Jarrid Famous

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Jarrid Famous
Free agent
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1988-07-16) July 16, 1988 (age 30)
Bronx, New York
NationalityAmerican / Lebanese
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolBlessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel
(New Rochelle, New York)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011SKP Banska Bystrica
2011–2012Iowa Energy
2012Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2012Meralco Bolts
2012Petron Blaze Boosters
2012Metros de Santiago
2012–2013Los Angeles D-Fenders
2013Iowa Energy
2013Leñeros de Los Mina
2013–2014Tadamon Zouk
2014–2015Iowa Energy
2015Texas Legends
2015GlobalPort Batang Pier
2015Fujian Sturgeons
2016Bucaneros de La Guaira
2016Maccabi Haifa
2017Al Naser Dubai
2017Caciques de Humacao
2017Gallitos de Isabela
2017–2018Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia
2018Blackwater Elite
Leñadores de Durango

Jarrid Jerome Famous (born July 16, 1988) is an American-Lebanese professional basketball player who last played for the Blackwater Elite of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He played college basketball at both Westchester Community College and the University of South Florida.

High school and college career[edit]

After graduating from Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School, Famous went to Westchester Community College where he averaged 25.2 points, 13.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game as a sophomore, being named one of 10 players named to the NJCAA Division I All-American first-team for the 2008-2009 season. After his sophomore season, he transferred to South Florida, where he played in 31 games and started 20, averaging 8.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.5 blocks per night.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Famous went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. In October 2011, he signed with SKP Banska Bystrica of Slovakia. However, he left after just 2 games. On November 3, 2011, he was selected in the third round of the 2011 NBA D-League draft by the Iowa Energy. On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Indiana Pacers. However, he was waived on December 23. On December 26, he was reacquired by the Iowa Energy. On January 5, 2012, he was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On January 27, 2012, his contract was bought out by the Mad Ants.[2] In February 2012, he joined the Meralco Bolts of the Philippines for the Commissioner's Cup. He later joined the Petron Blaze Boosters.

In July 2012, he joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the Milwaukee Bucks for the Las Vegas Summer League. Following the Summer League, he joined Metros de Santiago of the Dominican Republic. On September 27, 2012, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. However, he was waived on October 7.[2] In November 2012, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On January 30, 2013, he was traded to the Iowa Energy.[2] In May 2013, he signed with Leñeros de Los Mina of the Dominican Republic. Later that year, he signed with Tadamon Zouk of Lebanon for the 2013–14 season.

In July 2014, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2014 NBA Summer League. In September 2014, he signed with Jiangsu Dragons of China.[3] However, he was later released by Jiangsu on October 31, 2014 before appearing in a game for them.[4]

On December 12, 2014, he was reacquired by the Iowa Energy.[5] On February 24, 2015, he was traded to the Texas Legends in exchange for a 2015 third-round draft pick.[6]

In May 2015, he returned to the Philippines, this time with GlobalPort Batang Pier.[7] In nine games for GlobalPort, he averaged 30.2 points and 23.0 rebounds per game.[8]

In July 2015, he joined the Washington Wizards for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[9] On July 24, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[10] However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games.[11] Five days later, he signed with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association,[12] making his debut on November 6.[13] On December 24, he left Fujian to play for Hekmeh of the Lebanese League,[14] playing in seven games with the team. On February 5, he left Hekmeh and signed with Al-Muharraq of the Bahraini League.[15] On March 2, he moved to Bucaneros de La Guaira of the Venezuelan League.[16]

On October 5, 2016, Famous signed with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli League.[17] On December 14, 2016, he parted ways with Haifa after appearing in six games.[18] On January 2, 2017, he signed with Al Naser Dubai of the UAE National Basketball League.[19]

In February 2017, he was supposed to sign with the Phoenix Fuel Masters as their import for the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.[20] However, his former PBA team, GlobalPort, refused to let go of their rights on him, pushing the Fuel Masters to choose for another import.[21]

On March 7, 2017, Famous signed with the Caciques de Humacao of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional.[22]

On August 3, 2017, Famous signed with Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia of the Liga Nacional de Básquet.[23]

In March 2018, Famous signed with the Blackwater Elite of the Philippine Basketball Association as their import for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.[24]

International career[edit]

In August 2012, Famous competed for the Lebanese national basketball team in the 2012 William Jones Cup after he was naturalised earlier that year.[25]


  1. ^ "Jarrid Famous bio". GoUSFLBulls.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Jarrid Famous Player Profile – RealGM". RealGM.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jiangsu Dragons officially land Jarrid Famous". Sportando.com. September 29, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "Jiangsu Dragons cut Jarrid Famous, signing Chris Singleton". Sportando.com. October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  5. ^ "IOWA ENERGY ACQUIRE JARRID FAMOUS". NBA.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Legends Acquire Jarrid Famous from Iowa". OurSportsCentral.com. February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jarrid Famous joins Globalport". Asia-Basket.com. May 22, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Fajardo favorite to raise BPC trophy on Sunday". ABS-CBN.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Castillo, Jorge (July 15, 2015). "Almost Famous: Jarrid Famous's long journey brings him to Wizards summer league squad". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Mavs sign John Jenkins and Jarrid Famous". Mavs.com. July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mavericks waive Jarrid Famous, sign Tu Holloway". InsideHoops.com. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  12. ^ "Jarrid Famous reportedly signing in China with Fujian". Sportando.com. October 27, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Regular Season Round 2: Fujian QB - Guangsha L. 110-119". Eurobasket.com. November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  14. ^ Saddi, Michel (December 24, 2015). "Sagesse adds Famous to their roster". Asia-Basket.com. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  15. ^ "Official: Jarrid Famous signs with Bahrain's Al Muharraq SC". jadsaade.com. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "Jarrid Famous signs with Bucaneros de la Guaira". Sportando.com. March 2, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  17. ^ "Jarrid Famous inks with Maccabi Haifa". Sportando.com. October 5, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  18. ^ "Maccabi Haifa release Jarrid Famous". Sportando.com. December 14, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  19. ^ "Al Naser signs Jarrid Famous". Eurobasket.com. January 2, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  20. ^ Beltran, Nelson (March 1, 2017). "Ginebra to stick with Brownlee for PBA Commissioner's, Governors Cup". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  21. ^ Sacamos, Karlo (March 3, 2017). "Eugene Phelps a back-up plan for Phoenix as plan to bring in Jarrid Famous hits snag". spin.ph. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  22. ^ "Caciques cuadran sus importados". bsnpr.com (in Spanish). March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  23. ^ "Jarrid Famous (ex Isabela) agreed terms with GECR Indalo". Eurobasket.com. August 3, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  24. ^ Ramos, Gerry (9 March 2018). "Jarrid Famous makes PBA comeback with Blackwater as KIA taps new import CJ Aiken".
  25. ^ "Philippines stumble in loss to Lebanon; title chance unlikely". TaipeiTimes.com. August 24, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.

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