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Full Name: Christopher Wesson Bosh
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 210 (95.3 kg)
Birthdate: March 24, 1984 (Dallas, Texas)
High School: Lincoln HS (Dallas, Texas)
College: Georgia Tech

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Toronto Raptors


Georgia Tech
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2002-033131168300.560127174.73027838306748515.6
Three-point field goals: 2002-03, 22-for-46 (.478).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft. He was one of the top freshman players in NCAA Division I.

Career Highlights: Named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year. Named to All-ACC Second Team and to ACC All-Defensive Team. Named to ACC All-Rookie Team. Named to United States Basketball Writers Association national All-Freshman Team.

Freshman (2002-03): Led team in scoring, rebounding (9.0 rpg), blocked shots (2.2 bpg) and field goal percentage. Led the ACC in field goal percentage, joining Antawn Jamison as the only freshman ever to do so. Also led the ACC in blocked shots and was second in rebounding and eighth in scoring. Blocked at least one shot in each of final 19 games. In collegiate debut vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, established season-highs with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Had seven games with at least 20 points and scored in double figures in 28 of 31 games. Posted 13 double-doubles, second in the ACC. Had six other games with nine rebounds. Swatted season-high five shots vs. Maryland and Wake Forest. Was fourth in the ACC in free throw attempts and hit respectable 73 percent, 14th-best in ACC. Posted outstanding games vs. Wake Forest (22 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks), Virginia (22 points, nine rebounds, three blocks) and North Carolina (22 points, six rebounds, four blocks). Helped Tech to 16-15 record and berth in NIT. Scored 18 points and added seven rebounds and four blocks in opening win over Ohio State. Contributed 17 points and nine rebounds in second round win over Iowa. In final collegiate game, a loss in NIT quarterfinals vs. Texas Tech, posted 19 points (on 9-for-16 shooting), 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.

High School: Named First Team All-America by Parade and Second Team All-America by USA Today. Was named a McDonald’s All-American and Mr. Basketball in the state of Texas as a senior. Scored 14 points apiece in the McDonald’s High School All-America Game and the EA Sports Roundball Classic. Led Lincoln High to a 40-0 record and the state championship as a senior. MVP of the Global Games held in Dallas in July 2002.

Strengths: A smooth, fluid, left-handed athlete who appears to glide around the court. Covers amazing ground on the court, moving quickly to change ends. Has a smooth shooting stroke out to collegiate three-point line, and made 48 percent of his occasional three-point field goal attempts. He is a quick jumper who waits for offensive player to commit before rising to block shot.

Personal: Interested in computer imaging and graphics. Was preceded at Georgia Tech by two family members, a cousin and an aunt.