College: Seton Hall
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Years Pro: 9 years
Averaged 8.1 points, 8.2 boards and a team-high 1.45 blocks in 80 games (46 starts) during his lone season with Sacramento … with 116 blocks, he became the first Kings player to reach the century mark in blocks in a season since Keon Clark (150) and Vlade Divac (105) each hit 100-plus in 2002-03 … scored in double-figures in 26 games with 20-plus in four outings … grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 30 games … recorded 16 double-doubles … posted a career-high 27 points (10-16 FG, 7-10 FT), 16 rebounds and two blocks vs. Golden State (3/14/11) … pulled down a season-high 19 rebounds while tallying 13 points (4-9 FG, 5-6 FT) at Philadelphia (3/27).
In the NBA
Owns career averages of 8.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.88 blocks in 662 games (537 starts) through nine NBA seasons with Philadelphia (2001-10) and Sacramento (2010-11) … ranks 28th in NBA history in blocks per game and stands ninth among active players. … has finished seven of the last nine seasons ranked in the NBA’s top-10 in blocked shots … in eight seasons with the 76ers, tallied 1,131 blocks, which currently ranks second in franchise history behind Hall-of-Famer Julius Erving (1,293) … appeared in all 82 regular season contests over four straight NBA seasons (2006-07 to 2009-10) … his games played streak ended at 354 games after missing the 2010-11 season opener at Minnesota (10/27/10) … posted his finest statistical campaign to date in 2007-08 with the 76ers, averaging 10.5 points, a career-best 10.4 rebounds, 2.34 blocks and a career-high 33.2 minutes per game in starting all 82 outings … ranked fourth in the NBA in blocks in 2007-08, eighth in rebounds (third in offensive rebounds) and 20th in field goal percentage (.513, 339-661 FG) … was one of only nine players to average a points-rebounds double-double for the entire 2007-08 campaign … averaged a career-high 10.7 points (.541 FG%), 8.9 rebounds and 1.94 blocks in 82 contests in 2006-07 with Philadelphia, ranking eighth in the NBA in blocks per game that season.
In the Playoffs
Started 17 postseason contests with Philadelphia.
In International Play
Competed for the Canadian National Team in the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament hosted by Greece … participated in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship held in Las Vegas … also appeared in the 2007 Marchand Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Averaged 7.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.83 blocks in 59 games over two seasons at Seton Hall … owns the school record for career blocked shots (267) … posted 8.3 points, 5.7 boards and 2.13 blocks as a senior (2000-01) … named to the Big East All-Rookie Team after ranking seventh in the nation in blocks as a freshman (1999-2000) … his teammates with the Pirates included former Rockets Andre Barrett and the late Eddie Griffin.
Born Samuel Davis Dalembert on May 10, 1981, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti … lived in Haiti 14 years before moving to Montreal … sworn in as a Canadian citizen in Aug. 2007 … is the only Haitian born player in the NBA … speaks fluent French … did not start playing basketball until sophomore year at Lucien Page High School in Montreal … favorite subject at Seton Hall was computer graphics … spends leisure time playing video games, reading and working on computers … favorite sport other than basketball is soccer … was named the recipient of the 2009-10 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award by the Professional Basketball Writer’s Association in recognition of his outstanding charitable works and tireless relief efforts in his native Haiti … was also bestowed the 2010 Naismith Hall of Fame Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award, presented to individuals who honor the game of basketball by virtue of their personal growth and life-long accomplishments.
Originally selected by Philadelphia as an early entry candidate out of Seton Hall with the 26th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft … re-signed by the 76ers to a contract extension on Aug. 2, 2005 … traded by Philadelphia to Sacramento for center Spencer Hawes and forward Andres Nocioni on June 19, 2010 … signed with Houston as an unrestricted free agent on Dec. 00, 2011.