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Hassan Whiteside

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Biography

Background

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings…signed by the Kings on July 8, 2010…waived by Sacramento on July 16, 2012…signed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League on Dec. 5, 2012…traded by the Skyforce to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Damian Saunders on Jan. 3, 2013…signed with Amchit Club of the Division A Lebanese Basketball League in May 2013…signed with Jin Qiang Sichuan of the Chinese National Basketball League on May 26, 2013….singed with Al Moutahed Tripoli of the Division A Lebanese Basketball League on Nov. 13, 2013…signed with Jiangsu Tongxi of the Chinese Basketball League in May 2014…signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on Sept. 25, 2014…waived by the Grizzlies on Oct. 22, 2014…re-signed by the Grizzles on Nov. 19, 2014…waived by the Grizzlies on Nov. 20, 2014…joined the Iowa Energy on Nov. 21, 2014…signed by the Miami HEAT as a free agent on Nov. 24, 2014.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 67 NBA regular season games (32 starts) during his three-year career and has averaged 8.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.06 blocks and 18.7 minutes while shooting 61.6 percent from the floor and 49.4 percent from the foul line…has officially missed 41 games due to injury, 37 as a DNP-CD, 35 as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, 36 games while on assignment to the NBA D-League and one game due to an NBA-imposed suspension…owns the HEAT single-season record for field goal percentage (.628 in 2014-15)…also owns franchise records for blocks in a game, blocks in a second half and total rebounds in a quarter and shares the record for total rebounds in a first half and defensive rebounds in a quarter…has scored in double figures on 34 occasions, including four 20-point performances…his career high for consecutive games scoring in double figures is 10 (Feb. 11-Mar. 6, 2015)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds 24 times, including four games with at least 20 rebounds…his career high for consecutive games grabbing double-figure rebounds is four (Mar. 13-20, 2015)…has blocked double-figure shots once…has posted 22 double-doubles and one triple-double…his career high for consecutive games with a double-double is three on five occasions (last: Apr. 9-15, 2015)…has 36 multi-block games and four multi-steal games…his career high for consecutive games with a blocked shot is 11 (Dec. 29, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015) and his career high for consecutive games with multiple blocks is nine (Dec. 29, 2014-Jan. 16, 2015)…his career high for consecutive field goals made is 12 (Feb. 3-4, 2015) and his high for consecutive games shooting at least 50 percent from the floor is seven and has occurred on three occasions (last: Mar. 31-Apr. 13, 2015)…has yet to appear in an NBA postseason game…has appeared in 65 NBA Development League games (15 starts) and averaged 7.2 points (.590 FG%, .549 FT%), 5.5 rebounds, 2.34 blocks and 13.7 minutes…has appeared in 20 Division A Lebanese Basketball League games and averaged 19.9 points (.553 FG%), 14.4 rebounds, 4.00 blocks, 1.5 assists and 34.5 minutes…has appeared in 44 Chinese National Basketball League games and averaged 27.2 points (.583 FG%), 16.5 rebounds, 4.80 blocks, 1.21 steals, 1.1 assists and 40.9 minutes.

2014-15 SEASON:
Split the season between the HEAT and Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League…officially missed four games due to injury…sat out Dec. 21 with a left toe injury and Jan. 21 with a sprained right ankle…missed a pair of games (Mar. 27-29) while on the inactive list with a right hand laceration…was officially listed as a DNP-CD on 15 occasions, including a total of five games where he dressed but was injured (three with a sprained right ankle and two with a right hand laceration)…missed one game (Mar. 11 vs. Brooklyn) due to an NBA-imposed suspension…missed one game (Dec. 14) while on assignment to Sioux Falls…finished in fourth place in the voting for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award…appeared in 48 games (32 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 11.8 points (.628 FG%, .500 FT%), 10.0 rebounds, 2.56 blocks and 23.8 minutes…set the HEAT single-season franchise record for field goal percentage…led the HEAT in offensive, defensive and total rebounds, rebounds per game, field goal percentage, blocks, blocks per game, dunks (86) and double-doubles…topped the HEAT in scoring seven times, in rebounds and blocks 36 times each (both team highs), in steals on four occasions and in minutes once…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench on seven occasions and also led the HEAT reserves in blocks 11 times, in rebounds 10 times and in steals three times…scored in double figures on 34 occasions, including four 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 24 times, including four games with at least 20 rebounds (the fourth highest single-season mark in franchise history and the most in a single-season since Rony Seikaly set the franchise record with seven in 1992-93)…tallied three of the top six single-game rebound totals in HEAT history…tallied 22 double-doubles and one triple-double…recorded his lone career triple-double and the first in HEAT history by a non-starter finishing with 14 points, 13 rebounds and a franchise-record 12 blocks in 24:37 of action at Chicago on Jan. 25, becoming the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double with blocks in less than 25 minutes of action since blocks became an official NBA statistic in 1973…in addition to setting the single-game record for blocks at Chicago he also set the franchise record for blocks in a second half with seven...his 12 blocks at Chicago marked the single-game high by an individual in the NBA in 2014-15…had 16 points and a game-high 24 rebounds vs. Dallas on Jan. 30 and in the process set the franchise record for total rebounds in a quarter (14 in the first quarter) and tied the franchise record for defensive rebounds in a quarter (8 in the first quarter)…recorded the first 20-point/20-rebound game of his career with team highs in points (24) and rebounds (game-high 20) at Minnesota on Feb. 4…grabbed a career-high 25 rebounds against the L.A. Lakers on Mar. 4 and matched the franchise record for total rebounds in a first half (17)…made a career-high 12 consecutive field goal attempts from Feb. 3-4, the high on the HEAT in 2014-15…did not appear in a game with the Grizzlies before being released, was a DNP-CD (Nov. 19 at Toronto) in his lone game with Memphis…started all four D-League games in which he appeared with Sioux Falls and Iowa and averaged 21.8 points (.870 FG, .636 FT%), 14.8 rebounds, 5.00 blocks and 28.0 minutes…in three games with Iowa he averaged 22.0 points (.857 FG%, .667 FT%), 15.7 rebounds, 5.33 blocks and 28.7 minutes…in his lone game with Sioux Falls he tallied 21 points (10-11 FGs), 12 rebounds and four blocks in 26:02 minutes…Season Highs: 24 points (twice), 25 rebounds (vs. L.A. Lakers, Mar. 4), 12 blocks (at Chicago, Jan. 25), three steals (at Minnesota, Feb. 4), one assist (six times) and 37:33 minutes (vs. Chicago, Apr. 9).

2013-14 SEASON:
Split the season between Jiangsu Tongxi of the Chinese Basketball League and Al Moutahed Tripoli of the Division A Lebanese Basketball League…appeared in 17 games for Jiangsu Tongxi and averaged 29.6 points (.621 FG%), 16.4 rebounds, 4.29 blocks, 1.3 assists and 38.4 minutes…was named Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Center of the Year, First Team and All-Imports Team…appeared in 16 games for Al Moutahed Tripoli and averaged 20.6 points (.543 FG%), 14.8 rebounds, 4.10 blocks, 1.5 assists and 34.8 minutes…was named Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Center of the Year, First Team and All-Imports Team.

2012-13 SEASON:
Split the season between the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, Jin Qiang Sichuan of the Chinese National Basketball League and Amchit Club on the Division A Lebanese Basketball League…appeared in 36 NBA D-League games (three starts) and averaged 6.6 points (.568 FG%, .658 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 1.92 blocks and 11.8 minutes…came off the bench in all 29 games in which he appeared for Rio Grande Valley and averaged 5.7 points (.533 FG%, .667 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 2.03 blocks and 10.1 minutes…appeared in seven games (three starts) for Sioux Falls and averaged 10.3 points (.667 FG%, .640 FT%), 7.7 rebounds, 1.43 blocks and 15.9 minutes…appeared in 27 games for Jin Qiang Sichuan and averaged 25.7 points (.559 FG%), 16.6 rebounds, 5.11 blocks, 1.41 steals and 42.4 minutes…was named Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Center of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, First Team, All-Imports Team and Chinese NBL Finals MVP as the team captured the Chinese NBL Championship…appeared in three games for Amchit Club and averaged 17.3 points (.564 FG%), 12.7 rebounds, 3.33 blocks, 1.7 assists and 31.0 minutes.

2011-12 SEASON:
Split the season between the Sacramento Kings and the Reno Big Horns of the NBA Development League…was officially listed as a DNP-CD on 21 occasions, including the final seven games (Apr. 13-26) of the season when he dressed but sat out due to a sprained right ankle…missed a total of 17 games while on assignment to Reno from Jan. 2-Feb. 2…was a healthy scratch on the inactive list on 10 occasions…came off the bench in all 18 games in which he appeared for Sacramento and averaged 1.6 points (.444 FG%, .417 FT%), 2.2 rebounds, 0.83 blocks and 6.1 minutes…topped the Kings in rebounds once…grabbed double-figure rebounds once…appeared in 11 games (five starts) for Reno and averaged 7.8 points (.521 FG%, .343 FT%), 6.5 rebounds, 3.00 blocks and 18.9 minutes…scored in double figures four times with the Big Horns…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded one double-double with Reno…NBA Season Highs: Five points (at Denver, Mar. 5), 10 rebounds (vs. Houston, Apr. 8), three blocks (vs. Phoenix, Apr. 3), one steal (three times) and 19:44 minutes (vs. Houston, Apr. 8).

2010-11 SEASON:
Split the season between the Sacramento Kings and the Reno Big Horns of the NBA Development League…missed the final 37 games of the season after suffering a partial patellar tendon tear in his left knee at practice on Jan. 31…was a healthy scratch on the inactive list 25 times and a DNP-CD once (Nov. 6 vs. Memphis)…missed 18 games while on assignment to Reno…made his NBA debut with the Kings at Minnesota on Oct. 27, 2010 in his lone NBA game of the season and was scoreless in 1:45 of action…appeared in 14 games (three starts) for Reno and averaged 4.4 points (.509 FG%, .412 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 2.14 blocks and 10.6 minutes.

COLLEGE:
Played one season at Marshall University before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft…appeared in 34 games (23 starts) and averaged 13.2 points (.524 FG%, .588 FT%), 8.9 rebounds, 5.35 blocks and 26.1 minutes…was named both the Conference USA Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year after setting school records for single-season and career blocks (182), leading the nation while finishing with the second-most blocks ever by a freshman and the fourth-highest single-season total in Division I history…his 182 blocks also set the Conference USA single-season record…earned AP Honorable Mention and Sporting News Second-Team All-America honors…was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and All-Defensive Team and earned All-C-USA Second Team honors…recorded the first triple-double in Conference USA and Marshall history when he tallied 17 points, 14 rebounds and 11 blocked shots against Brecia on Dec. 16, 2009…led the NCAA with three triple-doubles.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Hassan Niam Whiteside…his nickname is “Young Whiteside” because he’s always looked so young…is the son of Hassan Arbubakrr and Debbie Whiteside…has six brothers and three sisters…father played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Ottawa Rough Riders…led The Patterson School to a 34-2 record and a No. 1 national ranking as a high school senior in 2008-09…was hit by a car that was going 55 miles per hour as a 10-year old while he was walking to the store, suffering a broken leg and needed a defibrillator to be woken up after surgery…enjoys playing video games in his free time…wears size 16 sneakers.

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