Priest Lauderdale
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Priest Lauderdale
Priest Lauderdale
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Priest Lauderdale, Sofia, Bulgaria, 30 May 2011
Personal information
Born (1973-08-31) August 31, 1973 (age 46)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican / Bulgarian
Listed height7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Listed weight325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High schoolCarver (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeCentral State (1993-1994)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1995-2011
Career history
1995-1996Peristeri Nikas
1996-1997Atlanta Hawks
1997-1998Denver Nuggets
2000Grand Rapids Hoops
2000Fort Wayne Fury
2001Gaiteros del Zulia
2002Apollon Limassol
2002-2005Lukoil Academic
2005-2006Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2006Saba Mehr Kazvin
2007Al-Ittihad Jeddah
2007Al Nasr
2008Shandong Lions
2008-2009Mahram Tehran
2009-2010Saba Mehr Qazvin
2010BC Chernomorets
2010Levski Sofia
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Priest Lauderdale (born August 31, 1973) is an American-Bulgarian retired professional basketball player.


A 7' 4", 325 lb center, Lauderdale was selected 28th overall in the 1996 National Basketball Association Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, after playing collegiately at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and professionally in the Greek League for Peristeri Nikas. He also attended Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois but did not play basketball there competitively.

He concluded his brief NBA career with the Denver Nuggets in 1997-1998.

Lauderdale played professionally in Bulgaria for Lukoil Academic from 2002 to 2005 and received Bulgarian citizenship.[1][2]

Lauderdale also played in the CBA, China, Venezuela, Cyprus, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Spain, England, and the United Arab Emirates.

Lauderdale supports HOOP-CAMPS e.V., a German non profit-organization.[]

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