Duane Ferrell

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Duane Ferrell
Personal information
Born (1965-02-28) February 28, 1965 (age 52)
Baltimore, Maryland
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Calvert Hall College
(Towson, Maryland)
College Georgia Tech (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Undrafted
Playing career 1988–1999
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 27, 33
Career history
1988–1989 Atlanta Hawks
1989–1990 Topeka Sizzlers
19901994 Atlanta Hawks
19941997 Indiana Pacers
19971999 Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 3,704 (6.4 ppg)
Rebound 1,132 (1.9 rpg)
Assists 509 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Duane Ferrell (born February 28, 1965) is retired American professional basketball player.

Early life and college career

Ferrell attended high school at Calvert Hall College in Towson, Maryland where he was part of the 1982 National Championship team, the number one rated high school team in the country during his junior year. He went on to attend Georgia Tech from 1984 to 1988. Ferrell was named the 1985 Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year and went on to average 18.6 points per game during his senior year at Georgia Tech.

Ferrell enjoyed his most productive seasons in the NBA as a member of the Hawks

Professional basketball career

Duane Ferrell was never drafted but found his way into the NBA after being signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks in 1988.[1] Ferrell would go on to play in six seasons with the Hawks in the reserve role. His best season came in 1991–92, where he produced a career high of 12.7 points per game while averaging 24.2 minutes per game with Atlanta. In the 1989–90 season, Ferrell started the year playing 40 games for the Topeka Sizzlers in the Continental Basketball Association, averaging 24.3 points per game and earning CBA Newcomer of the Year honors.[2] His performance earned him a return trip to the Hawks to end the season.

Ferrell became a free agent at the end of the 1993–94 NBA season and was signed by the Indiana Pacers on September 30, 1994.[3]

After three seasons in Indiana, Ferrell and Pacers teammate Erick Dampier were traded to the Golden State Warriors for All-Star veteran Chris Mullin on August 12, 1997.[4] Ferrell finished his NBA career with the Warriors, amassing a total of 11 seasons in the league with five NBA Playoffs runs (three times with the Hawks and twice with the Pacers).[1] In 1999, he was traded back to the Hawks alongside Bimbo Coles in a deal that sent Mookie Blaylock to the Warriors. Ferrell was waived by the Hawks, ending his career.

He also worked as the Player Relations and Programs Manager for the Atlanta Hawks until early 2016. Ferrell also gives back to the sport through his involvement with On Court Player Development, a basketball academy and community organization that seeks to develop grassroots basketball programs.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Jack Not the Only Jacket Getting NBA Chance". Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site. 2005-07-08. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  2. ^ 1991-92 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 263
  3. ^ "Pacers add forward Ferrell". Baltimore Sun. 1994-10-01. p. C2. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Mullin Traded To Indiana -- Golden State Gets Dampier, Ferrell For Five-Time All-Star". The Associated Press. The Seattle Times. 1997-08-12. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  5. ^ "On Court - Player Development: About Us". On Court Player Development. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

External links

  • Duane Ferrell NBA stats @ basketball-reference.com
  • "Where Are They Now?": Duane Ferrell
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