Alton Ford

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Alton Ford
Personal information
Born (1981-05-29)May 29, 1981
Houston, Texas
Died April 2, 2018(2018-04-02) (aged 36)
Pearland, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Milby (Houston, Texas)
College Houston (2000–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 2001–2011
Position Center
Number 4, 1
Career history
20012003 Phoenix Suns
2003–2004 Houston Rockets
2004 ASVEL
2004–2005 Fujian Xunxing
2005–2006 Anwil Włocławek
2007–2008 Igokea
2008–2009 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2009 Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2009 Reno Bighorns
2010 Bourg-en-Bresse
2011 Erie BayHawks

Alton Ford, Jr. (May 29, 1981 – April 2, 2018) was an American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association and other leagues. He last played for the NBA D-League team the Erie BayHawks.

Ford was born in Houston, Texas and attended Houston ISD Milby High School.

He was selected 50th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He played with the Phoenix Suns from 2001 to 2003, and then with the Houston Rockets in the 2003-04 NBA season. He played overseas from 2004–2008.

Personal life and death

Ford and his wife, Victoria had four children.[1]

Ford died of lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, on April 2, 2018. He was 36.[2] His funeral was held on April 5, 2018.[3]


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  2. ^ Duarte, Joseph (April 3, 2018). "Alton Ford, former player for Milby, UH, Rockets, dies at 36". Houston Chronicle.
  3. ^ Alton Ford, Jr.

External links

  • Player profile @
  • Alton Ford @ ESPN

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