again the next day. On November 22, he re-joined Iowa.
On November 24, 2014, Whiteside signed with the Miami Heat. On December 13, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, but was recalled two days later. On January 4, 2015, he recorded his first career double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in a 88-84 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
On January 11, 2015, Whiteside recorded a then career-high 23 points, 16 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks in a 104-90 win against the Los Angeles Clippers. On January 25, he recorded his first career triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and franchise record 12 blocks in a 96-84 win over the Chicago Bulls. In the process, Whiteside became just the fourth player in the last 25 years with at least 12 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks in a game and the first player since Manute Bol with 12 blocks off the bench in 25 minutes or less. Bol had 13 blocks in 23 minutes. On February 4, he scored a career-high 24 points on 12-of-13 shooting along with 20 rebounds in a 101-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. His 90% field goal shooting and his 20/20 night makes him one of only four players in NBA history to achieve that feat.
On March 2, Whiteside got into a fight with Alex Len of the Phoenix Suns. The following day, the NBA fined Whiteside $15,000 for his role in the altercation. On March 10, he was suspended for one game without pay for striking Kelly Olynyk during the Heat's March 9 loss to the Boston Celtics. He went on to finish fourth in the NBA Most Improved Player Award voting. During his first season with the Heat, Whiteside averaged a double-double with 11.8 points and 10 rebounds per game.
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|
Awards and honors
- 2010 Sporting News second team All-American
- 2010 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
- 2010 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
- 2010 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
- 2010 A member of FOXSports.com's All-Freshman Team
- 2010 CBSSports.com Freshman All-American Team
- 2010 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
- 2010 Conference USA 7-time Rookie of The Week
- 2010 Second Team All-Conference USA
- 2010 NCAA Second Team All-Freshman Team
- 2010 Led NCAA Division I in blocks
- 2010 First NCAA Conference USA player to ever record three triple-doubles in a season
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 13 or more blocks in a game
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season blocks leaders
- List of National Basketball Association players with most blocks in a game
- Gastonia's Whiteside back in the NBA
- Welcoming Whiteside
- HERD MEN SIGN HASSAN WHITESIDE
- HASSAN WHITESIDE
- Hassan Whiteside Bio
- TEAM UNITED
- ESPN Recruiting
- Whiteside Featured In Two National Articles
- Marshall vs. Brescia recap
- Marshall vs. UCF box score--January 13, 2010
- Marshall vs. UCF box score--February 27, 2010
- "Herd's Whiteside to Turn Pro". WOWK. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
- College Statistics
- Kings give Whiteside financial security, opportunity for growth
- Kings assign Whiteside to Reno
- Kings Recall Hassan Whiteside
- Kings C Whiteside has knee surgery
- SACRAMENTO KINGS ASSIGN HONEYCUTT, WHITESIDE TO BIGHORNS
- Kings Recall Whiteside
- "KINGS WAIVE HASSAN WHITESIDE". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 16, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- Skyforce Acquires Whiteside
- Skyforce Acquires Saunders From Vipers
- @youngwhiteside Welcome to Amchit Welcome to Lebanon
- "Hassan Whiteside signed by Al Moutahed". Court-side.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Hassan Whiteside officially fired from Al Mouttahed Club". lebanesebasketball.net. April 30, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
- HASSAN WHITESIDE basketball profile – 2014 stats
- Memphis Grizzlies announce 2014 Training Camp roster
- Grizzlies waive Earl Clark and Hassan Whiteside
- IOWA ENERGY FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
- Iowa Energy Acquire Hassan Whiteside
- Memphis Grizzlies re-sign Kalin Lucas & Hassan Whiteside
- Memphis Grizzlies waive Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside
- Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside Rejoin Iowa Energy
- HEAT Signs Hassan Whiteside
- HEAT Assign Napier and Whiteside to Skyforce
- HEAT Recall Napier and Whiteside From Skyforce
- Watch Hassan Whiteside Strong Hand Some Nets Shots (Video)
- Hassan Whiteside showing plenty of upside as Miami Heat trumps Los Angeles Clippers
- "Wade, Bosh, Whiteside lead Heat over Bulls 96-84". NBA.com. January 25, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "Alum Hassan Whiteside Makes History with 12 Blocks, Triple-Double". NBA.com. January 26, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "Hassan Whiteside does a lot in a little time". ESPN.com. January 25, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
- "Rubio's return sparks Wolves late in 102-101 win over Heat". NBA.com. February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
- Thornburgh, Tristan (March 2, 2015). "Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside Tackles Phoenix's Alex Len, Both Players Ejected". BlearcherReport.com. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
- Hassan Whiteside suspended 1 game
- "Bulls' Butler wins 2014-15 Kia Most Improved Player Award". NBA.com. 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- Whiteside Earns More Awards
- Mcgill, Chuck (March 21, 2010). "7-foot Marshall freshman may still be growing". USA Today. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Marshall Thundering Herd bio
- NBA D-League Profile