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 44)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American / Bulgarian
Listed height 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Listed weight 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school Carver (Chicago, Illinois)
College Central State (1993–1994)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1995–2011
Position Center
Career history
1995–1996 Peristeri Nikas
1996–1997 Atlanta Hawks
1997–1998 Denver Nuggets
2000 Grand Rapids Hoops
2000 Fort Wayne Fury
2001 Gaiteros del Zulia
2002 Apollon Limassol
2002–2005 Lukoil Academic
2005–2006 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2006 Saba Mehr Kazvin
2007 Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2007 Al Nasr
2008 Al-Hilal
2008 Shandong Lions
2008–2009 Mahram Tehran
2009–2010 Saba Mehr Qazvin
2010 BC Chernomorets
2010 Levski Sofia
2011 Chabeb-Zahle
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Priest Lauderdale (born August 31, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Professional career[edit]

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 Nikas. He also attended Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois but did not play basketball there competitively.

He concluded his brief NBA career with the Denver Nuggets in 1997–1998.

Lauderdale played professionally in Bulgaria for Lukoil Academic from 2002 to 2005 and received Bulgarian citizenship.[1][2]

Lauderdale also played in the CBA, China, Venezuela, Cyprus, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.

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