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RON ARTEST

PERSONAL

His full name is Ronald William Artest, Jr... Nickname is "Ron-Ron"... He and his wife Kimsha have three children... Sponsors basketball tournaments four times a year in his hometown neighborhood of Queensbridge, New York... Has a record label called "Tru Warier" ... Was a mathematics major at St. John's... Spent more than 40 hours in the Detroit community this offseason speaking to youth groups and other organizations about the importance of family, education, and helping others...Co-hosted the Wheelchair Charities, Inc. annual celebrity basketball game in September at Madison Square Garden to assist paraplegic and quadriplegic patients, an event also attended by Kings teammates Francisco Garcia, Kevin Martin, and Louis Amundson...Took part in the Call-A-Pacer program in Indiana...Participates in Kings sponsored youth basketball clinics...Helped donate and refurbish a Kings' Reading and Learning Center at the Stanford Settlement in Sacramento...Hosted a group of Sacramento youth in an evening at the movies screening 'Curious George' at Natomas Theatres in February...Was named a McDonald's All-American and the Co-Player of the Year in New York City and the state of New York as a senior (1997-98)...Teamed with Elton Brand and Lamar Odom on the same AAU team as a teenager...Shoe size 16 (k1x).

COLLEGE

Averaged 13.1 ppg (.445 FG%, .355 3pt%, .589 FT%), 6.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.20 bpg, and 1.90 spg in 69 games over two seasons at St. Johns, leading the Red Storm to a 50-19 record … Earned First Team All-Big East accolades, was a Wooden Award finalist, and was named a third team All-American by the Associated Press, the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Basketball Times as a sophomore (1998-99) … Also named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association District II Player of the Year after leading St. John's to the NCAA Regional Finals, the school's best showing in the tournament since 1991 … Owns three St. John's single-season records attained in his sophomore year, ranking fourth with 58 three-pointers made, fourth in steals (76), and 10th with 44 blocked shots … Posted the second triple-double in school history with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists vs. Seton Hall … Averaged 11.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, and 1.60 spg as a freshman, earning Big East All-Rookie and All-Big East Tournament honors (1997-87).


NBA HONORS



Named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-Defensive First Team selection in 2003-04 (also voted to the All-NBA Third Team) after averaging 18.3 ppg (.421 FG%, .310 3pt%, .733 FT%), 5.3 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.08 spg, and 37.2 mpg in 73 games … Earned All-Defensive First Team honors in 2005-06 in first season with Sacramento, finishing fourth in balloting for Defensive Player of the Year … Member of the 2004 Eastern Conference All-Star team in Los Angeles, posting seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 17 minutes (2/15) … Runner-up to Detroit's Ben Wallace for the 2002-03 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team … Named to the 1999-2000 Schick All-Rookie Second Team … Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors on three occasions as a member of the Pacers (Mar. 22-28, 2004, Nov. 3-9, 2003, and Nov. 11-17, 2002).




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Category: Lakers Roster | Added by: KobeBryant (16/December/2010)
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