|Born||August 31, 1973|
|Listed height||7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)|
|Listed weight||325 lb (147 kg)|
|High school||Carver (Chicago, Illinois)|
|College||Central State (1993–1994)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|2000||Grand Rapids Hoops|
|2000||Fort Wayne Fury|
|2001||Gaiteros del Zulia|
|2006||Saba Mehr Kazvin|
|2009–2010||Saba Mehr Qazvin|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Priest Lauderdale (born August 31, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player.
A 7' 4", 325 lb center, Lauderdale was selected 28th overall in the 1996 National Basketball Association Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, after playing collegiately at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and professionally in the Greek League for Peristeri. He also attended Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois but did not play basketball there competitively.
Lauderdale saw action in 35 regular season games for the Atlanta Hawks in the 1996-97 season, averaging 3.2 points as well as 1.2 rebounds per contest, and played also three playoff games for Atlanta that season. He concluded his brief NBA career with the Denver Nuggets in 1997–1998, averaging 3.7 points and 2.6 rebounds (39 games) for the team.
Lauderdale also played in the CBA (2000-01 for the Fort Wayne Fury), the IBL (2000-01 for the Connecticut Pride), in China, Venezuela, Cyprus, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Spain, England, and the United Arab Emirates.
Lauderdale has been serving as a coach at youth camps in Germany.
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