Player Profile: Antawn Jamison
#4 ANTAWN JAMISON
Weight: 235 lbs.
Birthdate : June 12, 1976
College: North Carolina
High School: Providence, Charlotte, NC
NBA Years: 11
Drafted: 4th Overall (First Round) By Toronto in 1998
Career Transactions: Draft rights traded by Toronto to Golden State for draft rights to Vince Carter and cash (6/24/98)...Traded by Golden State with Danny Fortson, Chris Mills and Jiri Welsch to Dallas for Evan Eschmeyer, Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, Popeye Jones and Antoine Rigaudeau (8/18/03)…Traded by Dallas with cash to Washington for Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner and the draft rights to Devin Harris (6/24/04)…Signed a contract extension with Washington (6/30/08).
Professionally: Is a two-time NBA All-Star (2005, 2008)…Enters 2009-10 with 262 career double-doubles…Has served as a team captain in all five seasons in Washington…Was named as the Southeast Division’s winner of the 2007-08 and 2008-09 NBA Sportsmanship Award…Was one of only five players in the NBA to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in 2007-08 (first career 20-point, 10-rebound season)…Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 10-16, 2008 (first career POTW award)…Was a member of the 12-man team that represented the United States at the 2006 FIBA World Championships in Japan…Combined with Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler to form the highest-scoring teammate trio in the NBA (67.4 points per game) in 2005-06…In 2004-05, formed the NBA’s highest-scoring teammate trio with Arenas and Larry Hughes…Selected to the NBA All-Star team for the first time in his career in 2004-05…Once played in 386 consecutive games until he missed a game on March 8, 2005 in New York…Was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2003-04 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks…Scored a career-high 51 points at SEA (12/3/00) and matched that effort in the following contest with 51 points vs. LAL (12/6/00) to become the first player to reach 50+ points in back-to-back games since Michael Jordan in 1986-87.
Personally: Full name is Antawn (an-TWON) Cortez Jamison…Son of Albert and Kathy Jamison…He and his wife, Ione, have a daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth, a son, Antwan Jr., and are expecting another baby boy in August of 2009…Also has another daughter, Alexis Jamison…As part of his ongoing efforts to provide “A Better Tomorrow” for children, partners with non-profit KaBOOM! to encourage and promote play among children across the country…Built his first playground with KaBOOM! in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, on September 6, 2008…Partnered with KaBOOM! and Kool-Aid to build his second playground in Washington, DC on September 20, 2008, and a third in Charlotte, NC on July 11, 2009…With the Bill of Rights Institute, through the national “Being an American” essay contest, inspired high school students to express what being an American means to them…In conjunction with the NBA, invited 20 youngsters from the Youth Empowerment Project to attend a Washington Wizards at New Orleans Hornets game, and conducted a meet and greet with the group prior to the game…Was awarded the 2005 Magic Johnson Award, presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to an NBA player who combines excellence on the court with outstanding cooperation with the media…Is a fixture at Wizards community events, including “Abe’s Table” and the annual Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery…With Ione, hosted injured soldiers in December 2007 for a private advance screening of the movie “The Perfect Holiday”…Has his own website, AntawnJamison.com, which features his charitable endeavors and foundation information…Launched “A Better Tomorrow,” a campaign which provides financial assistance to individuals and communities during the holiday season…Hosts an annual All-Star Basketball Camp at his alma mater, Providence High School in Charlotte, NC…Sponsors a ticket program called Antawn’s Army, in which he purchases tickets for local area children to attend a Wizards game…Mentioned as one of the “Good Guys” in sports by the Sporting News in 2005 and 2006…With Ione, participated in a ‘Reading Time-Out’ at a local elementary school to promote the importance of reading and education…Launched a foundation, a scholarship program and an incentive program that rewarded approximately 200 students in six schools…Sponsors a basketball tournament and funds programs to deliver shoes to a homeless shelter…Was awarded the NBA Community Assist Award in July 2003…In 2003, launched the Antawn C. Jamison Scholarship program, in which he awards need-based scholarships to a male and female college-bound basketball player from his alma mater, Providence High School in Charlotte…Participated in a speaker series called “Time-Out” in which he went to three different schools in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland and conducted a roundtable discussion with 50 students about various topics concerning youth today…Splits time between Washington, DC, and Charlotte, North Carolina.