January 27, 1979 |
Silver Spring, Maryland
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||264 lb (120 kg)|
|High school||Hargrave Military Academy
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2004||Yakima Sun Kings|
|2004||New Orleans Hornets|
|2009–2010||Beşiktaş Cola Turka|
|2013||Guaiqueríes de Margarita|
|Career highlights and awards|
While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, Baxter won the 2002 NCAA championship along with teammates and future NBA players Juan Dixon, Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox by defeating Indiana. He was named a regional MVP of the NCAA Tournament twice, in 2001 and 2002.
Baxter was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 15th pick of the second round (44th overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft. On February 9, 2006, Baxter was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Keith Bogans.
During the 2004-05 season Baxter played some games for the Greek A1 League team Panathinaikos, before getting injured and agreeing with the club for his release. On August 8, 2006, Baxter signed with the Italian League team Montepaschi Siena. In 2008, he joined Panionios. In 2009, he moved to Beşiktaş Cola Turka.
On August 16, 2006, Baxter was arrested in Washington, D.C., only a few blocks from the White House after firing a .40 caliber Glock handgun into the air. On August 23, 2006, Baxter was sentenced to 60 days in prison after pleading guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition charges. The judge in the case did not accept the plea bargain that had been arranged with the prosecution for a sentence of time served.
"There's no good reason for a person who's not working in law enforcement or presidential protection to be in possession of a loaded weapon within blocks of the White House, let alone to fire it into the air," Iscoe said.
Baxter was later charged with shipping four guns via FedEx in July 2006 without notifying them that the shipment contained firearms. Baxter pled guilty to this crime on July 19, 2007.  He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine on August 31, 2007. 
- "NBA Draft Board". nba.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- Turkbasket.com Beşiktaş Cola Turka signs Baxter.
- Ex-Terp, former Bull Baxter pleads guilty to illegally shipping guns. Archived 2007-08-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Former Terp Baxter Sentenced to 60 Days in Prison.
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