Hasheem Thabeet

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Hasheem Thabeet (born Hashim Thabit Manka on 16 February 1987) is a Tanzanian professional basketball player for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League.wikipedia
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2009 NBA draft

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He played college basketball for UConn before being drafted second overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Tanzanian-born Hasheem Thabeet from University of Connecticut was drafted second by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Memphis Grizzlies

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He played college basketball for UConn before being drafted second overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.
On June 25, 2009, with the second overall pick in the NBA draft, Memphis selected Hasheem Thabeet, then selected DeMarre Carroll with the 27th overall pick.

DeJuan Blair

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He was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was co-Big East Player of the Year with Pitt's DeJuan Blair.
Blair and Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet shared co-Big East Player of the Year honors for the 2008–09 season.

UConn Huskies men's basketball

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He played college basketball for UConn before being drafted second overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ish Smith

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On 24 February 2011, Thabeet was traded, along with a future first-round pick, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Shane Battier and Ish Smith.
On February 24, 2011, Smith was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies along with teammate Shane Battier in exchange for Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll and a future first round draft pick.

Big East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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He was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was co-Big East Player of the Year with Pitt's DeJuan Blair.

Oklahoma City Thunder

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On 11 July 2012, Thabeet signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder also signed free agents Hasheem Thabeet and Daniel Orton, and signed guards Andy Rautins and DeAndre Liggins.

Jonny Flynn

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On 15 March 2012, Thabeet was traded, along with Jonny Flynn and a future second-round pick, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Marcus Camby.
On March 15, 2012, Flynn was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, along with Hasheem Thabeet and a future second-round pick, for Marcus Camby.

2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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According to this system, DeJuan Blair, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough and James Harden were first team selections and Sherron Collins, Luke Harangody, Ty Lawson, Jodie Meeks, Jeff Teague and Hasheem Thabeet were second team selections.

Shane Battier

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On 24 February 2011, Thabeet was traded, along with a future first-round pick, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Shane Battier and Ish Smith.
On February 24, Battier was traded by the Houston Rockets back to the Memphis Grizzlies, where Battier was originally drafted and played the first years of his career, in exchange for center Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll, and a 1st round draft pick.

Portland Trail Blazers

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On 15 March 2012, Thabeet was traded, along with Jonny Flynn and a future second-round pick, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Marcus Camby.
Center Marcus Camby was sent to the Houston Rockets in exchange for center Hasheem Thabeet and point guard Jonny Flynn.

Marcus Camby

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On 15 March 2012, Thabeet was traded, along with Jonny Flynn and a future second-round pick, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Marcus Camby.
Camby was traded at the deadline on March 15, 2012 to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jonny Flynn and Hasheem Thabeet as well as a second round draft pick.

List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career blocks leaders

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Connecticut's Emeka Okafor and Hasheem Thabeet each played three years for the Huskies before also declaring themselves for the NBA Draft.

NABC Defensive Player of the Year

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Hasheem Thabeet, the 2008 and 2009 winner, is a native of Tanzania.

NBA G League

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Hasheem Thabeet (born Hashim Thabit Manka on 16 February 1987) is a Tanzanian professional basketball player for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League.
The tallest player ever to be assigned was Hasheem Thabeet at 7'3", the second player selected in the 2009 NBA draft. The tallest player to ever play in the G League was England's Paul Sturgess at 7'8", who played with the Texas Legends during the 2013–14 season.

Yokohama B-Corsairs

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On 29 September 2017, Thabeet signed with the Yokohama B-Corsairs of the Japanese B.League.

List of tallest players in National Basketball Association history

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Dar es Salaam

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Fort Wayne Mad Ants

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Hasheem Thabeet (born Hashim Thabit Manka on 16 February 1987) is a Tanzanian professional basketball player for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League.

Swahili language

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When first recruited from Tanzania, Thabeet was fluent in Swahili but knew little English.

Cypress Christian School

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He played high school basketball at Cypress Christian School in Houston, Texas where he graduated in 2006.

Texas

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He played high school basketball at Cypress Christian School in Houston, Texas where he graduated in 2006.

Big East Conference

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Thabeet was named to the 2007 All-Big East Rookie Team, along with teammate Jerome Dyson.

Jerome Dyson

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Thabeet was named to the 2007 All-Big East Rookie Team, along with teammate Jerome Dyson.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball

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On 5 January 2008, he tied his career high in blocks with 10 in the Huskies' 73–67 loss at University of Notre Dame.