Bryant Stith

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Bryant Stith
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Stith coaching in December 2015
Old Dominion Monarchs
Position Assistant coach
League Conference USA
Personal information
Born (1970-12-10) December 10, 1970 (age 46)
Emporia, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school Brunswick (Lawrenceville, Virginia)
College Virginia (1988–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 1992–2002
Position Shooting guard
Number 23, 20
Coaching career 2003–present
Career history
As player:
19922000 Denver Nuggets
2000–2001 Boston Celtics
2001–2002 Cleveland Cavaliers
As coach:
2003–2013 Brunswick HS
2013–present Old Dominion (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,946 (10.1 ppg)
Rebounds 1,983 (3.4 rpg)
Assists 1,178 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bryant Lamonica Stith (born December 10, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a men's assistant basketball coach at Old Dominion University.

Basketball career

College career

Stith was the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year in 1989. He finished his career in 1992 as Virginia’s all-time leading scorer with 2,516 points. Stith earned first-team All-ACC honors three times and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1992 National Invitation Tournament.[1] During Stith's time at Virginia, the Cavaliers compiled four 20-win seasons, three NCAA appearances and the 1992 National Invitation Tournament championship. [2]

Professional career

A 6'5" (1.96 m) shooting guard, Stith was selected from the University of Virginia with the 13th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 1992 NBA draft. Stith played only 39 games in his rookie season, but would play (and start) all 82 games next season (1993–94) averaging 12.5 points per game. Stith later on struggled with injures in his career with the Nuggets. Stith played eight seasons with the team before being traded to the Boston Celtics. He was also traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Andre Miller for Darius Miles.[3] He retired before ever playing for the Clippers.

International career

He played for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[4]

Post basketball

Since retiring from the NBA, Stith has been involved in NASCAR, in which he owns a team with race car driver and fellow Emporia native, Hermie Sadler.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.[1]

After the close of his NBA career, Stith became the head coach of the Brunswick (VA) High School Bulldogs.[5] The team won state championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[6]

Personal

His sons, Brandan and B.J., have committed to play basketball at East Carolina University in 2013 and the University of Virginia in 2014, respectively.[7]

After 1 year at East Carolina Brandan transferred to Old Dominion to play for his father who is ODU's assistant coach.[8]

Younger son B.J. played one year at the University of Virginia before also transferring to Old Dominion University to play for his father, and with his brother. He will sit out the 2015-2016 basketball season and have 3 years of eligibility left for the Monarchs. [9]

In 2013, Stith was hired as an assistant at Old Dominion University to work under his former UVA head coach Jeff Jones.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b Stith into Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Virginia Men's Basketball: All-Americans, Retired Jerseys & Numbers
  3. ^ Miller, Stith head west for Miles, Jamison - NBA - ESPN
  4. ^ 1990 USA Basketball Archived April 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ For Stith, There's No Place Like Home
  6. ^ Brunswick wins third straight state championship - Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond VA
  7. ^ Father Figure | The University of Virginia Magazine
  8. ^ http://www.odusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209609942
  9. ^ http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/b-j-stith-transferring-from-u-va-to-old-dominion/article_8ce5774a-61d9-5d20-a77d-f1125a81b6e0.html
  10. ^ Miller, Ed (May 4, 2013). "Former U.Va. star Bryant Stith hired at Old Dominion". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 

External links

  • NBA.com profile
  • Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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