Renaldo Major

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Renaldo Major
No. 7 – Yakima SunKings
Position Small forward
League NAPB
Personal information
Born (1982-05-07) May 7, 1982 (age 36)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Carver (Chicago, Illinois)
College
NBA draft 2004 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Gary Steelheads
2005 Dodge City Legend
2005–2006 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2006 Gary Steelheads
2006 Dodge City Legend
2006–2007 Dakota Wizards
2007 Golden State Warriors
2008–2011 Dakota Wizards
2011–2012 Bakersfield Jam
2012 Fuerza Regia
2012–2013 Bakersfield Jam
2013 Mets de Guaynabo
2013 Kataja
2014–2016 Bakersfield Jam
2016–2017 Reno Bighorns
2017 Moncton Magic
2018–present Yakima SunKings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Renaldo Major (born May 7, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Yakima SunKings of North American Premier Basketball. He played college basketball for South Plains College and Fresno State. With 5,058 career points, Major is the all-time leading scorer in the NBA G League's history.[1]

College career[edit]

From 2000 to 2002, Major played college basketball for South Plains College where he was an all-conference selection in 2000–01 and averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game in 2001–02. He then transferred to Fresno State in 2002 where he earned WAC All-Newcomer Team honors in 2002–03.[2] He played 28 games and started six of them in 2002–03.[2]

In his two-year career at Fresno State, he averaged 10.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 41 games (13 starts).[3]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Fresno State 28 6 22.7 .516 .486 .805 4.5 1.1 0.4 0.4 10.0
2003–04 Fresno State 13 7 26.7 .412 .345 .778 3.5 1.1 0.7 0.2 10.7
Career[3] 41 13 24.0 .477 .424 .795 4.1 1.1 0.5 0.4 10.2

Professional career[edit]

In 2004–05, Major played for the Gary Steelheads of the Continental Basketball Association and later joined the Dodge City Legend of the United States Basketball League for the 2005 season. In 2005–05, he spent time with both the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the Gary Steelheads, before again re-joining the Dodge City Legend for the 2006 USBL season.

On November 2, 2006, Major was selected by the Dakota Wizards in the fourth round of 2006 NBA D-League draft. On January 17, 2007, he signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.[4] Following the ten days with the Warriors where he managed one game against the Los Angeles Clippers, he returned to Dakota, where he played out the 2006–07 season.

In July 2007, Major joined the Miami Heat for the 2007 NBA Summer League. On August 1, 2007, he signed with Tisettanta Cantù of Italy for the 2007–08 season.[5] Later that month, he was released in favor of Denham Brown.[6] While trialling with the Denver Nuggets in October 2007, a loose heart valve was detected during a routine medical, requiring him to have open heart surgery and scuppering his chances of a deal with the franchise.[7][8]

After missing the entire 2007–08 season with his heart problem, Major re-joined the Dakota Wizards in 2008 where he went on to play three seasons for them.

In November 2011, Major joined the Bakersfield Jam.[9] On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers but he was later released on December 19, 2011, and he returned to Bakersfield.

In July 2012, Major joined the NBA D-League Select Team for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[10] In August 2012, Major signed with Fuerza Regia of Mexico[11] before leaving in September. In November 2012, he was reacquired by the Bakersfield Jam.[12] After the D-League season, he signed with the Mets de Guaynabo of Puerto Rico.[13]

In August 2013, he signed with Kataja Basket Club of Finland for the 2013–14 season[14] but later left in December 2013 after 12 league games and five EuroChallenge games. In January 2014, he re-joined the Bakersfield Jam.

In July 2014, Major signed with the Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League[15] but later left the team in September 2014 after sustaining a foot injury.[16] In November 2014, he once again returned to Bakersfield.[17] On December 5, 2014, he reclaimed the NBA D-League all-time scoring record from Ron Howard.[18] On April 20, 2015, he was named the recipient of the 2015 NBA Development League's Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award.[19]

In November 2015, Major returned to the Jam for a fifth stint.[20]

On October 31, 2016, Major was acquired by the Reno Bighorns.[21]

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

NBA[edit]

Regular season
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Golden State Warriors 1 0 27.0 .200 .500 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 5.0
Career[22] 1 0 27.0 .200 .000 .500 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 5.0

NBA D-League / G League[edit]

Denotes seasons in which Major won an NBA D-League championship
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07† Dakota Wizards 45 45 33.9 .502 .280 .812 5.4 2.6 1.5 0.7 18.2
2008–09 Dakota Wizards 42 42 38.1 .520 .245 .846 5.3 3.5 1.9 0.8 16.9
2009–10 Dakota Wizards 49 8 27.8 .519 .320 .831 4.5 2.3 1.0 1.0 12.3
2010–11 Dakota Wizards 49 48 35.1 .513 .211 .754 5.5 1.7 1.3 0.7 15.7
2011–12 Bakersfield Jam 46 46 31.8 .533 .214 .789 4.7 2.3 1.5 0.9 15.2
2012–13 Bakersfield Jam 41 36 29.0 .464 .241 .793 3.3 1.3 1.3 0.8 13.6
2013–14 Bakersfield Jam 11 2 23.5 .500 .412 .808 3.4 1.2 1.3 0.6 8.4
2014–15 Bakersfield Jam 46 9 24.0 .500 .410 .825 3.4 1.5 1.2 0.6 8.7
2015–16 Bakersfield Jam 42 8 19.3 .459 .360 .852 1.9 1.0 0.6 0.5 6.1
2016–17 Reno Bighorns 29 1 18.1 .390 .379 .776 1.8 0.6 0.7 0.4 5.1
Career[23] 400 245 28.9 .502 .324 .805 4.1 1.9 1.3 0.7 12.6

NBA D-League / G League Records[edit]

Renaldo Major holds the NBA G League record for the following statistical categories:

  • Most points scored, career (5,058)[1]
  • Most games played, career (400)[24]
  • Most minutes played, career (11,555)[25]
  • Most field goals made, career (1,702)[26]
  • Most field goals attempted, career (3,392)[27]
  • Most free throws made, career (1,486)[28]
  • Most free throws attempted, career (1,847)[29]
  • Most steals, career (502)[30]
  • Most personal fouls, career (969)[31]

National team career[edit]

In 2011, Major won a bronze medal with the USA Basketball Men's Pan American Games Team.[18]

Personal[edit]

Major is the son of Natline Jones and the late Ronald Major, and has one brother, Amir, and three sisters, Latoye, Amira and Ashing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Points". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Player Bio: Renaldo Major :: Men's Basketball". Go Bulldogs. Archived from the original on September 14, 2004. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Renaldo Major College Stats". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Warriors sign Renaldo Major to 10-Day contract
  5. ^ La Tisettanta Cantù ingaggia Renaldo Major (in Italian)
  6. ^ BASKET, CANTU' RIMPIAZZA MAJOR CON CANADESE DENHAM BROWN (in Italian)
  7. ^ Nix move is 'great fit' for Renaldo
  8. ^ Former Carver player Renaldo Major recovered from heart surgery, but not loss of dad
  9. ^ Rosters Set for 2011-12 NBA Development League Regular Season Archived 2011-11-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ 2012 Select Team Bio: Renaldo Major
  11. ^ RENALDO MAJOR, PRIMER REFUERZO DE FUERZA REGIA PARA LA TEMPORADA 2012-2013 Archived 2014-01-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps Archived 2015-12-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Guaynabo inks Renaldo Major
  14. ^ "Amerikkalaislaituri Renaldo Major Kataja Basketin haaviin". katajabasket.fi. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Nix signal intent with Major capture". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  16. ^ 2014/15 BBL Signings – Roster Tracker
  17. ^ Bakersfield Jam Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster Archived 2015-11-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ a b Renaldo Major Becomes the All-Time Leading Scorer in NBA D-League History
  19. ^ RENALDO MAJOR RECEIVES NBA D-LEAGUE’S JASON COLLIER SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
  20. ^ "Jam Announce 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  21. ^ Jones, Kyle (October 31, 2016). "BIGHORNS ANNOUNCE 2016-17 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Renaldo Major Stats". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Renaldo Major D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  24. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Games". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  25. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Minutes Played". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  26. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Field Goals". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  27. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Field Goal Attempts". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  28. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Free Throws". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  29. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Free Throw Attempts". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  30. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Steals". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  31. ^ "D-League Career Leaders and Records for Personal Fouls". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 

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