Tiny Gallon

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Tiny Gallon
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Gallon prepares to shoot a free throw in a game against the Texas Legends in 2015
Free agent
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1991-01-18) January 18, 1991 (age 28)
Vallejo, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High schoolOak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
CollegeOklahoma (2009–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Maine Red Claws
2011Bakersfield Jam
2013Atléticos de San Germán
2013Texas Lone Star Strikers
2013–2014Delaware 87ers
2014Henan Shedianlaojiu
2014–2015Delaware 87ers
2015Henan Shedianlaojiu
2016Hebei Xianglan
2017–2018Aomori Wat's
Career highlights and awards

Keith Lee "Tiny" Gallon (born January 18, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Aomori Wat's of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for Oklahoma.

High school career[edit]

Gallon played in the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game. The 2009 game was held at the BankUnited Center on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. The game was played on April 1, 2009 and was nationally televised on ESPN.[2] The All American Boys treated nearly 6,000 fans to one of the best All American Games in recent history. The high scoring, back-and-forth game kept everyone on the edge of their seats. It wasn’t until Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech) slammed home an alley oop pass from Lance Stephenson, with just 40 seconds remaining, that the East Team felt in control.

Top contributors to the East victory were John R. Wooden MVP Award winner Derrick Favors, with 19 points and eight rebounds, and Dante Taylor (Pittsburgh), with 15 points and six rebounds. Lance Stephenson added a solid performance that consisted of 12 points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals. Peyton Siva (Louisville) put his name in the record books, as he compiled nine assists.

The West Team used a balanced offensive attack that resulted with six players scoring in double figures. Keith Gallon (Oklahoma) was the top performer for the West Squad in both points (20) and rebounds (7), while Naismith Sportsmanship Award winner Avery Bradley, Jr. (Texas) tallied 15 points and six rebounds. John Henson (North Carolina) shot 70% from the field, which led to 14 points.

The East Team came back from an eight-point halftime deficit, due in large part to strong second half shooting (60%) and a 19-point advantage from their bench players. The 113-110 victory increases the East's lead to 18-14 in the overall series.[1][circular reference]

College career[edit]

Gallon was born and raised in Vallejo, California. He played high school basketball at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. He played one season for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2009–10.

On December 31, 2009, in a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Gallon shattered the backboard while attempting an alley-oop.[2] While a freshman center for the Sooners, Gallon received a $3,000 wire transfer in August 2009, according to a document obtained by TMZ. The money was deposited in a bank account jointly held by Keith and his mom, Sylvia Wright. The money was sent from Jeffrey Hausinger, a Merrill Lynch financial adviser who reps several professional athletes. As a result, he was deemed "ineligible" by the NCAA. This forced Oklahoma to forfeit the entire 09-10 season. [3]

Professional career[edit]

Gallon was selected with the 47th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA draft. He joined the Bucks for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On September 3, 2010, he signed with the Bucks. However, he was waived on October 6. On October 19, he signed with the Boston Celtics. However, he was waived on October 21.[4]

On October 30, 2010, Gallon was acquired by the Maine Red Claws. On March 3, 2011, he was traded to the Bakersfield Jam.

In November 2012, Gallon was re-acquired by the Bakersfield Jam.[5] In January 2013, he was waived by the Jam before appearing in a game for them.

In April 2013, Gallon joined Atléticos de San Germán of Puerto Rico. He left after 3 games.

On June 1 and 2 of 2013 he played for the Texas Lone Star Strikers against Portland Chinooks International Basketball League.

On December 30, 2013, Gallon was acquired by the Delaware 87ers.[4] On April 23, 2014, he signed with the Henan Shedianlaojiu for 2014 NBL season.[6]

On November 3, 2014, Gallon was reacquired by the 87ers.[7] He was placed on the inactive list February 12, 2015 due to a season-ending injury and waived.[8] On May 23, 2015, he re-signed with Henan Shedianlaojiu of China for the 2015 NBL season.[9]

On February 8, 2017, Gallon signed with French club Limoges CSP.[10] Seven days later, he left the club after not passing the tryout period.[11]

On August 16, 2017, Gallon signed with the Aomori Wat's of the Japanese B.League for the 2017–18 season.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 McDonald's All-American Boys Game#2009 West Roster
  2. ^ Tiny Gallon breaks backboard - New Year's Eve 2009 - Oklahoma vs. Gonzaga
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b Tiny Gallon Player Profile – RealGM
  5. ^ Ten Players Added to Jam Training Camp Roster Archived 2015-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Tiny Gallon inks with Henan Shedianlaojiu
  7. ^ DELAWARE 87ERS ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
  8. ^ "Delaware 87ers acquire Orion Outerbridge". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Tiny Gallon signs with Henan in Chinese NBL". Sportando.com. May 23, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  10. ^ Limoges CSP signs Tiny Gallon to replace Bernard James
  11. ^ Tiny Gallon didn't pass tryout period with Limoges CSP
  12. ^ 【お知らせ】Bリーグ 2017-18シーズン 青森ワッツ選手契約基本合意について (in Japanese)

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