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Tyson Chandler


Full Name:
Tyson Cleotis Chandler
Position:
Forward
College:
N/A
Height:
7-0
Weight:
235
High School:
Dominguez HS, Compton, Calif.
Birthdate:
October 2, 1982
Birthplace:
Hanford, Calif.

NBA DRAFT 2001
Selected in the first round (second pick overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers. Draft rights traded, along with Brian Skinner, to Chicago for Elton Brand.
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HIGHLIGHTS
  An early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
  Named to the Parade Magazine All-America High School Boys Basketball First Team.
  Named to USA Today All-USA Second Team.
  Named to McDonald's High School All-America Team, but did not play in the game due to ankle injury.
  Named USA Today's California State Player of the Year.
  Despite his size, prefers to face the basket and owns an excellent perimeter shooting touch.
  Has been a starter on one of nation's top high school teams since his freshman year.

  Led Dominguez to a 31-4 record and the state championship, although he missed the final two games of the season after suffering an ankle injury.
  Averaged 26 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocked shots for the season.
  Helped Dominguez to No. 8 national ranking by USA Today.

  As a junior, helped Dominguez to a 35-2 season and the mythical high school national No. 1 ranking.
  Averaged 20.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.7 blocked shots and 3.2 assists.

  As a sophomore, averaged 14.9 points and 8.1 rebounds for team that went 32-5 and earned No. 5 national rank from USA Today.
  Shot 55 percent form the field and 72 percent from the free throw line.

  "Tyson is deceptive," said interim Dominguez coach Steve Singleton. "He might look on the skinny and frail side, but he's so strong, quick and has such a big heart."

  Former high school teammates include Tayshaun Prince of Kentucky and former Georgetown guard Kenny Brunner.

  Was the subject of a profile by the CBS television show 60 Minutes when he was a 6-11 freshman.


 
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