Levy Middlebrooks

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Levy Middlebrooks
Personal information
Born (1966-02-04) February 4, 1966 (age 53)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Ignatius Prep
(San Francisco, California)
CollegePepperdine (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Undrafted
Playing career1988–2002
PositionPower forward
Career history
1988-1989Obradoiro CAB
1989-1991Valvi Girona
1991-1992Bakersfield Jammers
1992-1993Pezoporikos Larnaca
1993-1997Fighting Eagles Nagoya
1998-1999MZT Skopje
1999San Luis
2000Olimpia Venado Tuerto
2000-2001CB Tarragona
2001Dorados de Chihuahua
2001Tecolotes de la UAG
2002Circuito Mexicano de Básquetbol
Career highlights and awards

Levy Middlebrooks (born February 4, 1966)[1] is an American former professional basketball player. He is best known for college career at Pepperdine University, however, from 1984 to 1988.

A native of San Francisco, California, Middlebrooks attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory and was a standout player for the Wildcats.[2] He earned a scholarship to play for the Waves and thus he enrolled in the fall of 1984. During his freshman year he helped lead them to a West Coast Athletic Conference championship and a berth into the 1985 NCAA Tournament, where Pepperdine would lose in the first round. Middlebrooks was named the WCAC Freshman of the Year.[3] The following season, the Waves once again won the WCAC, qualified for the 1986 NCAA Tournament, and lost in the first round.[4] This would be Middlebrooks' last experience with the NCAA Tournament as the Waves did not make it during his junior season and only qualified for the 1988 National Invitation Tournament in his senior year.[4] During his final two years, Middlebrooks led Pepperdine in rebounding with 9.0 and 10.7 rebounds per game, respectively.[4] As a senior, he was named the WCAC Player of the Year, becoming the eighth player in school history at the time to garner this award.[2]

After his collegiate career ended, Middlebrooks tried out with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.[5] He was not selected in the subsequent NBA Draft, and so he carved out a professional career which took him from the Continental Basketball Association to various teams in Mexico, Spain, Cyprus and Argentina.[6] In Mexico, he played for Laguneros, Tecos UAG, and Dorados.[6] In Spain, he played for Obradoiro, Girona and CB Tarragona,[6] while in Cyprus he played for AEK Larnaca.[1] He also played for MZT Skopje from Macedonia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Levy Middlebrooks". FIBA Europe. 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Ripton, Ray (April 7, 1988). "Waves Star Could be Early Round Pick in NBA: Season Ends, and Waiting Begins". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Teams (1985)". PepperdineSports.com. Pepperdine University. 2002. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c ESPN Editors (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: Random House, Inc. p. 362. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Ripton, Ray (July 28, 1988). "Ex-Wave Cager Levy Middlebrooks Clears First Pro Hurdle". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c "Levy Middlebrooks career". LatinBasket.com. EuroBasket, Inc. 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.