Memphis Grizzlies Shareef Abdur-Raheem stats,net worth

Shareef Abdur-Raheem memphis biography,stats,children,net worth
Memphis Grizzlies’ Shareef Abdur-Raheem wife,son,stats,net worth,biography.
Julius Shareef Abdur-Raheem is an American former professional basketball player and the current president of the NBA G League from Marietta, Georgia. Born on December 11, 1976 to Aminah and William Abdur-Rahim, he’s the second eldest sibling in a family of twelve.

Growing up, he was surrounded by family members who played basketball; his brother Muhammed, played at the University of Detroit while his younger brother Amir, played at Southeastern Louisiana University. Abdur-Rahim started playing competitive basketball at Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. At Wheeler, he was named “Mr. Basketball” in bak-to-back seasons, and he led
the school to a state title as a junior in 1994. Abdur-Rahim averaged 31 points, 12.4 rebounds and 4 blocks per game in his senior year. He later attended college at the University of California, Berkeley, where he maintained a GPA of 3.5. He averaged 21.1 ppg and 8.4 rpg in 28 games at California. He was the first freshman in Pac-10 history to win Conference Player of the Year honors, and was named in the Third Team All-America by the Associated Press. Shareef set single-season records for points, scoring average, field goals and free throws, earning him the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award.

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After a year at California, he decided to leave college to enter the 1996 NBA Draft. Abdur-Raheem was selected by the Grizzlies in the 1996 NBA Draft (back when they were in Vancouver) as tird overall, behind Allen Iverson and Marcus Gimby. His impact was felt immediately he started playing for the Grizzlies. He became the franchise’s leading scorer while set a record of 18.7 points per game, averaing 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He finished third in balloting for the Schick NBA Rookie of the Year behind Iverson and Marbury, and he was picked for the All-Rookie First Team. By the end of the 1996-97 season, he led the team, scoring on 33 occasions and rebounding on 23 occasions. In his sophomore season, he averaged 22.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
The following season, he still remained the centerpiece of the Grizzlies team. He elevated his performance with 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Shareef Abdur-Raheem wife,son,stats,net worth,biography.

Despite his performance, the Grizzlies were unable to make it out of the bottom spot of the Midwest Division. In the 2000-01 season, he finished with a 20.5 point average the fourth straight season, and was ranked in the top 20 in 13 NBA Statistical categories. The most important game Abdur-Rahim played for the Grizzlies was on December 1, 2000 against the Indiana Pacers, where he earned all of the 20 points the Grizzlies scored in the final quarter of the game. On June 27, 2001, the Atlanta Hawks reached an agreement to acquire Abdur-Rahim from the Grizzlies in the 2001 NBA Draft in exchange for Pau Gasol- the third overall pick in the draft, BrevinKnight, Lorenzen Wright.

His return to his hometown provided a significant amount of buzz around the league, coupled with his expected partnership with sophomore Jason Terry. He scored his 10,000th points on December 28, 2008, making him the sixth-youngest player in NBA history to achieve that. He played for the Hawks till 2005 when he was sent to the Portland Trail Blazers on February 9, 2004. His impact in the two season he spent with the Blazers was less than in his previous seasons. At the end of the 2004-05 season, he became a free agent. He was traded during the off season to the New Jersey Nets via a principle agreement but he failed a physical in August 4, 2005 due to scar tissues found in his knees. The trade was initially put on hold but was later rescinded after he was quoted saying “I don’t feel I want to be a Net”.

Abdur-Rahim later signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings on August 12, 2015. During his time with the Kings, he ended his streak of having played the most games in the NBA history without participating in the post-season. He retired o September 22, 2008, due to a persistent injury that forced him into playing just six games in the 2007-08 season. He joined the Kings’ coaching staff and worked with the franchise till September 2014.

Prior to his time in the NBA, Abdur-Rahim was the USA’s leading scorer and rebounded in the 1994 COPABA Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament held in Argentina. He helped push the American squad to an 8-0 record, the gold medal and a qualifying berth in the 1995 FIBA Junior World Championship. He was also named to the USA Basketball’s 1995 Junior Select Team that captured an 86-77 victory over an International Select Team in the inaugural Hoop Summit Game. While playing for the Grizzlies, he was a replacement for Grant Hill, who couldn’t join the USA Men’s Basketball team. The team included NBA Stars like Kevin Garnett and Tim Hardaway and they won the gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Abdul-Rahim was once the associate vice president of basketball operations of the NBA and assistant general manager for Reno Bighorns and Sacramento Kings. He was named the president of the NBA G League on December 11, 2018 to replace Malcolm Turner.
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wife Delicia

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Son Jabri
Abul-Rahim is a devoted Muslim. He and his wife, Delicia have two children: a son Jabri, and a daughter, Samiyah. Jabri, as of 2019 was rated as an ESP Top 30 player in the high school class of 2020 and has committed to playing for the Virginia Cavaliers.  Abdur-Rahim has a foundation – the Future Foundation, which provides after-school and other support services for youth at-risk in Atlanta. He has a degree in Sociology from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
He values his parents for their guiding influence on him since his youth and credits them with his life philosophy: “remember how you came on all your accomplishments and stay humble.”
He has a net worth of $45m.

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