Lonny Baxter

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Lonny Baxter
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Personal information
Born (1979-01-27) January 27, 1979 (age 39)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
College Maryland (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 2002–2013
Position Power forward / Center
Number 35, 3
Career history
20022003 Chicago Bulls
2003–2004 Toronto Raptors
2004 Washington Wizards
2004 Yakima Sun Kings
2004 New Orleans Hornets
2005 Panathinaikos
2005–2006 Houston Rockets
2006 Charlotte Bobcats
2006–2007 Montepaschi Siena
2007–2008 DKV Joventut
2008–2009 Panionios
2009–2010 Beşiktaş Cola Turka
2010–2012 Enisey Krasnoyarsk
2013 Guaiqueríes de Margarita
Career highlights and awards

Lonny Leroy Baxter (born January 27, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) in height, and played the power forward and center positions.

Player career[edit]

College[edit]

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.[citation needed]

NBA[edit]

Baxter was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 15th pick of the second round (44th overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft.[1] On February 9, 2006, Baxter was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Charlotte Bobcats for Keith Bogans.

Europe[edit]

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.[2]

Personal[edit]

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. [3] He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine on August 31, 2007. [4]

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