Priest Lauderdale

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Priest Lauderdale
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Priest Lauderdale, Sofia, Bulgaria, 30 May 2011
Personal information
Born (1973-08-31) August 31, 1973 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Listed weight325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High schoolCarver (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeCentral State (1993–1994)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1995–2011
Number15, 30
Career history
1996–1997Atlanta Hawks
1997–1998Denver Nuggets
2000Grand Rapids Hoops
2000Fort Wayne Fury
2001Gaiteros del Zulia
2002Apollon Limassol
2002–2005Lukoil Academic
2005–2006Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2006Saba Mehr Kazvin
2007Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2007Al Nasr
2008Shandong Lions
2008–2009Mahram Tehran
2009–2010Saba Mehr Qazvin
2010BC Chernomorets
2010Levski Sofia
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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.[1]

Lauderdale played professionally in Bulgaria for Lukoil Academic from 2002 to 2005 and received Bulgarian citizenship.[2][3]

Lauderdale also played in the CBA (2000-01 for the Fort Wayne Fury), the IBL (2000-01 for the Connecticut Pride),[4] 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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Priest Lauderdale | Denver Nuggets". Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  2. ^ PRIEST LAUDERDALE basketball profile Nationality: USA-Bulgarian.
  3. ^ – Basketball News – Priest Lauderdale – a Bulgarian. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Priest Lauderdale minor league basketball Statistics on". Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  5. ^ "Priest Lauderdale: Ehemaliger NBA Basketballer bei HOOP-CAMPS". Retrieved 2022-03-27.

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