Kaniel Dickens

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Kaniel Dickens
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Personal information
Born (1978-07-21) July 21, 1978 (age 41)
Denver, Colorado
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast (Denver, Colorado)
NBA draft2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2000–2011
PositionSmall forward
Career history
2000–2001Ural Great Perm
2001Harlem Globetrotters
2001Fayetteville Patriots
2002Mobile Revelers
2002–2003Beijing Olympians
2003Dakota Wizards
2003Portland Trail Blazers
2004Dakota Wizards
2004Joventut Badalona
2005Idaho Stampede
2005New Jersey Nets
2005–2006Fayetteville Patriots
2006–2007Cherkaski Mavpy
2007–2008Colorado 14ers
2008Cleveland Cavaliers
2008Colorado 14ers
2008–2009Cimberio Varese
2009–2010SLUC Nancy
2010–2011Mazzeo San Severo
2011Southland Sharks
Career highlights and awards

Kaniel Dickens (born July 21, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round (50th pick) in the 2000 NBA draft.

College career[edit]

Dickens first played college basketball for Barton Junior College and then Tyler Junior College. He ended his college career by playing two seasons at the University of Idaho. At Idaho, Dickens averaged 9.3 points and 5.7 rebounds.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In addition to being drafted 50th overall by the Jazz, Dickens was drafted 42nd by the Idaho Stampede of the Continental Basketball Association and 21st by the Las Vegas Silver Bandits of the International Basketball League. Dickens played the 2000–01 season for Ural Great in Russia.[2]

Dickens was signed as a free agent by the Portland Trail Blazers on December 19, 2003 and appeared in 3 games for them during the 2003-04 season. He signed a 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets on 01/05/2005 and saw action in 11 games.

2007–08 season[edit]

Dickens began the 2007–2008 season with the Colorado 14ers of the NBDL. In 29 games (28 starts), prior to his NBA callup, Dickens averaged a team high 20.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Dickens was selected to play in the 2008 D-League All-Star Game.

On February 22, 2008, Dickens was signed to a ten-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers so they would have enough players to face the Washington Wizards that night, due to a depleted roster because of a blockbuster trade the day prior.[3][4] Dickens saw his first action as a Cavalier on that very night, logging seven minutes with one rebound and a blocked shot.

On March 3, 2008, the Cavaliers signed Dickens to a second ten-day contract.[5] His contract expired on March 13, 2008 allowing Dickens to become a free agent.

In August 2008 he signed with Italian club S.S. Basket Napoli. He was waived in September and signed with Pallacanestro Varese later that month.[2]

In August 2009 he signed a contract with the French Pro A team SLUC Nancy.[6]

For the 2011 New Zealand NBL season, Dickens signed with the Southland Sharks.[7]


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