Alaa Abdelnaby
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Alaa Abdelnaby
Alaa Abdelnaby
Personal information
Born (1968-06-24) June 24, 1968 (age 52)
Alexandria, Egypt
NationalityAmerican / Egyptian[]
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolBloomfield (Bloomfield, New Jersey)
CollegeDuke (1986-1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1990-2000
PositionPower forward / center
Number31, 5, 4, 30
Career history
1990-1992Portland Trail Blazers
1992Milwaukee Bucks
1992-1994Boston Celtics
1994-1995Sacramento Kings
1995Philadelphia 76ers
1995-1996Papagou BC
1996-1997Omaha Racers
1997-1998Olympique Antibes
1999-2000Idaho Stampede
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1465 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds846 (3.3 rpg)
Assists85 (0.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Alaa Abdelnaby (Arabic: ? ‎, born June 24, 1968) is American former professional basketball player. He played for Duke University and then played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Continental Basketball Association (CBA), among other leagues. Abdelnaby is currently a basketball broadcaster/analyst for NBCS Philadelphia, CBS Sports Network, and Westwood One Radio.

Early life

Abdelnaby was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and moved to the United States with his family in 1971 at the age of two.[1] Abdelnaby is Muslim.[2] He was raised in Nutley and Bloomfield, New Jersey and played on the Bloomfield High School basketball team.[3]

Abdelnaby was selected as a standout American high school athlete as both a McDonald's All-American and a Parade All-American.

College career

Abdelnaby played at Duke University from 1986 to 1990, where he was a Third-Team All-ACC selection as a senior.

Abdelnaby commented on Duke University's academic requirements: "The only way I can make five A's is when I sign my name."[4]

Professional career

Abdelnaby was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association with the 25th pick of the 1990 NBA draft, and he spent five years in the league, playing for Portland as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Sacramento Kings. He was signed by the Golden State Warriors but he never played for that franchise.

After leaving the NBA, Abdelnaby played for the Papagou BC (Greece) (1995-1996), the Omaha Racers (CBA) (1996-1997), Olympique Antibes (France) (1997-1998), and the Idaho Stampede (CBA) (1999-2000).

Transactions

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1990-91 Portland 43 0 6.7 .474 .000 .568 2.1 .3 .1 .3 3.1
1991-92 Portland 71 1 13.2 .493 .000 .752 3.7 .4 .4 .2 6.1
1992-93 Milwaukee 12 0 13.3 .464 .000 .750 3.1 .8 .2 .3 5.3
1992-93 Boston 63 52 18.3 .525 .000 .760 4.8 .3 .3 .4 8.2
1993-94 Boston 13 0 12.2 .436 .000 .640 3.5 .2 .2 .2 4.9
1994-95 Sacramento 51 0 9.3 .532 .000 .571 2.1 .3 .3 .2 5.0
1994-95 Philadelphia 3 0 10.0 .091 .000 .000 2.7 .0 .0 .0 .7
Career 256 53 12.5 .502 .000 .701 3.3 .3 .3 .2 5.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991 Portland 5 0 2.6 .333 .000 .000 .6 .0 .0 .0 .8
1992 Portland 8 0 3.1 .500 .000 .500 .5 .3 .0 .0 1.5
1993 Boston 4 4 17.0 .458 .000 .000 3.3 .3 .0 .3 5.5
Career 17 4 6.2 .450 .000 .500 1.2 .2 .0 .1 2.2

Broadcasting career

Abdelnaby began broadcasting NBA games in Arabic in 1995 with Orbit Satellite Television and later worked for other Arabic channels.

Abdelnaby currently serves as the color analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers, working alongside play-by-play commentator Marc Zumoff (NBC Sports Philadelphia). He is also a CBS Sports Network college basketball in-studio analyst and provides color commentary for on-site NCAA basketball games. Additionally, Abdelnaby does color commentary for Westwood One Radio.

References

  1. ^ SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Who, Whom and Whoop in the N.C.A.A. Championship
  2. ^ Blackistone, Kevin (February 12, 2011). "From the Court to Cairo: Alaa Abdelnaby Celebrates for Egypt". SFGate. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Bonk, Thomas. "NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Duke's Abdelnaby Is Driven Blue Devils", Los Angeles Times, 30 March 1990. Accessed August 11, 2008. "Playing for Coach Paul Palek at Bloomfield High School, [Alaa Abdelnaby] yearned for a chance at the NBA. Palek, now assistant principal at Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey, thought the sky was the limit for Abdelnaby."
  4. ^ Alaa Abdelnaby, dukeupdate.com

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