CHRIS KAMAN
Position: Centre
Height: 7-0
Weight: 255 lbs
College: Central Michigan
Declared after: Junior Year
Birthdate: March 28, 1982
Birthplace: Wyoming, Michigan

HIS GAME
Pros: Good athlete who runs the floor well for a big man. He has good footwork and post moves for a big man from college. Is capable of finishing with either hand. Has a good jump hook and turnaround jumper. Is a decent defender who can block shots and rebound.

Cons: Needs to add more upper body strength to play with NBA centres. Will need to improve his positional defence. He relied to much on athleticism to cover up for his poor defensive positioning. Double teams can cause him some problems. Didn’t play against the best players in college.

ACCOLADES
  • Was an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press
  • He was named the 2003 Mid-American Conference "Player of the Year", "Defensive Player of the Year" and MAC tournament MVP.
  • Led the nation with 25 double-doubles
  • Was named Central Michigan’s "Most Valuable Player"
  • Ranked second in the MAC in scoring and rebounds
  • His 373 rebounds this season set a school record, as did his 98 blocked shots.
  • Declared his intention to enter the NBA draft on April 30, 2003

    PLAYING CAREER AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
  • Was 10th in the nation in scoring last year averaging 22.5 ppg and was third in rebounding averaging 12.3 rpg
  • Led the MAC in field goal percentage last season with .632 per cent
  • Led Central Michigan to MAC Championship this past season
  • MAC All-Freshman team selection in 2000-01

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    SEASON HIGHS
  • Points: 43, Ball St., 2/19/03
  • Field Goals: 14, Ball St., 2/19/03
  • Field Goal Attempts: 20, Duke, 3/22/03
  • Field Goal Pct: .789, Ball St., 2/19/03
  • Free Throws: 15, twice
  • Free Throw Attempts: 20, Western Michigan (15-20), 2/10/03
  • Free Throw Pct.: 1.000, five times
  • Rebounds: 22, Ball St., 3/8/03
  • Assists: 5, Kent St., 3/15/03
  • Blocked Shots: 8, Toledo, 1/22/03
  • Steals: 2, four times

    HIGH SCHOOL AT
    TRI-UNITY CHRISTIAN
  • Was fifth in balloting for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball Award
  • Averaged 16.2 points, 13.9 rebounds and 6.1 blocks per game as a senior
  • First team all-state selection by the Detroit Free Press
  • Team went 24-2 during senior year and reached the state quarterfinals

    PERSONAL
  • Full name is Christopher Zane Kaman
  • Nickname’s are CK, Mikan, C-Kames
  • Parents are Leroy and Pamela Kaman
  • Sports hero is Michael Jordan
  • Some of his hobbies include working on cars and singing
  • His favourite team is the Sacramento Kings and his favourite player is Chris Webber