Rickey Paulding

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Rickey Paulding
No. 23 – EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1982-10-23) October 23, 1982 (age 34)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school Renaissance (Detroit, Michigan)
College Missouri (2000–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Hapoel Jerusalem
2005–2006 ASVEL Basket
2006–2007 BCM Gravelines
2007–present EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x All-BBL First Team (2013, 2016)
  • 7x German Bundesliga All-Star (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
  • German Bundesliga champion (2009)
  • German Cup winner (2015)
  • 2x Second-team All-Big 12 (2003, 2004)

Rickey Paulding (born October 23, 1982) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of Missouri. In his collegiate career, he scored 1,200 points and grabbed 300 rebounds.[citation needed] Remembered by his fans for scoring 37 points and making an astounding nine threes against Dwyane Wade, Travis Diener and the Marquette Golden Eagles in the Tigers' loss in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament his junior year, he opted to return for his senior season.[citation needed] He was drafted 54th overall in the second round by the Detroit Pistons. In his first year of pro ball, he played for Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel after averaging 12.2 points per game for the Detroit Pistons in the summer leagues. However, he was waived by the Pistons the following year and tried out for the Sacramento Kings, but failed to make the roster. He has played for Lyon Villeurbanne, France and BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral.[1] For the 2007/08 season, he has signed with the German Bundesliga team EWE Baskets Oldenburg.[2]

High school[edit]

He attended Renaissance High School in Detroit. In his senior season, he averaged 25.3 points per game, and 12 rebounds per game, and led his team to a 27-3 record. He was an honorable mention All-USA selection during that season as well.

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