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THEO RATLIFF

PERSONAL

Full name is Theophalus Curtis Ratliff … he and his wife, Kristina, have six children: Adonia, Darius, Stacia, Yasmeen, Alexis and Sasha… studied communications at Wyoming.

COLLEGE

Played four seasons at Wyoming … as a senior was named to the 1995 Western Athletic Conference First Team … averaged 14.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.14 blocks in 28 games … ranked second in the NCAA in blocks … twice named to the All-WAC Defensive Team … finished his career with 425 blocked shots (tied for the 10th highest total in NCAA history) … his career average of 3.83 blocks per game is the 15th best in NCAA history … in his freshman season averaged 1.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11.0 minutes in 27 games.


CAREER NOTES

Twice named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1999 and 2004) … has led the league in blocked shots three times (in 2000–01, 2002–03 and 2003–04) … one of seven players in NBA history to capture the blocked shots title three-or-more times (others are: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Johnson, Mark Eaton, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo and Marcus Camby) … was voted the starting center for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game (missed the game due to a stress fracture in his right wrist) … ranks 17th in NBA history in career blocks (with 1,902) and is fi fth among active players (behind Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Ben Wallace and Marcus Camby) … is the last NBA player – and the only active player – to record 300-or-more blocks in a single season … accomplished the feat during the 2003–04 campaign when he registered 300 blocks in 85 games (prior to Ratliff the last player with 300-plus blocks was Dikembe Mutombo who had 332 blocks in 74 games for Denver during the 1995–96 season) … in his 14-year NBA career has appeared in 751 regular season games averaging 7.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.53 blocks in 26.1 minutes … has seen action in 39 playoff games averaging 5.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.72 blocks in 21.2 minutes in the postseason.

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