Wesley Person

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Wesley Person
Personal information
Born (1971-03-28) March 28, 1971 (age 44)
Brantley, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Brantley (Brantley, Alabama)
College Auburn (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1994–2005
Position Shooting guard
Number 11, 1, 7, 10
Career history
19941997 Phoenix Suns
19972002 Cleveland Cavaliers
20022003 Memphis Grizzlies
2003–2004 Portland Trail Blazers
2004 Atlanta Hawks
2004–2005 Miami Heat
2005 Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,192 (11.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,402 (3.3 rpg)
Assists 1,234 (1.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wesley Lavon Person (born March 28, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. After his playing career, Person became an assistant women's basketball coach and then the head men's basketball coach at Enterprise-Ozark Community College.[1] He was fired from the latter position in 2010.[2]

Selected by the Phoenix Suns 23rd overall in the 1994 NBA Draft out of Auburn University, Person played for seven teams throughout his career. He played three seasons for the Suns, five for the Cleveland Cavaliers, 82 games over two seasons for the Memphis Grizzlies, 33 games for the Portland Trail Blazers, nine games for the Atlanta Hawks, sixteen games for the Miami Heat and 25 for the Denver Nuggets. Person retired with career averages of 11.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.

Born in Brantley, Alabama, Person is the younger brother of former NBA player Chuck Person,[1] and his son Wesley, Jr. is a top high-school player in Alabama for Brantley High School.[3]


  1. ^ a b 2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers' Chuck Person is more than just a mentor - ESPN Los Angeles
  2. ^ Enterprise State fires former Auburn star Wesley Person as basketball coach | al.com
  3. ^ Brantley guard Wesley Person Jr. talks recruiting and ties to Auburn (video) | al.com

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