Full Name:
Jamal Wesley Sampson
Position:
Forward/Center
College:
California
Height:
6-11
Weight:
235
High School:
Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Birthdate:
May 15, 1983
Birthplace:
Inglewood, Calif.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in second round (47th overall) by the Utah Jazz ... Draft rights traded with draft rights to Ryan Humphrey (No. 19) for draft rights to Curtis Borchardt (No. 18).

TEAM WORKOUTS/FEATURES
Q&A with the Phoenix Suns

HIGHLIGHTS
An early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Played one season at California.
Named to the Pac-10 All Freshman Team.
Is the cousin of former NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson.


AT CALIFORNIA
As a freshman at California, appeared in 32 games, averaging 6.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.
Scored in double figures nine times.
Had eight double-digit rebounding games.
Posted four double-doubles.
Scored a season-high 15 points to go with a season-high 17 rebounds against Washington.
Had 10 points and 14 rebounds vs. Eastern Washington.
Tallied 15 points and eight rebounds against Fresno State.
Had 11 points and 10 rebounds at USC.
Blocked three or more shots on nine occasions, including a season-high five against Washington.
Grabbed 10 rebounds against Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

As a senior at Mater Dei High School, averaged 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.
Led team to the California state championship with a 57-54 victory over Modesto Christian.
Mater Dei finished the 2000-01 season with a 33-2 record and a No. 4 national ranking from USA Today.
Rated the nation's No. 15 recruit by Foxsports.com and the No. 1 center on the West Coast by Rivals.com.
Also ranked No. 26 overall by The Sporting News and No. 21 by CBSSportsline.com.
Missed several games his senior season with bone spurs, but had corrective surgery during summer of 2001.
As a junior, averaged 13.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and blocked 147 shots.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 32 31 78 183 .426 50 95 .526 209 38 15 54 206 6.4
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).