Mark Blount

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Mark Blount
Mark Blount.jpg
Blount in 2007.
Personal information
Born (1975-11-30) November 30, 1975 (age 42)
Yonkers, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolSummerville
(Summerville, South Carolina)
Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
Dobbs Ferry
(Dobbs Ferry, New York)
CollegePittsburgh (1995–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1997–2010
PositionCenter
Number30, 15
Career history
1997Yakima Sun Kings
1997–1998Paris Basket Racing
1998Atlantic City Seagulls
1998La Crosse Bobcats
1999–2000Baltimore Bayrunners
2000New Jersey Shorecats
20002002Boston Celtics
2002–2003Denver Nuggets
20032006Boston Celtics
20062007Minnesota Timberwolves
20072009Miami Heat
Career NBA statistics
Points4,941 (8.2 ppg)
Rebounds2,784 (4.6 rpg)
Blocks508 (0.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mark D. Blount (/ˈblʌnt/ BLUNT; born November 30, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player. He was a 7'0" (2.13 m) tall, 250 lb (113 kg) center with several teams in the National Basketball Association.

Career[edit]

Blount spent his freshman year of high school in Summerville, South Carolina, playing for Summerville High School. He then transferred to Oak Hill Academy. He then went to Dobbs Ferry High School for his senior year and was named Mr. Basketball for Westchester County. He played his collegiate basketball at the University of Pittsburgh before being drafted 54th overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, and spent three seasons in the minor American leagues.

He was first signed by the Boston Celtics as a free agent on August 1, 2000 and led the team with 76 blocks that season, the most by a Celtics rookie since Kevin McHale in 1980–81.

During the 2003–04 NBA season, Blount emerged as a dependable center, putting up 10.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.29 blocks per game in 29.3 minutes per game. He had a 28-point, 21-rebound game vs. the Orlando Magic on March 1, 2004.

Off the court[edit]

Blount invested in multiple properties and has opened a few Cinnabon and Auntie Anne's franchises since retiring in 2010. He is the author of the book My First Triple Double.[1]

Transactions[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Boston 64 50 17.2 .505 .000 .697 3.6 .5 .6 1.2 3.9
2001–02 Boston 44 0 9.4 .421 .000 .811 1.9 .2 .4 .4 2.1
2002–03 Denver 54 24 16.4 .393 .000 .717 3.4 .6 .4 .9 5.2
2002–03 Boston 27 7 19.2 .563 .000 .750 4.6 .8 .7 .6 4.4
2003–04 Boston 82 73 29.3 .566 .000 .719 7.2 .9 1.0 1.3 10.3
2004–05 Boston 82 57 26.0 .529 .000 .713 4.8 1.6 .4 .8 9.4
2005–06 Boston 39 25 27.8 .511 .000 .764 4.2 1.7 .4 .9 12.4
2005–06 Minnesota 42 30 27.5 .506 .000 .747 4.8 .8 .6 1.0 10.2
2006–07 Minnesota 82 81 31.0 .509 .290 .754 6.2 .8 .5 .7 12.3
2007–08 Miami 69 46 22.3 .462 .386 .638 3.8 .6 .5 .5 8.4
2008–09 Miami 20 0 10.4 .385 .407 .615 2.1 .2 .1 .4 4.0
Career 605 393 23.1 .504 .359 .723 4.6 .8 .5 .8 8.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002 Boston 4 0 9.8 .500 .000 1.000 1.8 .3 .5 .5 1.5
2003 Boston 10 0 14.4 .545 .000 .700 3.6 .2 1.1 .8 3.1
2004 Boston 4 4 36.3 .486 .000 .737 9.3 1.0 1.5 2.0 12.0
2005 Boston 4 0 10.8 .286 .000 .000 1.5 .3 .0 .0 2.0
Career 22 4 16.9 .467 .000 .697 3.9 .4 .9 .8 4.2

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ D. Watkins (February 26, 2017). "WATCH: Success after pro sports: Former NBA player Mark Blount gives tips for entrepreneurs". Salon (website).
  2. ^ Szczerbiak, Davis change teams in seven-player trade. Updated January 27, 2006
  3. ^ By trading two more veteran starters, Wolves grow even younger. Updated October 24, 2007
  4. ^ "Minnesota Acquires Mark Blount from the Heat". NBA.com. 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  5. ^ TIMBERWOLVES WAIVE C MARK BLOUNT

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