John Linehan (basketball)

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John Linehan
Personal information
Born (1978-05-01) May 1, 1978 (age 38)
Chester, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school Chester (Chester, Pennsylvania)
Winchendon (Winchendon, Massachusetts)
College Providence (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Position Point guard
Career history
2002–2003 Greenville Groove
2003–2004 Dakota Wizards
2004–2006 Paris Basket Racing
2006 Strasbourg IG
2006–2007 SLUC Nancy
2008–2009 Kalev/Cramo
2009–2010 Cholet Basket
2010–2013 SLUC Nancy
Career highlights and awards

John Lewis Linehan (born May 1, 1978) is an American professional basketball player. He played competitively at Chester High School, then at Winchendon School (Winchendon, Massachusetts). He played guard for Providence College from 1997 to 2002. The 5'9", 165 lb. player finished his collegiate career as the NCAA all-time leader in steals with 385.[1]

He holds the assists in a single-game record in Euroleague. In the 3rd November he delivered 15 assists.

He led the Big East Conference in steals three different seasons, earning the Big East Defensive Player of the Year and Second Team All-Big East honors his last two seasons. As a senior in 2001–02, he averaged 12.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.5 steals, finishing second in the nation in steals. As a result, he was awarded the Henry Iba Corinthian Award that season.[2]

Linehan was not drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Greenville Groove of the then-National Basketball Development League (NBDL). In 2003–04 he played for the Dakota Wizards of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and won the league championship with the team.[3]

After the CBA championship Linehan moved to Europe and signed with Paris Basket Racing of the LNB in France, where he also played two years (2006–08) for SLUC Nancy.

In 2008–09 he played for BC Kalev/Cramo, in Estonia. With the team he won Estonian Cup and Estonian Championship title.

In July 2009 he signed a one-year contract with French Pro A team Cholet Basket.[4] He won the 2009–10 French championship with the team.

In July 2010 Linehan signed a contract with French Pro A team SLUC Nancy, and in 2010–11 they won the French championship.

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  1. ^ "Linehan Breaks NCAA Steals Mark". Associated Press Online. 2002-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Division I Career Steal Leaders". Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Dakota Wizards at CBA Museum".  Retrieved on 2009-01-11
  4. ^ "CHOLET BASKET inks John Linehan".  Retrieved on 2009-07-21

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