C. J. Fair

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C. J. Fair
CJ Fair dribbling (cropped).jpg
Fair playing for Syracuse at the 2014 NCAA tournament
Free agent
Position Forward
Personal information
Born (1991-09-13) September 13, 1991 (age 26)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school
College Syracuse (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2016 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2016–2017 Limoges CSP
2017–2018 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2018 Windy City Bulls
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team (2015)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2014)
  • First-team All-ACC (2014)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2013)

Carl Keith "C. J." Fair, Jr. (born September 13, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Syracuse University.

High school career

Fair is from Baltimore, Maryland and spent his freshman to junior years of high school at Baltimore City College, a public college preparatory school. The Knights were 18-6 in his freshman season. Fair, a Baltimore Sun First-Team All-Metro selection, helped lead City College to a 25-4 record and a berth in the state regional semifinals as a sophomore.[1] He missed his junior season in high school due to a knee injury, and later committed to Syracuse University in October 2008.[2]

Fair enrolled at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for his senior year. In his one season there, Brewster won the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) title and went 35-5, winning their last 13 games of the season. Fair's season high point total was 32 against South Kent.[3]

College career

Fair defending against Tim Hardaway, Jr. in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament final four.

In his four-year career at Syracuse, Fair played 143 games, averaging 11.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game,[4] as he was named to the All-Big East second team in 2013 and to the All-Acc first team in 2014. He was also named to the NABC Division I All-District 2 first team (2014), USBWA NCAA All-American second team (2014), NABC Division I All-District 5 second team (2013) and USBWA All-District II first team (2013).[3]

On February 13, 2014, he was named one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year.[5]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Syracuse 32 18.6 .543 .333 .609 3.8 .4 .8 .8 6.4
2011–11 Syracuse 37 26.4 .464 .250 .743 5.4 .9 1.1 .5 8.5
2012–13 Syracuse 40 34.9 .470 .469 .755 6.9 .7 1.1 1.1 14.5
2013–14 Syracuse 34 37.8 .429 .276 .725 6.4 1.3 1.3 .8 16.5

Professional career

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2014–2016)

2014–2015 season

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft,[6] Fair joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[7][8] On September 5, 2014, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[9] However, he was later waived by the Pacers on October 25 after appearing in two preseason games.[10] Five days later, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Pacers.[11] In 56 games for the Mad Ants in 2014–15, he averaged 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.[12]

2015–2016 season

After joining the Boston Celtics for the NBA Summer League,[13][14] on September 15, 2015, Fair signed with the Indiana Pacers, returning to the team's training camp for the second year in a row.[15][16] However, he again failed to make the final roster, as the Pacers waived him on October 24 after he appeared in five preseason games.[17] Five days later, he was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[18]

Limoges Cercle Saint-Pierre (2016–2017)

On July 22, 2016, Fair signed with French club Limoges CSP.[19]

Second Stint with Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2017–2018)

On November 2, 2017, Fair was included in the opening night roster of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[20]

Windy City Bulls (2018)

On February 12, 2018, Fair was traded by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to the Windy City Bulls in exchange for Duje Dukan and the returning player rights to Henry Sims.[21]

On March 25, 2018, the Chicago Bulls announced that they had signed Fair[22], but was waived on the next day without playing a game for the Bulls.[23]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT)

In the summer of 2017, Fair competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for Boeheim's Army; a team composed of Syracuse University basketball alum. In five games, he averaged 8.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals to help lead Boeheim's Army to the Semifinal Round where they fell 81-77 to the eventual champions Overseas Elite. Fair also played for Boeheim's Army in 2016. In three games, he averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. [24]

References

  1. ^ "C.J. Fair: Making The Most Of His Final College Season". UPROXX.com. February 18, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Syracuse gets commitment from Baltimore's C.J. Fair". Syracuse.com. October 19, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "C.J. Fair - 2013-14 Men's Basketball". Cuse.com. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "C.J. Fair Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2013-14 Men's Naismith Trophy Midseason 30". NaismithAwards.com. February 13, 2014. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Syracuse's C.J. Fair Not Selected In 2014 NBA Draft". NunesMagician.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 Mavericks Summer Leaugue Schedule/Roster". Mavs.com. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2014 Summer League Player Profile – CJ Fair". NBA.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pacers Sign Four Free Agents". NBA.com. September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Pacers Waive Four Players". NBA.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mad Ants Finalize 2014-15 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 2, 2014. Archived from the original on November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  12. ^ C.J. Fair D-League Stats
  13. ^ "Celtics Announce 2015 Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Former Syracuse forward C.J. Fair lands on an NBA Summer League roster". Syracuse.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  15. ^ "2015-2016 Indiana Pacers Transactions History". RealGM.com. September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  16. ^ "C.J. Fair On What He Can Bring to the Pacers". NBA.com. September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  17. ^ "C.J. Fair and Kadeem Jack Waived". NBA.com. October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Mad Ants add 5 to roster". JournalGazette.net. October 29, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  19. ^ "C.J. Fair signs with Limoges CSP". Sportando.com. July 23, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  20. ^ Stevens, Ryan (November 2, 2017). "Mad Ants Announce 2017-18 Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  21. ^ "WINDY CITY ACQUIRES C.J. FAIR FROM FORT WAYNE; WILL DAVIS II, ALEX HAMILTON AND DRAFT PICK IN SEPARATE THREE-TEAM DEAL". GLeague.NBA.com. February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2018. 
  22. ^ "BULLS SIGN CJ FAIR; WAIVE JAYLEN JOHNSON". NBA.com. March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Bulls sign Sean Kilpatrick; Waive CJ Fair". NBA.com. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  24. ^ https://www.mystatsonline.com/basket/visitor/league/card/card_basket.aspx?IDLeague=43627&IDPlayer=339939

External links

  • Syracuse bio
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