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Full Name: Christopher Zane Kaman
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 (2.13 m)/ 255 (115 kg)
Birthdate: April 28, 1982 (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
High School: Tri-unity Christian HS (Wyoming, Mich.)
College: Central Michigan

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (sixth overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers


Central Michigan
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2000-01281105183.5746390.700135614452739.8
2001-02241397158.61489137.6501992293928311.8
2002-033131244392.622206275.74937339199869422.4
Totals8345446733.608358502.7137076542182125015.1
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a junior. Named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year (2002-03). Helped lead Central Michigan to the 2003 NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1987. Ranks seventh on Central Michigan’s all-time rebounding list (707) and 11th in scoring (1,250). Holds the CMU record for career field goal percentage (60.8%). One of six players in CMU’s 1,000-point, 600-rebound club.

Junior (2002-03): Led Central Michigan and ranked 13th in the nation in scoring (22.4 ppg). Ranked fourth in the nation in rebounding (12.0 rpg). Finished 10th in the nation in blocks (3.2 bpg). One of only five players in the country to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. Named First Team All-MAC and the MAC Tournament MVP. Set CMU single season record for blocks (98) and rebounds (373). Had 20 games with 20 or more points. Had six 30-point outings. Led nation with 25 double-doubles. Scored a season-high 43 points vs. Ball State. Had 30 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks at Michigan. Tallied 39 points, 22 rebounds and three blocks at Ball State. Had 25 points and 10 rebounds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Duke.

Sophomore (2001-02): Averaged 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. Ranked fourth in the MAC in blocks (1.63 bpg). Led team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 18 times. Recorded seven double-doubles, including a 19-point, 17-rebound effort vs. Georgia State. Scored a season-high 26 points vs. eventual MAC champ Kent State. Blocked a season-high five shots at George Mason.

Freshman (2000-01): MAC All-Freshmen team selection. Ranked fourth in the conference in blocks (1.6 bpg), and third on team in scoring (9.8 ppg) and rebounding (4.8 rpg). Scored a season-high 23 points vs. Ball State. Blocked a season-high six shots vs. Northern Iowa, tying the fourth-best single-season mark in school history. Led team in scoring five times and in rebounding on eight occasions.

Strengths: Has a classic post-up game and makes good use of fakes to get defenders out of position and get himself to the free throw line. Surprises drivers by closing up gaps and providing help defense and blocks.

Personal: Favorite team is the Sacramento Kings. Favorite book is The Bible. Lists Michael Jordan as his sports hero. Nicknamed “Mikan.” Hobbies include working on cars and singing.